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Travelers make tracks to this idyllic hamlet to view prehistoric footprints in the Paluxy River at Dinosaur Valley State Park and the native and non-native species that roam the rolling hills at nearby Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Known for its abundance of petrified- wood structures, Glen Rose also harbors a picturesque courthouse square, diverse shops, restaurants, and lodging, and a restored 19th-Century gristmill and surrounding buildings that serve as a museum of history and art.

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Located along Old US 67, now Van Zandt Road near Glen Rose, this structure of rock, petrified wood, and multicolored brick is what remains of the abandoned “Outlaw Station,” a filling station and Prohibition-era speakeasy.

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After he turned 80, it was difficult to get my Pop to leave the house. I found it hard to accept this sea change in the man who had been my travel mentor. But Pop’s joie de vivre had been stolen by dementia. I longed to awaken his spirit of discovery, and allow my young son to see his grandfather as the man I remembered.

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The Texas Highways Readers' Choice Top 40 Travel Destinations

Last fall, we asked Texas Highways readers to share their favorite places in the state for our Texas Top-40 Travel Destinations. And share you did—by phone, email, Facebook, and through many amazingly detailed letters. Thousands of TH readers helped to shape the final list, which we will divulge throughout 2014, Texas Highways’ 40th-anniversary year.

 
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In the 1930s, some Glen Rose-area farmers sold dinosaur tracks they excavated from the Paluxy riverbed. (Photo courtesy of the Paluxy Valley Archives and Genealogy Society)

A teenager’s chance discovery 100 years ago in Somervell County caused a stir among locals and eventually drew the attention of scientists around the world. On a late winter day in 1909, George Adams was tramping along Wheeler Branch, a tributary of the Paluxy River, near Glen Rose, when he saw a strange and compelling sight—a trail of large, bird-like prints that led through the limestone streambed ahead.

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Texas Highways readers are like our field reporters, so find out what these readers recommend.

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