Brazos Valley Road Trip
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The Brazos Valley Road Trip offers a more westernly alternative to I-35W. Must stops include the fantastic square at Granbury, perhaps the gem of all small town squares; a spectacular array of lodging, dining, camping and golf facilities are available, many encompassing Lake Granbury.
Arguably one of the most beautiful public camp grounds anywhere is located at Tres Rios in Glen Rose right across from the equally impressive Squaw Creek Golf Course. Glen Rose is also home to the tourist attractions Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Dinosaur Valley State Park. Don't miss the historical markers in the Walnut Springs Park dedicated to Bryant and Capts. Barry and Cureton.
Fort Parker State Park offers excellent public camping facilities around the magnificently reconstructed replica of the historically important family stockade. This is the site of the beginning of the forty-year Texas/Comanche War.
Don't miss the Texas Ranger Museum at Fort Fisher in Waco, right next to the Brazos River on I-35. Waco seems to be the repository of many culinary traditions including the home of Dr. Pepper, and at least at my last visit, it boasted a Leslie's Fried Chicken Stand and Underwood's Barbecue cafeteria.