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Big Rocks Park

Address: Glen Rose, TX
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Ranked #4 of 14 things to do in Glen Rose
Owner description: Park on the Paluxy River.
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Owner description: Park on the Paluxy River.

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Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Interesting rock formation on the river. There was no entry charge. We were able to climb on the rocks and wade in the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My kids love this place! They are 15 and 12 and just love to play around here. Since it's totally free, it's a fun place to stop and let them play for a while. My wife and I can sit in the shade of one of the boulders while they run around, jump from boulder to boulder, play hide &... More 

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Glen Rose, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I watch kids and teenagers as they walk toward the Big Rocks and as they stick their electronic gadgets in their pockets - and then I watch the imagination turn on. There is nothing there but Big Rocks and so you entertain yourself. Absolutely wonderful place right on the Paluxy River.

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Bethlehem
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is good exercise for kids big and small. My grand daughter had a ball taking her grand father exploring on and around the Big Rocks and Huge Boulders. There is also a creek and a dam to explore. We were there when the water level was extremely low, therefore it was extremely safe. Good generational fum and bonding.

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San Antonio, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My wife and I were traveling between Frisco, TX, and San Antonio and decided to stop here at Big Rocks Park to stretch our legs. We parked our Prius by the rocks and took our Shih Tzu out to the rocks to hike around. Be sure to wear sturdy rock gripping shoes. My wife wore flip flops and I had... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

While we visited the park there was no water flowing and no one else but us. Big Rocks describes it exactly. This small park is made up of large rocks. A short visit is enough unless you have kids or are a kid at heart and want to climb all over the rocks.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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50 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed at Oakdale across the street. This was definitely on the list. I went here as a child while my grandparents relaxed at the campsite. It was so fun to see the kids jump from rock to rock. My little granddaughter was a bit scared but her grandpa went up with her and then it was okay. We walked... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Its an interesting natural area to see. Good way for kids to blow off some steam climbing. Unfortunately I was there the week the river had been drained for maintenance.

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Cedar Hill, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

they need more signs to tell the history of the place, how the rocks were formed and when. not much info except interesting scenery. and need bins so people aren't leaving their trash all over the place....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

People have been enjoying themselves on those rocks for millenia. If you make one trip to this free park on a nice summer day you will know why. It is just plain old fun. I've been visiting this park my entire life and it is still enjoyable. The new dam and accompanying landscape just upstream make the entire area pleasant... More 

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