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Somervell County Museum

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Address: 101 Vernon St., Glen Rose, TX

Museum specializing in fossils.

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Large and interesting fossils

We found this museum while finding a nearby geocache. Thankfully the display outside has a dinosaur track so we could actually see one! The ones at the state park were underwater... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 May 2015
Kilgore, Texas
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Galesburg KS
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

While we realize that museums like this one exist solely on donations, this one is as average as they come. The volunteer offered no information or guidance as we roamed through the building freely.

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Kilgore, Texas
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124 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

We found this museum while finding a nearby geocache. Thankfully the display outside has a dinosaur track so we could actually see one! The ones at the state park were underwater and not visible, sadly. We tried to go into the museum on Wednesday during its posted hours, but no one was around. We tried again on Thursday afternoon and... More 

1 Thank BigHilda
Glen Rose, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

This free museum has limited hours but is a great way to spend a few hours seeing interesting things

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Glen Rose, Texas
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed the visit to the county museum.I really like the moonshine steel that was on exhibit. The founding families photos and documents were interesting.

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Rhome, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

We had some time to waste and gave this a try. We enjoyed seeing all the old items (had never seen a hand-pump floor vacuum before). There's no fee, but can give a donation. The hours are limited and only open on the weekend. Also have lots of fossils on display. It ended up being a good place to spend... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Imagine all the residents of your town getting together and donating the best item they have that describes their community from years past. That's what the Somervell County Museum brings to this area. All kinds of interesting artifacts and little treasures, all housed in a small two-room building that doesa a great job of merchandising. If you look carefully -... More 

1 Thank lnr3
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

This was a nice surprise along the city square and the volunteer staff were so adorable! Many historic photos of the area as far back as 1890's. A dinosaur track out back along with casted tracks inside. I highly recommend you view the 'Ice House' on the square, it's such a cute structure along with the old jail. All is... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

We were disappointed the last time we were in Glen Rose last fall and the museum was closed, so we were very glad to see it was open during Spring Break when we passed through again. There were several volunteers who were there the day we visited. Every time we stepped out onto the front porch there seemed to be... More 

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Moore, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

Positives: eclectic collection of local artifacts; easy to find Negative: restricted hours of operation, limited parking If small town history interests you, the Somervell County Museum on the courthouse square in Glen Rose is for you! This compact museum occupies a structure on the northeast corner of the square. A brief history posted outside the building reveals it's been repurposed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

This museum is in downtown Glen Rose and doesn't look like much on the outside, but it is a step back in time and is really neat. It has 3 rooms downstairs and 1 upstairs. If you like museums, you'll really like this one. It is a free museum and has a donation jar at the door. I really recommend... More 

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