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A Texas Heritage Travel Guide

Destinations worth the drive!

Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose Texas

Located just northwest of Glen Rose, Dinosaur Valley State Park is a 1500-acre scenic park. Although the key attraction at this park is the dinosaur tracks in the Paluxy River, there are many other ways to enjoy a day here. Other activities include camping, hiking,...

Barnard’s Mill and Barnard’s Mill Art Museum

History Early Texas gristmill, constructed in 1860 by Charles Barnard, a block off the historic town square. The first permanent structure in this area, the original mill was a three story building constructed of stone and built like a fort to withstand Indian...

Glen Rose Texas Ruins

Glen Rose Texas has a long history dating back to the 1870’s. After a prosperous beginning, the community went through tough financial times during much of the 20th Century. In 1902 a tornado damaged the Somervell County Courthouse and part of the town square....

Somervell County Picnic Area Number 50

As you travel west from Glen Rose Texas on US Highway 67, you will pass through a hilly area. The change in scenery is pleasant after so much flat land. The road climbs up and up, until you come to the final steep climb. There’s a road side park at the very top of...

The Promise in Glen Rose Texas

The Promise, a live performance depicting the life of Jesus Christ, has been performed in the Texas Amphitheater in Glen Rose Texas for 25 years This artful, one of a kind, reenactment of the life and time of Jesus Christ is a key attraction of the Glen Rose area....

Loco Coyote Grill in Glen Rose Texas

This is definately not your typical city barbecue place. No, it’s more like a down-a-country-road barbecue place located in rural Somervell County Texas, and just close enough to Glen Rose to call it home. Started by a family with a long history in the barbecue...

Finding Dinosaur Tracks in Somervell County Texas

Somervell County Museum in Glen Rose Texas If you have ever been to Dinosaur Valley State Park, you may know that it can be hard to find the dinosaur tracks there. They are mostly in the river bed which is under water most of the time. You get the idea? Fortunately,...

Big Rocks Park in Glen Rose Texas

Updated 8/28/2016 Big Rocks Park is still great when the water flows. The city made some improvements a few years back including new public restrooms/changing room. The video below is from a busy weekend this summer.   Big Rocks Park in Glen Rose Texas has been a...

Paluxy Heritage Park in Glen Rose Texas

Across the River from the town square in Glen Rose is the Paluxy Heritage Park. A final resting place for several historic dwellings from an earlier time in Somervell County, they have a log home, an early stone home, an early school house, and several other historic...

Chandor Gardens Photos from April 2010

In April of 2010 I visited Chandor Gardens on the opening weekend. It was a wonderful day for a walk in the garden. The air was cool and breezy, the sun was filtered through mildly overcast skis, it was a glorious day. The images that follow are from my visit on that...

April Wildflowers in North Texas

I visited Cleburne State Park this past weekend, Saturday, April 24, 2010. The wildflower display was great! Really, just about the best I’ve seen in years. In the fields, along the trails, and especially the Spillway Trail. Right now seems to be the time to go...

Wildflowers are Starting to Pop Up Across Texas

Wildflowers Texas Parks and Wildlife is forecasting a good year for wildflowers! After several below average seasons, the odds are good for a great showing this year. This from their 3/23/10 News Release titled: Wildflowers Starting to Pop Up Across Texas AUSTIN —...

Work-campers and The Last Child in The Woods

An article ran recently in the New York Times a about work-campers. The article, Retirees Trade Work for Rent at Cash-Poor Parks, was interesting for several reasons. First, it referenced several parks in Texas, and second it’s about work-camping which is sort...

Fun DFW Holiday Events and Getaway Ideas

Fun Holiday Events Close To DFW Area A week or two back I got an email from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. It started out like this: Looking for something different to do with family and friends this holiday season? Consider a road trip to discover the...

North Texas Fall Foliage Road Trip Ideas

Here it is fall 2009 already.  I don’t know about you, but it sure did sneak up on me. Someone sent me an email the other day asking for more trip advice. My post last year on North Texas drives for fall foliage stands the test of time and is still good advice....

Classic Swimming Holes in Texas

Lately there has been a lot of interest in the Lampasas Texas page here on The Road Trip Destination Guide.  That interest is mostly because of the Pool at Hancock Springs. Water from Hancock Spring flows freely through the pool and out into the river. This quote from...

The Historic Texas Golden Era County Courthouses

Texas has a grand variety of historic county courthouses. Many of these historic county courthouses exist today, in part, because of an act passed in 1881 by the Texas legislature authorizing counties to sell bonds to finance the construction of new courthouses. This...