4th of July Events - Glen Rose, Tx - America’s Dream Town USA

4th of July weekend in America’s Dream Town (Glen Rose, Tx)

Itinerary Guide Presented by Dreamtown Brand

Places to stay in Glen Rose 

Some of the top rated places to stay when you visit America’s Dreamtown

Inn on the River - Located on the downtown square, lots of great shopping, food, and adventure within walking distance.  102 year old registered landmark on the Paluxy River. 

Sky Box Cabins - Featured in Texas Living Magazine and SoutherLiving.com. You’ll be at the tip top in these treehouse style cabins with beautiful views and modern amenities.  

Anderson Creek Cabins - Tranquil Texas beauty amid 15 scenic acres with all the comforts of home. 

Country Woods Inn - The greatest combination of country living with a walk to the historical downtown area.  Right off the river walk with a barn and breakfast that will have you wanting to stay forever. 

4th of July Weekend Events


-Rockin’ Hair Body and Soul: Book your holiday weekend tan with Abi Esthetics located at Rockin’ Hair on the historical downtown square.  Book a spray tan with Abbie Leach.

-Book an outdoor adventure/experience with T & A Adventure Outfitters, they have a store located on the downtown square you can visit for all the outdoor adventure supply you need.  Rent paddle boards, kayaks, RV’s, camping gear and more!

-Dino Hills Disc Golf - Go play some disc golf and enjoy the creativity of the courses and in the beautiful hills of Glen Rose.

-Go axe throwing and have a drink at Sexton Mill for a unique outdoor bar and restaurant located on the Paluxy River.  Listen to the Joe Savage band live on Friday July 2nd. 


-Kick off your morning with a coffee and pastries at the Grand Opening of Crave Bakery just off the square and stay to watch the parade!

Open 6am-9pm with events happening all day long!  Take a selfie, meet the owners, and enjoy a treat for yourself and your pet!  Quality ingredients with gluten-free and keto options. 

Watch the Hometown Independence parade as it goes through the square at 9am. After visit the local shops and have lunch at Storiebook Cafe. There will be activities on the square hosted by local businesses form 9am-12pm. 

-Adam Hull will be playing at Sexton Mill from 1-3pm if you want to enjoy some live music and drinks!

-Take a stroll down the River Walk to cool off at Big Rocks park on the Pauluxy River, grab a snow cone at the Snow Shack located next to Big Rocks park.  Snow shack also has mini golf and more!

Photo cred snow shack 

Photo credit skyboxcabins.com

-For a little nightlife action and food visit Blackies on the square or head out to Local Coyote Grill for BBQ and brews. 


Grab a cooler and pack your food for the day at Wheeler Brand Reservoir! Gates open at 7am and it gets packed quickly.  Fish, swim, paddle board, float, jump off the dock, and kayak in the clear water. Fun for the whole family!


If you want to make the most of it you can visit one of the many attractions the Dinosaur Capital of Texas has to offer!  

Top three things to do in Glen Rose, Tx

Visit Dinosaur Valley State Park

Dinosaurs roamed Glen Rose long before us: walk in their footprints, look for fossils, and enjoy the beautiful landscape. 

Photo cred https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/dinosaur-valley

Fossil Rim

Drive through wildlife park, an amazing experience with guided tours or drive through options.  Feed the animals right from your car!

Photo credit fossilrim.org

Dinosaur World

Walk amoung life size dinosaurs, you can even bring your pets and dig for fossils, it’s a lot of fun for kids of all ages!

 Wrap up the weekend with a massage to recover at Andrea Brannock LMT!

More info at: Visit Glen Rose

Visit the Glen Rose square for some of the best shopping!

Need your laundry done halfway through your trip or before you head home? Stop by Simply Suds Laundry Mat.

Glen Rose, Tx is waiting! Come visit us! 

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