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Big Rocks Park

Glen Rose, TX
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Beautiful... Go on cooler day

We visited today, just to get out of the city. It is 108° so we did not stay long. It is a vivid... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
vjpiglet
via mobile
Unexpected bonus

A nifty little pocket-park tucked away downtown, Big Rocks, offers exactly what you expect—big... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Mandi G
via mobile
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Park on the Paluxy River.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“the river” (86 reviews)
“snow cone” (9 reviews)
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Glen Rose, TX
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"the river"
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"snow cone"
in 9 reviews
"kids loved climbing"
in 4 reviews
"fun climbing"
in 4 reviews
"water shoes"
in 9 reviews
"big fun"
in 3 reviews
"nature lovers"
in 3 reviews
"trash cans"
in 4 reviews
"cool off"
in 4 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 8 reviews
"fun place"
in 6 reviews
"great for families"
in 3 reviews
"couple hours"
in 3 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 4 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 5 reviews
"dinosaur valley"
in 3 reviews
"dam"
in 19 reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We visited today, just to get out of the city. It is 108° so we did not stay long. It is a vivid reminder of how severe the drought is here. The natural beauty is incredible as is the remains of the original dam.

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

A nifty little pocket-park tucked away downtown, Big Rocks, offers exactly what you expect—big rocks. Really big rocks dot the landscape and are perfect for climbing, crawling under and scampering over. There are loose stones and fossils as well, along with some water features.

Thank Mandi G
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

There was hardly any water when we were there but that didn't make it any less amazing! Rock climbing, rock skipping, and minnow watching. They kids had a blast.

Thank Brandi L
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We stopped by this park on our way out of Glen Rose for the weekend just to say we'd been there. I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't think looking at a bunch of big rocks would be all that fascinating but it kind of was....More

Thank vasha13
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

When the kids were young they loved climbing on the rocks. A free attraction worth taking a look - even if just from the car. When the river is up many locals swim there. Always HOT in the summer. If you have kids that like...More

Thank charlesaO1343VO
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The rocks are really cool, seems crazy in the middle of nowhere! The river was a good place to cool off but it is so sad to me - people leave trash all over. My granddaughter went around and picked up a bunch of it....More

Thank Bonnie S
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This is a small city operated park. There’s no admission fee. Our kids loved climbing all over the giant rocks. They also enjoyed walking through the Paluxy river looking for little fish. There’s not much to do here besides that. It looks like it gets...More

Thank DKGM07
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Fun to explore, jump and climb! Stopped here with my 3yo and 5yo before going to see the dinosaur park- they are good climbers so it was relatively easy spotting them on the rocks. It was a highlight of our day and definitely worth the...More

Thank Jackie S
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

This park is awesome and love that they offer life jackets since we miscounted. Brought the kid out in me. We had planned on staying for an hour but spent 3hrs before we left for Dinosaur valley.

Thank adriona b
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Easy to spend half a day with your feet in the cool waters of the Paluxy River. Can cross the river and enjoy the river walk. Glen Rose is diamond in the ruff; great little town. We will return.

Thank John B
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Jazmin G
7 June 2018|
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Response from Stephanie O | Reviewed this property |
The water is not deep. But your thoughts will be as you sit on the big rocks.
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priteesah
13 April 2018|
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Response from Stephanie O | Reviewed this property |
It is free! Have fun!
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Melody M
13 July 2017|
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Response from Kendall A | Reviewed this property |
No. It's not very big , but it's worth seeing if you happen to be there. You can park and walk right in.
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