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The Columns Apartments in Stephenville | Neighborhood

The Columns Apartments offers one and two-bedroom apartment homes for you to choose from. We are conveniently located in southern Stephenville near Tarleton State Univeristy, with easy access to the city's major thoroughfares. Our pet-friendly community features beautiful, lush landscaping, ample parking, and generous living space in our oversized apartments.  We invite you to come tour our community and see why The Columns is a great place to call home!




1. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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Just a short drive east of Stephenville near Glen Rose you’ll find Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, a 1,700-acre endangered species conservation and research center. Home to over 1,000 animals spanning more than 50 fifty species, Fossil Rim fosters conservation through public education, training, natural resource management and scientific research. Starting as a private retreat for businessman Tom Mantzel, the Center has evolved into an internationally-accredited attraction.

On guided or self-guided tours throughout the park, visitors can encounter and learn about endangered species such as the red wolf, white and black rhinoceros, African cheetah, Attwater’s prairie chicken, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, sandhill crane, American bison and countless more. Grab a snack from the on-site café or browse the gift shop for a souvenir to commemorate your visit.

2299 Co Rd 2008
Glen Rose, TX 76403


2. Dinosaur World Texas

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Located east of Stephenville near Glen Rose, Dinosaur World Texas is a unique family-owned & operated attraction featuring over 100 life-sized dinosaur models in natural settings. A prehistoric museum includes exhibits and collections, a huge playground fashioned from artificial dinosaur skeletons, an interactive boneyard, and more! Visit the Fossil Dig or Dino Gem Excavation encounters for more prehistoric fun!

While you’re in the area, check out authentic fossilized footprints left by dinosaurs on the edge of an ancient ocean at Dinosaur Valley State Park. The 1,600-acre Park offers endless opportunities for camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, and picnicking. When you’ve had your fill of primal history, satisfy your hunger at Glen Rose’s popular Loco Coyote Grill!

1058 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76403



3. Tarleton State University Athletics 

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Fielding teams in fourteen varsity sports competing in the NCAA Division I Western Athletic Conference, the Tarleton State University Texans are one of the hottest tickets in Stephenville! 10,000-seat Memorial Stadium hosts the popular TSU Texans football team and is also home to the Stephenville High Yellow Jackets. Wisdom Gym, with a capacity of 3,000, hosts men’s & women’s basketball, volleyball, as well as concerts, graduation ceremonies and more.

Owing to the school’s agricultural roots, TSU’s teams were originally known as the “Plowboys.” On gamedays throughout the year, you can’t get far in Stephenville without seeing Tarleton’s distinctive purple and white colors. The Texans also compete in baseball, softball, golf, tennis, cross country, and track & field, with competitions held in arenas and venues across the 2,000-acre TSU campus. On Ye Tarleton!

N Harbin Dr
Stephenville, TX 76401



4. Splashville 

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Adjacent to Stephenville City Park on the southeastern edge of town, Splashville is a popular summer fun destination for the whole family. The water park features a large 4-foot wading pool with two water slides and a lily pad walkway. The splash zone for toddlers includes water cannons, waterfalls, tipping buckets, and a 3-foot water slide. For the energy-challenged, a 275-foot lazy river with floating rafts snakes through the park.

Throughout the season, Splashville also offers water aerobics, fitness walking, private swim lessons, and much more. Tent rentals and event packages make Splashville a popular choice for parties and other events in the summer. The park offers locker rooms with showers for changing and storing items, and a concession stand featuring a variety of refreshments. For more fun, City Park includes walking trails, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and an amphitheater!

850 S. Graham St
Stephenville, TX 76401



5. Lake Granbury

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Created in 1969 from damning the Brazos River, Lake Granbury is a long, narrow 8,300-acre reservoir located northeast of Stephenville about 35 miles from Fort Worth. Granbury is a popular destination for water sports, fishing, and countless other outdoor activities. The lake’s facilities include five boat ramps, two fishing piers, and beaches with public swimming areas. With over 100 miles of shoreline, the lake is also a popular spot for camping and hiking. 

The Lake is stocked annually with striped, white and largemouth bass, and also features channel and flathead catfish, white crappie, sunfish and longnose gar. Boating, jet-skiing, wakeboarding and waterskiing are popular water activities. The nearby town of Granbury offers numerous options for entertainment and shopping, including the famous Brazos Drive-In Theater. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, try some ribs from Mesquite Pit Barbecue!


623 W Pearl St
Granbury, TX 76408




Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Stephenville



Best Italian Cuisine

On the southwest edge of town near the Bosque River Center Mall, Pastafina is a long-time Stephenville-favorite for Italian cuisine. Start your meal with some delicious calamari, mussels marinara or a refreshing mozzarella caprese. Popular entrees include veal parmigiana, lobster ravioli and chicken damabianca. Pizza, hot subs and spaghetti con polpette make great choices for younger diners. Cap off the night with homemade tiramisu, NY cheesecake or chocolate chip cannoli!

2897 W Washington St
Stephenville, TX 76401



Best Mexican Food

Reynaldo’s Mexican Cuisine off Washington St. in eastern Stephenville crafts authentic Mexican cuisine in a relaxed, vibrant setting.  From their delicious fajitas, to traditional favorites such as burritos, enchiladas, tacos, tamales, rellenos, quesadillas, and chalupas, Reynaldo’s has something for everyone. Quench your thirst with a fresh margarita, or a Mexican beer from Corona, Tecate, Dos Equis or Pacifico.  Try a fresh-baked sopapilla or delicious cinnamon-sugar churros for dessert!

306 E Washington St
Stephenville, TX 76401

Grump's Burgers

Best Burger

With locations in Stephenville, Granbury, Burleson, Cleburne and Abilene, Grump’s is a regional favorite for classic burgers and fries. Their Stephenville location off South Loop on the southern edge of town grills up burgers with your choice of dozens of toppings. Don’t forget their fresh-made chips, sweet potato fries, fried jalapeno slices or fried pickles. To quench your thirst, Grump’s has Blue Bell Ice Cream milkshakes and floats, margaritas and the coldest beer in town!

1645 W South Loop
Stephenville, TX 76401


Hard Eight BBQ

Best Barbecue

Serving authentic Texas-style pit barbecue in southeast Stephenville since 2003, Hard Eight BBQ has since expanded to include locations across North Texas. Featuring an array of mouth-watering meats including brisket, ribs, sausage, and pulled pork, delicious fixin’s, house-made sweet tea, and desserts like banana pudding, fruit cobblers, whiskey buttermilk pie, and chocolate pecan pie, Hard Eight BBQ will keep you coming back for more!

1091 Glen Rose Rd
Stephenville, TX 76401


Big O's Simply Delicious 

Best Sandwich 

Located near the Tarleton State University campus, Big O’s Simply Delicious serves up a variety of made-from-scratch soups, sandwiches, salads, and more! In addition to traditional cold deli-style sandwiches, Big O’s makes their signature Greek Grilled Cheese, Big O Pesto, gyros, hummus, falafel, Korean bulgogi, crepes and blintzes. Satisfy your sweet tooth with their homemade gelato, fresh-baked cookies and scones, traditional Greek baklava, or rice crispy treats for the kids!

1350 Washington St
Suite 1150
Stephenville, TX 76401


Schools in Stephenville, TX

Stephenville Independent School District
(254) 968-7990