Important chapters in American history are told in Glenrock and across the surrounding countryside. It’s the early day tale of the West we know today.
Fun Fact: Glenrock made history as a communication hub between 1860 and 1861. The story is told in the local deer creek museum.
Start the day with a hearty breakfast at one of the community’s cafés. It’s sure to be a great meal and provides an opportunity to visit with locals about area attractions.
From there, visit the Deer Creek Museum. From the emigrant trails to the Pony Express and the telegraph, Glenrock area history is heavily intertwined with key milestones in American history.
Let’s visit downtown Glenrock! The Commerce Block, located in the downtown area and constructed in 1917, is the centerpiece of the downtown area and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s home to a bank and offices.
Just across the street, grab an ice cream treat at the local ice cream parlor.
Also within walking distance is the Glenrock Paleon Museum, historic Hotel Higgins and several restaurants.
In 1861 the telegraph replaced the riders and Deer Creek Station became a relay point for telegraph messages. Glenrock’s community park, located near the union of the North Platte River and Deer Creek, is a great place to enjoy this historic area.
Now we "PLAY BALL" and all sorts of fun outdoor activities!
Make Tracks for the Paleon Museum in Glenrock it is home to an amazing array of dinosaur bones and geological treasures.
For those true dino lovers you can arrange to go out and dig dinosaur bones with the Paleon Museum Dig Schools! This is an amazing opportunity to join other people from across the country to spend time at a dinosaur dig site in the field.
Time to grab a bite and check in too the room.
The Higgins Hotel, on the National Register of Historic Places, is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. We have done our best to maintain the character and history of this great place, and hope that you will enjoy the historic luxury that we have worked to capture in our rooms, suites and public areas
Glenrock’s community pathway is a great place for an evening stroll.
Once the route of the railroad, the path crosses a train bridge built in 1911.
The trail can be accessed throughout town, but the Town Park provides both parking and easy access to the trail where it crosses Deer Creek.