Glenrock is located off Interstate 25 in western Converse County. The community, established 100 years ago in 1909, was named for nearby “Rock in the Glen,” a landmark to settlers traveling through the area. An estimated 350,000 emigrants passed by the rock from the top of which wagon trains could be seen in both directions as far as the eye could see.
Deer Creek Days is Glenrock’s biggest annual event. Hundreds of visitors make the trip to town for an art show, barbecues, parade, rodeos, mud volleyball and more. It’s three action-packed days. In the summer months Glenrock also hosts truck and tractor pulls, ropings and several community celebrations.
Dinosaur enthusiasts will be amazed at the collections housed at the Glenrock Paleon Museum. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Glenrock, this museum was launched in 1995 after a triceratops skull was found in the area. Visitors can participate in a dig and learn about dinosaurs from the museum’s experts. Learn more at www.Paleon.org.
Just down the street in Glenrock you’ll find a community museum operated by a group of volunteers determined to preserve their community’s history. From Native American artifacts to information about the emigrant trails that passed through the area, the Deer Creek Museum offers some very informative displays. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day the museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Tuesday.
History from the days of western settlement is numerous on the nearby landscape. The Deer Creek Stage Station and several graves and markers of the historic trails that passed through the area can be seen within close distance to Glenrock. In 1857, Deer Creek Station consisting of a major trading post consisting of a stage coach station, a store, a blacksmith shop and a post office, was established. The station was burned to the ground by Indians in 1866.
Glenrock has a beautiful park located near the union of Deer Creek and the North Platte River. On the community’s southern edge, visitor’s can enjoy a campground and the community’s recreational complex, which includes a baseball diamond and a rodeo arena. The facilities are located near the banks of scenic Deer Creek.
For more information on visiting Glenrock call the
Glenrock Chamber of Commerce at 307-436-5652.
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