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Things to do in Glen Rose

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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Glen Rose
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Ranchs
Owner description: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is where Africa comes to Texas. Our 1,800-acre preserve holds a 9.5 mile scenic drive where you... more » Owner description: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is where Africa comes to Texas. Our 1,800-acre preserve holds a 9.5 mile scenic drive where you can interact with over 1,100 rare and endangered animals roaming free in their herds. Stay in your car, reserve your spot on a guided tour, or even spend a night at our Safari Camp or Lodge to see over 50 different species of wild animals including cheetahs, wolves, giraffes, rhinos and more. The delicious food at The Overlook Cafe is paired with an incredible view overlooking the park and our gift shop offers souvenirs to take home to family and friends. While Fossil Rim is sure to provide a unique experience and exciting adventure, we are dedicated to the conservation of species on the brink of extinction. Fossil Rim conducts scientific research, trains professionals, responsibly manages our natural resources and is committed to public education. We are a not-for-profit breeding center dedicated to the recovery of species in the wild and we invite you to join us in our efforts. Grab your camera and head this way for the scenic wildlife drive you won't forget. Located in Glen Rose, Texas, we are just 52 miles SW of Fort Worth and well worth a visit for people of all ages! « less
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Glen Rose
Category: Performances
Owner description: The Promise begins on the banks of the Paluxy River in historic Glen Rose, Texas. In the opening scene, a grandfather and his... more » Owner description: The Promise begins on the banks of the Paluxy River in historic Glen Rose, Texas. In the opening scene, a grandfather and his grandchildren, Billy and Lisa, explore the woods and riverbed in search of the dinosaur tracks that have made Somervell County a popular destination for visitors. As the sun sets, they stumble across an old campsite that reminds Grandpa of a story his own grandfather used to tell him in the same spot--the one about the Promise sent by God.As Grandpa begins to sing about the Promised One, the three find themselves among the Old Testament prophets who foretold the coming of Jesus. Immediately, Grandpa, Billy, and Lisa are swept up in the events of Jesus' birth, baptism, temptation, and ministry.Based on Scripture and incorporating the music of award-winning contemporary Christian artists, The Promise brings a modern touch to the most amazing story ever told. Audiences experience a smiling, approachable Jesus who reaches out to people and changes lives. With its sweeping musical score, live animals, and a cast and crew of more than 150 dedicated Christian artists, The Promise is truly the experience of a lifetime.The Promise is performed annually at Texas Amphitheatre--the largest permanent outdoor theatre in the state. With its Greco-Roman design and 3,200 seating capacity, this state-of-the-art facility is unexpectedly intimate, making it the perfect place to experience The Promise.Many features of the Texas Amphitheatre help communicate the story in a modern way--a water-filled moat, rain curtain, lighting truss with 600+ instruments, digital sound system, and more. Audiences truly have an extraordinary experience at The Promise in Glen Rose, Texas.The story of Jesus is timeless. But the season is not. The Promise will be performed Friday and Saturday evenings annually during the months of September & October. « less
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Glen Rose
Category: State Parks

Dinosaur Valley State Park is a wonderful destination for anyone who's into dinosaurs or the great outdoors.  Located in Glen Rose, Texas (just about 1.5 hours southwest of Fort... more »

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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Glen Rose
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Glen Rose
Category: Parks

Big Rocks Park is just what the name says.  It is literally a park full of really large rocks to climb on and explore.  They are close to the river and there are shallow parts for... more »

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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Glen Rose
Category: Museums
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Glen Rose
Category: Bodies of Water
Texas' last undammed river.
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Glen Rose
Category: Specialty Museums
Located in a pink metal building, this museum poses evidence to the evolution theory.
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Ranked #9 of 14 attractions in Glen Rose
Category: Country Western Bars
Owner description: The Green Pickle is a Texas beer garden specializing in Texas beers & wines. Whether you're here to relax, enjoy freshly made... more » Owner description: The Green Pickle is a Texas beer garden specializing in Texas beers & wines. Whether you're here to relax, enjoy freshly made German sausage, listen to good music, or look at artwork from a very talented artist, we know you and your family will enjoy! "There's No Place Like This Place, So This Must Be The Place!" « less
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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in Glen Rose
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Ranked #11 of 14 attractions in Glen Rose
Category: Specialty Museums
Museum specializing in fossils.
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Ranked #12 of 14 attractions in Glen Rose
Category: Historic Sites
The oldest structure in Glen Rose.
Ranked #13 of 14 attractions in Glen Rose
Category: Parks
A recommended side trip when staying in Hico, Texas for canoeing.
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