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Lovely old town with a rich history

We always enjoy seeing historic courthouses and visiting shops and restaurants around the square... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dianne W
Sugar Land, Texas
Cute little town

I meandered around town. I shopped and ate. I was shocked at how cute the boutique's were. The... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Mike L
Granbury, Texas
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Courthouse Square, Glen Rose, TX 76043
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This town is just like you go straight back to the late 1800's beginning 1900's. A lot of the old buildings have been there that long. You will find cute shops and some good food on top of it. Great place with a nice atmosphere...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always enjoy seeing historic courthouses and visiting shops and restaurants around the square. Glen Rose is unique and a popular place to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dianne W
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by here when we were staying at Inn on the River. It was a wonderful place to explore, so many different things to do on the square. Loved Vitas for lunch the shoo fly pies for dessert. Great antiques with wonderful pricing. Only down...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

I meandered around town. I shopped and ate. I was shocked at how cute the boutique's were. The food at LaVita and The River House were great!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike L
Reviewed November 5, 2018

The sidewalks are terribly uneven but it;s a fun little center to walk around. There a small museum (open very limited hours) and a tourist center with very informative employees. You can grab a coffee or a pie. Plus there are stores wit new and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Loved, loved, loved the historic downtown with the beautiful courthouse, soda shoppe and antique stores. A wonderful trip down memory lane!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Rating and reviewing the town square is like rating one of my children. It is and has been an integral part of my life. I grew up in GR and the square meant so many things to so many locals. It was "home room" where...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Every store we went into was friendly and helpful. Quaint about 4 blocks. Stop at each store as they are each unique.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pat H
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here as we were driving thru and found the downtown to be quite quaint and charming. Nice place to stop at...there was also a cool antique mall close by near the public beach. Close to Dallas, so we might go...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

There’s all kinds of shops and cafes surrounding the town square. The courthouse lawn has a beautiful sculpture of the founder and his wife plus a plaque explaining the history. We loved our visit to Glen Rose, where my husband was born and to read...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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September 14, 2017|
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Response from judidavis829 |
The Riverhouse Grill. It is open Wednesday-Sunday
August 24, 2016|
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Response from Country-n-City-Nash | Reviewed this property |
The soda fountain/ shop had local jellies & hot sauces & similar items!
February 9, 2015|
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Response from Rene R | Reviewed this property |
I saw some signs for Antiques but didn't go in those stores as its not my thing. Online search will give you store names. Maybe you can call if you are looking for something specific.