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Glen-Rose is located in Somervell County in north-central Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,444 residents. Glen Rose is called the "Gateway to the Hill Country," and is home to several popular attractions which draw lots of visitors each year. In 2004, Glen Rose was named an "American Dream Town," and it's billed as a premier location for living the "Rural American Life Style." Millions of years ago, this area was home to lots of dinosaurs, which has also earned Glen Rose the nickname of "Dinosaur Capital of Texas." You can actually see dinosaur tracks throughout the town of Glen Rose. Dinosaur Valley State Park is located just northwest of town and offers hiking, biking, and camping. There's also a day-use picnic area, an outdoor amphitheater, an interpretive center located in the headquarters, and a store that sells dinosaur souvenirs, drinks and snacks. Canoeing and kayaking are available on the Brazos River and the Squaw Valley Golf Club is consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the state of Texas. Dinosaur World in Glen Rose another fun place to take the entire family. It covers approximately twenty acres and features more than 100 life-size dinosaurs along a winding pathway. Each dinosaur displays a sign that tells visitors the name of the dinosaur and gives other details, such as when they existed and where they roamed. There's also a museum on the grounds with replicas and fossils, a dinosaur dig for kids and a playground. Pets are also welcome at Dinosaur World, as long as they are on a leash.

Surrounding areas: Granbury, Texas (14.5 mi), Lake Granbury, Texas (17.9 mi), Stephenville, Texas (26.1 mi), Lake Whitney, Texas (28.0 mi), Whitney, Texas (32.0 mi)

Glen Rose Vacation Rentals

Glen Rose Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn1201 N Plaza DrGranbury, TX13.9 mi.(817) 573-2611
Best Western Granbury Inn1517 N Plaza DrGranbury, TX14.1 mi.(817) 573-4239
Arbor House Lakeside Inn530 East Pearl StGranbury, TX14.4 mi.(800) 641-0073
Holiday Inn Express800 PLZ DrGranbury, TX14.5 mi.(817) 573-4411
Best Western Smithfield Inn1707 West HendersonCleburne, TX20.6 mi.(817) 556-3330
Comfort Inn2117 N MainCleburne, TX22.8 mi.(817) 641-4702
Sagamar Inn2107 N MainCleburne, TX22.8 mi.(817) 556-3631
Days Inn Stephenville701 South LoopStephenville, TX26.1 mi.(254) 968-3392
Comfort Inn Stephenville2925 W WashingtonStephenville, TX29.1 mi.(254) 965-7162
Holiday Inn Stephenville2865 W WashingtonStephenville, TX29.1 mi.(254) 968-5256

Glen Rose Weather & Climate

Central Northeast Texas has hot, humid summers and cool winters. The climate is classified as humid subtropical. Dry winds add to the heat in the summertime, often causing the mercury to soar above 100 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months and January is the coolest month. Northeast Texas lies on the southern end of "Tornado Alley". The National Weather Service occasionally issues tornado watches, although they rarely form into actual tornadoes. This region receives approximately 37 inches of rain per year. Flash floods and severe thunderstorms are frequent occurrences during spring months. Average snowfall in northeast Texas is 2.4 inches per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 58°F 28°F 1.64 in. -
February 64°F 33°F 2.28 in. -
March 72°F 41°F 2.80 in. -
April 79°F 49°F 2.91 in. -
May 86°F 58°F 5.20 in. -
June 92°F 66°F 4.02 in. -
July 97°F 69°F 2.19 in. -
August 97°F 67°F 2.18 in. -
September 89°F 61°F 3.15 in. -
October 80°F 50°F 3.83 in. -
November 68°F 39°F 2.24 in. -
December 59°F 31°F 2.38 in. -

Glen Rose Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Fort Worth Alliance airport (AFW) located about 57 miles northeast of Glen Rose in Fort Worth, Texas, the Tstc Waco airport (CNW) located approximately 57 miles southeast of Glen Rose in Waco, Texas, the Dallas Fort Worth International airport (DFW) located roughly 61 miles northeast of Glen Rose in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas, and finally Dallas Love Field (DAL) located around 67 miles northeast of Glen Rose in Dallas, Texas.

Glen Rose Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags Over TexasArlingtonTX51.2 mi.
Boardwalk Fun ParkGrand PrairieTX56.6 mi.
State Fair of TexasDallasTX67.4 mi.
SpeedZoneDallasTX67.4 mi.
Sandy Lake Amusement ParkCarrolltonTX70.8 mi.
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlingtonTX51.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Squaw Valley Golf CourseGlen RoseTX 
Granbury Country ClubGranburyTX14.3 mi.
Hidden OaksGranburyTX14.3 mi.
Three Oaks Par 3 Golf CourseActonTX14.7 mi.
Bosque Valley Golf CourseMeridianTX22.6 mi.
Pat Cleburne Municipal Golf CourseCleburneTX23.1 mi.
Riverview Golf ClubCleburneTX23.1 mi.
Bluebonnet Country ClubHicoTX23.8 mi.
Legends Country ClubStephenvilleTX26.0 mi.
Sugartree Golf ClubDennisTX27.7 mi.
State Parks
Dinosaur Valley State ParkTX3.4 mi. 
Cleburne State ParkTX12.1 mi. 
Acton State ParkTX14.2 mi. 
Meridian State ParkTX24.0 mi. 
Lake Whitney State ParkTX31.8 mi. 
Amon Carter MuseumFort WorthTX42.3 mi.(Art)
Kimbell Art MuseumFort WorthTX42.3 mi.(Art)
Modern Art Museum of Fort WorthFort WorthTX42.3 mi.(Art)
Modern at Sundance SquareFort WorthTX42.3 mi.(Art)
Sid Richardson Collection of Western ArtFort WorthTX42.3 mi.(Art)
Imgisphere Children's MueumBedfordTX55.2 mi.(Children's)
Dr Pepper MuseumWacoTX59.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX 
Fort Worth Zoological ParkFort WorthTX42.3 mi.
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX59.3 mi.
Dallas Aquarium at Fair ParkDallasTX67.4 mi.
Dallas World AquariumDallasTX67.4 mi.
Dallas ZooDallasTX67.4 mi.
Abilene Zoological GardensAbileneTX116.4 mi.

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