The Bucket List: 11 things to do in Mineral Wells and Palo Pinto County Before It's Too Late
★Play golf at The Cliffs Resort, one of the most challenging courses in Texas, and on the well-known bent grass greens at Holiday Hills Country Club. (888) 335-8882 or (940) 325-9442.
★Eat a chicken fried steak at Mary's Café in Strawn. (254) 672-5741.
★Explore Clark Gardens Botanical Park, a 35-acre oasis of Texas native and native adaptable plants. (940) 682-4856.
★Canoe the Brazos River. Call Rochelle's Canoe at (940) 659-3341.
★Hunt for fossils at the Mineral Wells Fossil Park. (940) 325-2557.
★Belly-up for a glass of Crazy Water No. 4 at the Famous Mineral Water Company. (940) 325-8870.
★Drive Farm-to-Market Road 4 between Palo Pinto and Santo for the views.
★Honor our veterans at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and Camp Holloway Memorial Wall. (940) 664-3918.
★Jump in for a swim or rent a boat at Possum Kingdom Lake, one of Texas' clearest and most scenic lakes. (940) 779-2424.
★Scale the heights of Penitentiary Hollow, North Texas' premier rock climbing destination. (940) 328-1171.
★Hike the trails at Possum Kingdom and the Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway. (940) 779-2321 or (940) 328-1171.