Establishment of a trading post at the site in 1849 was the beginning
of this present seat of Somervell County. Located at a picturesque
spot on the Paluxy River, just above its confluence's with the
Brazos Rive. Several bed and breakfast accommodations offered
in historic buildings. Squaw Valley Golf Course, owned by the
country, is one of the top municipal courses in the area.
Expo Center features events scheduled throughout the year. For
schedules call 817-897-4509.
COMANCHE PEAK INFORMATION CENTER
CREATION EVIDENCES MUSEUM
DINOSAUR VALLEY STATE PARK
FOSSIL RIM WILDLIFE CENTER
SOMERVELL COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
- COMANCHE PEAK INFORMATION CENTER
- Tours of nuclear power plant site; exhibit of control room simulator,
film, and tick-tack-toe quiz. Open Mon. - St. from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m.; Sun. 1 to 4 p.m. F.M. 56 north.
- CREATION EVIDENCES MUSEUM -
Includes artifacts and fossil displays. Acrocanthosaurus bones,
dinosaur footprint casts, and more. Open Tues. to Sat. from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Approximately four miles west via U.S 67, F.M.
205. Admission, 817-897-3200.
- DINOSAUR VALLEY STATE PARK -
Unique, picturesque park on scenic area of Paluxy River. The Paluxy
flows over solid rock that contains the best-preserved dinosaur
tracks in Texas. It was here that the first saurpod tracks in
the world were discovered. The sauropods were plant-eating reptiles
more than 60 feet long, weighing 30 tons. Two other tracks are
also found in the riverbed, those of the duckbilled dinosaurs
- only 30 feet long - and theropoods. Theropods were 12 foot tall
meat-eaters. Interpretive exhibits give visitors a glimpse of
how Texas might have looked 100 million years ago. The 1,204 acre
park also offers camping, picnicking, and nature trails. Approximately
five miles west via U.S,. 67, F.M. 205. Admission is charged.
- FOSSIL RIM WILDLIFE CENTER
- Discover some of the world's most endangered animals, like white
rhino, cheetah, and Grevy's zebra, among some 30 species that
roam free on 2,900 acres of valleys and savannahs. Other activities
include petting pastures, restaurant, nature store, picnic area,
nature trail, education center, horseback trail rides, and overnight
horse camp. The Foothills Safari Camp is a 3 day, 2 night safari
by advance reservations. Open daily except Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Off U.S. 67, 3.5 miles west. Admission. 817-897-2960.
- THE PROMISE - An historical,
yet contemporary, re-enactment of the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
the musical drama with a cast of 80 is presented in open-air Texas
Amphitheater. Performances usually Fri. - Sat. evenings from June
thru October ;for exact dates, 817-897-4341.
- SOMERVELL COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
- Items depicting local history, fossils, relics. Open June -
Labor Day - May, Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. 1 to 3 p.m. Elm
and Vernon Streets.
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