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Address: Glen Rose, TX
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Park on the Paluxy River.

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Keep an eye out for fossils

We had intended to spend the day at Dinosaur Valley State Park. Upon arriving there we were told that non of the tracks were visible and ninety percent of the trails were closed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
gardener19464
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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Glen Rose, Texas
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like wading in a special place? Paluxy River flowing through "Big Rocks Park", Glen Rose, Texas. The Paluxy river is noted as the shortest, most violent River in Texas.

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Thank FINBARtx
Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very fun free place to spend time on the river and have a picnic. Water was chrystal clear and filled

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had intended to spend the day at Dinosaur Valley State Park. Upon arriving there we were told that non of the tracks were visible and ninety percent of the trails were closed. We wanted to find somewhere to take a walk and enjoy the river. Back in Glen Rose we discovered Heritage Park. From there we walked on the... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glen Rose is one of our favorite places and my kids love going to this area so they can climb the rocks and when the water is low, walk down the stream...on a hot afternoon it is refreshing.

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Odessa, Texas
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76 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Amazing how some areas erode more & different even though they are only a few yards from each other- there were several families with kids & the kids were having a blast Les7h

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Glen Rose, Texas
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53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Very rocky.....hence the name!!! A fun place to play in and next to the river. Very crowded on a summer day, snocone stand in walking distance. Right across the street from a campground that has an occasional bluegrass jam. Good clean family fun!

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Whitefield, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

On way out of but near centre of town we parked by view of lovely rocks by lovely river. My grandson .daughter and I clambered over rocks and both my daughter and I took some nice photos. Luckily it was a pleasant dry warm day.

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Thank cornishpasty672161
Cleburne, Texas
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

If you don't go in the spring, or right after a heavy rain, there won't be any water in the river! We love watching the water swirl amongst the rocks, kids love it too. They have a nice walking trail along the river if you cross over the dam.

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Thank MCSpaints
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

What a great place to just explore these Hugh rocks or just sit and ponder to watch the sunset. The water was not flowing through the paluxy much so it was easy to climb up and down the rocks just to explore. There was a bit of trash though. Wishing people would pick up after their selves

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Thank Melanie R
Rusk
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102 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Best I can say is this is a shallow watering hole. Fun in the water, and a nice place to cool off in the summer. A favorite of the locals.

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