Granbury Attractions


Granbury Attractions

GRANBURY

Hood County Museum (Old Hood County Jail):

Located at 208 N. Crockett and is housed in the Old Jail which was built in 1885. It is complete with the original cell blocks. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Scheduled tours by appointment only.

Admission information may be obtained at the Granbury Visitor's Center, 100 N. Crockett St., (817) 573-5548; The Museum, (817) 573-5135; or (817) 573-2340.

 


Granbury Opera House:

gransq3Built in 1886, the Opera House was restored and reopened in 1975. Plays, musicals and musical revues are staged throughout the year. Call the box office to reserve season seats. Group and senior citizen rates are available.

For ticket information, call (817) 573-9191 or Metro (817) 572-0881.

 

 


Old Granbury Town Square:

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Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the Square is described by the Department of the Interior as "...one of the most complete examples of a late 19th-century courthouse square in Texas." The restoration of the Hood County Courthouse, built in 1891, sparked the interest in restoring Granbury square.

The restored buildings of the Square house fine antique shops, gift shops, art galleries and exquisite cafes and restaurants.

Most of the shops are open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Sundays from noon - 5 p.m. Some of the shops remain open on Mondays. For more information call (817)573-5548.

 


Pate Museum Of Transportation:

The museum boasts an array of classic, antique and special interest automobiles, a superb exhibit of aircraft, plus an antique private railroad car, a Minesweeper boat, and a 1500 volume transportation library. The museum is located on Hwy 377 between Forth Worth and Cresson.

It is open daily, except Monday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is free. For information call (817) 396-4305.

 


The restored buildings of the Square house fine antique shops, gift shops, art galleries and exquisite cafes and restaurants.

Most of the shops are open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Sundays from noon - 5 p.m. Some of the shops remain open on Mondays. For more information call (817)573-5548.

 


Pate Museum Of Transportation:

The museum boasts an array of classic, antique and special interest automobiles, a superb exhibit of aircraft, plus an antique private railroad car, a Minesweeper boat, and a 1500 volume transportation library. The museum is located on Hwy 377 between Forth Worth and Cresson.

It is open daily, except Monday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is free. For information call (817) 396-4305.

 


Granbury Railroad Depot:

Granbury's first frame depot was destroyed by fire in 1912 and replaced in 1914 by the present depot. Its appearance remains virtually unchanged. The Hood County Genealogical Society and Hood County Historical Commission have restored the depot for use as an archives for old Hood County Records.

The railroad played a large part in Granbury's economic growth and the depot remains a nostalgic remembrance and delight of Granbury's past.

 


Brazos Old Fashioned Drive-In:

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a night of family entertainment under the stars in an authentic 1950s drive-in. The Brazos Drive-In is one of the last remaining drive-ins in the state and is located at 1800 W. Pearl Street in Granbury.

For show times call (817) 573-1311.

 


Acton State Park:

Acton Cemetery is the smallest State Park in Texas and includes the grave of Mrs. Elizabeth Crockett, widow of Alamo hero Davy Crockett. From Hwy 377, exit on FM 4 or FM 167 to the community of Acton. About 1/4 mile on your right.

 


Golfer's Paradise:

Just 30 minutes from Ft. Worth, you'll find the historic Lake Country area featuring 5 public and

four private challenging golf course that combine spectacular golf with unprecedented natural beauty. Superb courses, friendly people and good weather will tempt you to live life the way it was meant to be lived in the golfer's paradise.

Tee times and green fee information may be obtained by calling one of the following clubs:
Decordova Bend Estates: (817) 326-4505
Pecan Plantation CC: (817) 673- 2645
The Nutcracker Golf Club: (817)579-1811
Tarr Hollow Golf Club: (254) 834-3464
Sugar Tree Golf Course: (817) 596-0020
Squaw Valley Golf Course: (254) 897-7956
Granbury Country Club: (817) 573-9912
Three Oaks Golf Course: (817) 326-5563
Hidden Oaks Golf Course: (817) 279-1078

 


Rhino Ridge Mountain Biking and Kayaking

Rhino Ridge Outfitters, Inc. specializes in quality, personalized sea kayak and bike tours to fascinating and scenic locations around Lake Granbury and Glen Rose.
254-897-3866

www.rhinoridge.com

 


Barking Rocks Winery

Small batches of premium wines are being handcrafted in an old rock barn located between historic Granbury and Thorp Springs.
817-579-0007

www.barkingrockswine.com

 


Rough Creek Lodge

Spa, Hunting, Fishing and much more!!
www.roughcreek.com

 



Glen Rose

Barnard Mill and Art Museum
Located in the historic mill that was built in the 1860's and registered with the National and Texas Historic Places, this museum features 12 rooms filled with over 200 original works of art including oils, paintings, etchings, artifacts, watercolors, and bronzes.

The museum is open 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Saturdays and 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sundays.
307 SW Barnard Street
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Mill Ph: 254 897-7494 (weekends only)
Convention & Visitors Bureau: 888-346-6282 (weekdays)

 


Creation Evidence Museum

The Creation Evidence Museum is a non-profit educational museum chartered in Texas in 1984 for the purpose of researching and displaying scientific evidence for creation.

As such the museum sponsors paleontological and archaeological excavations in addition to other extensive research projects. Dr. Carl Baugh, the museum’s Founder and Director, originally came to Glen Rose, Texas to critically examine claims of human and dinosaur co-habitation. He conducted extensive excavations along the Paluxy River, with appropriate permission of the landowners.

These original excavations yielded human footprints among dinosaur footprints (see the Director’s doctoral dissertation).He then realized that a museum needed to be established in order to appropriately display this evidence, along with sustained excavations and other areas of scientific research for creation.

Hours of Operation
Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p..m.
$2.00 per person
or
$5.00 per immediate family
3102 FM 205, Glen Rose, TX
www.creationevidence.org

 


Dinosaur Valley State Park


Dinosaur Valley State Park, located just northwest of Glen Rose in Somervell County, is a 1524.72-acre, scenic park set astride the Paluxy River. The land for the park was acquired from private owners under the State Parks Bonds Program during 1968 and opened to the public in 1972.


Eastward-dipping limestones, sandstones, and mudstones, deposited from approximately 113 million years ago along the shorelines of an ancient sea, form the geological setting for the park area. Over the last million years or so, these layered formations have been dissected and sculpted by the Paluxy River which, in many places, has cut down to resistant beds and planed off sizable exposures of rock in the river bottom.

Open: 7 days a week year-round. Hours: 8 am - 10 pm. Busy Season: March - November
The park is located 4 miles west of Glen Rose. Take US Highway 67 to FM 205 for 4 miles to Park Road 59; then go one mile to the headquarters. There is an honor box located at headquarters for collecting fees after office hours.

 


The Somervell County Historical Museum:

Elm at Vernon, (254)897-4529 - provides an enormous variety of historical and geographical exhibits that tell the story of Somervell County, including a genuine moonshiner's still from the Prohibition era.


Squaw Creek Lake:

Built for cooling the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, this 3,228-acre lake is unusually deep a clear, with a rocky shoreline. Squaw Creek Lake provides excellent fishing for stocked population of spotted, smallmouth and hybrid striped bass and walleye, and native game fish(Fee access).

The lake is also used for boating, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, picnicking and camping ($10 per night for RV hookup). The reservoir is also noted for scuba diving. About 4 miles north of Glen Rose off Texas 144. Located at 2300 Coates Rd in Granbury. For information, call (817)573-7053

 

Open June through Labor Day from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday; and Labor Day through May from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays ; 1 pm to 5pm on Sundays. Admission is free, however donations are requested.

 


Squaw Creek Lake:

Built for cooling the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, this 3,228-acre lake is unusually deep a clear, with a rocky shoreline. Squaw Creek Lake provides excellent fishing for stocked population of spotted, smallmouth and hybrid striped bass and walleye, and native game fish(Fee access).

The lake is also used for boating, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, picnicking and camping ($10 per night for RV hookup). The reservoir is also noted for scuba diving. About 4 miles north of Glen Rose off Texas 144. Located at 2300 Coates Rd in Granbury. For information, call (817)573-7053

 


Fossil Rim Wildlife Center:

Here you can see more than 60 species of exotic animals - many of them being on the endangered species list. The Wildlife Center has been featured in Texas Traveler, National Geographic Magazine, and many others. The park features 2,700 acres of open rangeland which visitors drive through in their cars on a winding, nine-mile paved road. Except for the cheetah and red wolf, which live in spacious, fenced-in compounds, all of the other 1,100 animals roam freely, and many come right up to your car. You can take a break from your safari and find some refreshment in a cafe with a scenic overlook, or enjoy the picnic areas. After you've rested, visit the petting area and the nature gift shop. Call (254) 897-2960 to ask about behind the scene tours of endangered species, educational camps and programs, and special events such as star watches and moonlight safaris. The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is open from 9 am until two hours before sunset daily. It is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas and is closed occasionally in January and February due to weather.

The large Gemsbok antelope, beautiful Grevy's zebra or large groups of endangered cheetahs are a few of the many kinds of wildlife you will see on your drive thought the ranch which is open year round, seven days a week. It is located off Hwy 67, three miles southwest of Glen Rose in the rustic hills of Somervell County. For more information call (254) 897-2960.
Directions:
Take Highway 67 about three miles southwest of Glen Rose, turn left at the "Fossil Rim" sign and go about one and a half miles.

 


DUBLIN

Dr Pepper museum and Old Doc's Soda Shop
www.dublindrpepper.com
Old Doc's Soda Shop
105 E. Elm
Dublin, TX 76446
888-398-1024

 

  


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