Go wild with a Glen Rose vacation
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Savor the remaining weeks of summer in Glen Rose, the wildest small town in Texas. Come see what you’ve been missing.
Glen Rose may seem like a sleepy town but there’s plenty going on to keep visitors entertained. Dinosaur Valley State Park is truly amazing in a this-was-once-Jurrasic-Park-OMG-where-are-the-raptors-hiding?!-sort of way. You don’t have to know much about dinosaurs to appreciate some of the world’s best preserved footprints and fossils. And they’re everywhere. It’s not a park set up around one tiny shallow footprint.
In addition to the dino relics, guests can enjoy kayaking, canoeing and swimming which will provide a much needed rest from the heat. You can also head out to the water for fishing or stay on land for a bit of horseback riding or mountain biking. There’s tons to do for folks with a love for the great outdoors.
Can’t get enough of the animals, though? Check out Fossil Rim, a wildlife center with international wonders brought to your back door. See animals from Africa, Asia, South America and more. (Don’t worry, only animals that can bear the climate call this place home.) These animals are cared for as part of rehabilitation and protection efforts. Come learn about some of the world’s rare species.
Loco Coyote Restaurant
For more indoor adventures, head to Glen Rose proper. Shopping and dining are best here. Riverhouse Grill is renowned for its stellar service and consistently delicious food. It’s established in a historic home that gives dinnertime a homey, family feel. But the food and presentation are probably much better than anything you normally have at home, not to mention that someone else is serving it!
For an even more casual approach, check out Loco Coyote. It’s definitely got that quirky hole in the wall feel, perfect to end a day of dinosaur and wildlife tours. I recommend barbecued anything.