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Things to Do

in Granbury, Texas

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Live Entertainment Venues

The Granbury Opera House

Located on the Historic Granbury Downtown Square. Year round renowned performances by the Granbury Theater Company. Grand Gala Re-Opening celebrated Dec 5, 2013.
Visit their website or call 1-817-579-0952 for more information.

The NEW Granbury Live

Known as "the most intimate venue in Texas", this live music theater features nationally known Texas country western artists like Janie Fricke, as well as local talent like the folks at their monthly Granbury Follies. Next door at their sister venue they do catered murder mystery dinners monthly as well as several other dinners including the Granbury Cotton Club twice monthly and Texas dance nights.
Visit their website for more information.


Texas Amphitheater - Glen Rose

Outdoor amphitheater hosts a spring concert series, The Promise, and other special events under the stars. The Promise is a spectacular musical drama portraying the life of Christ, and is presented outdoors under the stars. Texas Amphitheater at Glen Rose (817/897-4341, 800/687-2661)Texas Dr, Glen Rose (817/897-4509)

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Granbury Attractions

Acton State Park

Known as the smallest state park in Texas. Acton Cemetery is the final resting place of Mrs. Elizabeth P. Crockett, widow of Alamo Hero Davy Crockett. Acton

Barking Rocks Winery

Making wine, friends and events happen.

Brazos Old Fashioned Drive-In and Cinema

Bring your lawn chair, and enjoy family entertainment under the stars in an authentic 1950s drive-in, or catch a movie at the cinema. Located at 1800 W. Pearl St.

Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station

The Visitors' Information Center features exhibits and displays that tell the story of the first nuclear powered electric generation plant in Texas. Tours available. FM 56 north of Glen Rose (817-897-5554)

Creation Museum

Founded in 1982 by archeologist, Dr. Carl Baugh, the museum exhibits biblical and scientific archeological findings including human footprints, dinosaur tracks and big cat tracks. FM 205 west of Glen Rose (817-897-3200)

Driftwood Theatre 6

Granbury's Cinema featuring six screens, arcade and game room.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

2,900-acre wildlife conservation center featuring over 1,000 endangered and exotic animals. Scenic 9 mile drive-thru route offers close-up views. Restaurant, snack bar, gift shop, picnic areas. Three miles west of Glen Rose off Hwy 67 (817-897-2690)

Galleries of Granbury

Artifactz, Your Private Collection and Against the Grain Studio provide a quality gallery experience right on the Granbury Square.

Granbury Cemetery

Wander through Granbury's old cemetery and visit the historical grave sites of General Hiram B. Granbury, Jesse James and Hood Counties earliest settlers, including Ashley Crockett (son of Davy Crockett).

Granbury City Beach and Boardwalk

Located two blocks east of the square on Pearl Street, the beach on the shores of beautiful Lake Granbury features real ocean front sand transported from Galveston Island, picnic areas, bathhouse, kayac and water sports rentals and a three block long boardwalk slong the lake.

Granbury Doll House

This historic home now houses a collection of over 3000 historic dolls from all over the world.

Granbury Historic Railroad Depot

19th and 20th century rural Texas train station. Also home for the Hood County Historical Archives collection.

Historic Granbury Light Plant

1904 electric generating plant.

Hood County Courthouse

1892 Second Empire-style building made of native limestone. Renovated in 2010 by a grant from the Texas State Historic Commission.

Hood County Jail and Museum

Old west Jail built in 1885. Complete with original cell block and hanging tower. Houses the Hood County Museum with exhibits, artifacts and memorabilia. Now also includes the Yeats/Duke Cabin- Hood county's oldest surviving structure built in 1858.

Shanley House Center for the Arts

Home of Lake Granbury Art Association offering art shows, sales and classes.

Squaw Creek Park

475 scenic acres on Squaw Creek Reservoir, a 3,228 acre manmade lake offering fishing, boating, camping, swimming, scuba diving, and picnicking. Coates Rd. off Hwy 144 S (817/573-7053)

Tarleton Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Ed. Center

Art and education center affiliated with Tarleton State University.

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Glen Rose Attractions

AIC-Zion's Dream

Paddle wheeler Boat on Lake Worth, 817-279-1810

Barnard's Mill Art Museum

Art Museum, 254-897-2611

Broken O on the Brazos

Trail rides, hayrides and buggy rides; Special events with authentic chuckwagon cookouts; Cowboy birthday parties; Western style weddings; Rent a Horse. 254-897-1543

Butterfiles over Texas

Butterfly Exhibit & Butterflies for Release, 817-573-2919

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Contains the best preserved dinosaur tracks in Texas. Visitor Center, RV and camping facilities, picnic areas, and nature trails. FM 205 west of Glen Rose (817-897-4588)

Flying P Outdoors Guest Ranch

Bird Hunting, Fishing, Skeet/Trap and Lodging - Hico. Family/Corporate/Executive Packages available. 254-796-4034

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Scenic Wildlife Drive, Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Step-On Tours, the Overlook Cafe, Petting Pasture, Nature Store, Mountain Bike Tours, Nature Trail, Wildlife Walk, Conservation Camp, The Lodge & Hillside Safari Camp. 254-897-2960

Knob Hill Ranch Fossil Hunting

915-667-7352, 254-592-4174

Low Water Canoes

Canoe rental, 254-897-3666

Oakdale Park

RV, Tent Camping & Cabins. Bluegrass and Woodcarving Festivals. Public Pool. 254-897-2321

Paluxy Heritage Park

A place to remember the past and a place to stroll, relax and picnic.

Rough Creek Lodge

Guided Upland Game Bird Hunting ~ Guided Bass Fishing Trout Fishing (in season) ~ Fly Fishing Instruction ~ Shooting Instruction Five-Stand ~ Sporting Clays ~ Archery ~ Fireside Cookouts ~Massage ~ Facial, 1-800-864-4705


Art Studio & Gallery, 254-897-4279

Somervall County Expo Center

Exposition facility seats 3,000. Complete rodeo and concert facilities available. Bo Gibbs Dr. at Hwy 57 (817/897-4509)

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Area Golf Courses

13 Courses within 20 miles

Harbor Lakes Golf Club, Harbor Lakes Course

18 holes over 7,239 yards with a par of 72 (Private) 2100 Clubhouse Dr Granbury, TX 76048-1461 (817) 578-8600 0 miles from the center of Granbury.

Granbury Country Club, Granbury Course

9 holes over 3,054 yards with a par of 36 (Public) 1611 Rockview Dr Granbury, TX 76049-5733 (817) 573-9912 1 mile from the center of Granbury.

Hidden Oaks, Hidden Oaks Course

18 holes over 6,880 yards with a par of 72 (Public) 2701 Hideaway Bay Ct Granbury, TX 76049-5534 (817) 279-1078 2 miles from the center of Granbury.

De Cordova Bend Country Club, De Cordova Bend Course

18 holes over 6,423 yards with a par of 70 (Private) 5301 Country Club Dr Granbury, TX 76049-5228 (817) 326-2381 4 miles from the center of Granbury.

De Cordova Bend Country Club, Durant Classic 9 Course

9 holes over 1,352 yards with a par of 27 (Private) 5301 Country Club Dr Granbury, TX 76049-5228 (817) 326-2381 4 miles from the center of Granbury.

Pecan Plantation Country Club, Pecan Plantation Course

18 holes over 6,830 yards with a par of 72 (Private) 8650 Westover Ct Granbury, TX 76049-4233 (800) 279-6471 6 miles from the center of Granbury.

Nutcracker Golf Club, Nutcracker Course

18 holes over 6,743 yards with a par of 72 (Private) 9500 Orchard Dr Granbury, TX 76049-4142 (817) 279-0936 7 miles from the center of Granbury.

Horseshoe Bend Country Club, Horseshoe Bend Course

9 holes over 3,219 yards with a par of 36 (Public) 305 Lipan Trl Weatherford, TX 76087-9640 (817) 594-6454 12 miles from the center of Granbury.

Starr Hollow Golf Club, Starr Hollow Course

9 holes (Private) 5717 Star Hollow Ct Tolar, TX 76476-2403 (254) 834-3464 13 miles from the center of Granbury.

Squaw Valley Golf Course, Lakes Course

18 holes over 7,000 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal) 2439 E Highway 67 Glen Rose, TX 76043-6033 (254) 897-7956 15 miles from the center of Granbury.

Squaw Valley Golf Course, Links Course

18 holes over 6,731 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal) 2439 E Highway 67 Glen Rose, TX 76043-6033 (254) 897-7956 15 miles from the center of Granbury.

Sugar Tree Golf & Country Club, Sugar Tree Course

18 holes over 6,726 yards with a par of 71 (Public) 251 Sugartree Dr Lipan, TX 76462-9698 (817) 341-1111 16 miles from the center of Granbury.

Split Rail Links and Golf Club, Split Rail Course

This course has been chosen as one of the Top 100 courses 18 holes over 7,353 yards with a par of 72 (Public) 2151 Old Annetta Rd Aledo, TX 76008-3938 (817) 441-4653 19 miles from the center of Granbury.

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The Nutt House Shoppes

Featuring An Eclectic Group of Retailers Offering Somethings Old and Somethings New!

Take a step back in time as you visit this unique Texas treasure trove of Shoppes. These sumptuous shoppes are located on the ground floor of the Historic Nutt House Hotel. Shop and browse while you take in the richness of the structure's history from displays in the spacious Founder's Lobby which includes the original hotel staircase and room key holder dating back to 1893. In the various specialty shoppes you can purchase items from antiques and home furnishings to children's toys at a very a affordable price! Grab something yummy from the candy shoppe or enjoy an ice cold soda!
While you're here be sure to book a room in one of the seven different luxury suites available for occupancy in the jaw-dropping second story of this incredible historical destination. Book for a group and rent out the entire upstairs, which includes the hotel's luxurious Grand Sitting Room. Starting February of 2018 a spacious downstairs meeting area will also be available This Granbury institution has been providing Granbury's unique combination of hospitality, relaxation, and celebration to guests for over one-hundred and twenty years!
Ask at the front desk about special room rates and specials, Opera House tickets, and the countless other tourist and historical attractions in this picturesque and lovable town of Granbury, Texas. You too can experience the inspiring lure of this joyous "Best Town Square" in Texas, that has been the inspiration of New York Times and USA Today's Best Selling romance novelist Lori Wilde. Her Twilight, Texas is modeled after Granbury and features it's own "Funny Farm" on the Square! The Nutt House Hotel has also served as the setting of several movies and television shows. Granbury Ghost Tour starts just outside the front doors, and information on both Ghost and Historic tours is available at the cashier's desk.