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Mineral Wells, Texas
Mineral Wells, Texas
511 E. Hubbard St.
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Attractions in Mineral Wells

Gorgeous views, memorable historic sites, and modern-day locales are among the top attractions in Mineral Wells. Each offers its own particular delights, such as delicious food, unique souvenirs, incredible scenery, and everything you’d need for an unforgettable getaway. At the end of the day, you can sleep under the stars in a scenic camp site on the shore of a beautiful lake or hang your hat in a luxurious suite at a high-end resort. It’s all here waiting for you in Mineral Wells. 

Baker Hotel
When stars and celebrities of Hollywood’s golden age like Judy Garland, Clark Gable, and Will Rogers visited Mineral Wells in search of its restorative healing waters, this iconic hotel is where they laid their heads. Built in 1929, the “Grand Lady” of Mineral Wells sported 14 floors and 450 rooms, as well as steam rooms and natural spring spas, a doctor’s office, a drug store, a beauty salon, a barber shop, and a fine dining restaurant. Though currently closed, work is underway to renovate and restore the hotel to its former glory.
200 East Hubbard Street
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
(940) 327-8777

Clark Gardens Botanical Park
Delight your senses and refresh your soul at this 50-acre oasis in Weatherford. As you walk the gravel trails you’ll take in lush bluebonnets, irises, roses, and other blooms; gaze upon sparkling waterfalls; and marvel at strutting peacocks and swooping herons. The park is open year-round and daily in the spring and fall. Appointments are required during summer and winter.
567 Maddux Road
Weatherford, TX 76088
(940) 682-4856

Famous Mineral Water Company
You’d be crazy not to visit Mineral Wells and taste the famous beverage the city is known for. Sample all the Crazy Waters produced here - from No. 1, the mildest, to No. 4, the “craziest” - as well as hear the fascinating story of how old Ed Dismuke turned the waters of a well said to have magical healing properties into a mineral water company. Bring a bottle at least as big as a gallon and employees will help you fill and blend it inside the original Famous Pavilion.
209 NW 6th Street
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
(940) 325-8870

Holiday Hills Country Club
At a length of just under 6,200 yards, this short semi-private golf course is long on charm and tranquil beauty. Holes are lined with trees and feature a fun and challenging mix of long par 3’s and 5’s, as well as well-kept bentgrass greens. In addition to the golf course, the club boasts a pro shop, pool, tennis courts, bar and dining room, and private meeting areas.  
4801 US-180
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
(940) 325-9442

Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Outdoors enthusiasts of all stripes will find something to love at Lake Mineral Wells State Park. Active types can rock climb, bike the trails, or take a swim in the no-wake lake. For something more relaxing, paddle your kayak to a quiet area and try your luck at snagging a bass or catfish, or take your horse out for a trail ride. Kids will love tackling one of the various Ranger Programs, exploring the 20-mile Trailway, and hearing astronomy talks inside the Lone Star Amphitheater.  
100 Park Road 71
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
(940) 328-1171

Mary's Café
Strawn is a good half-hour drive south of Mineral Wells, but if you try the famous chicken fried steak then you’ll gladly make the trip time and time again. Available in three sizes (the large is enormous), they are tender, not too greasy, and are covered in a delectable homemade gravy like Mom used to make. The chicken fried steak is paired with a serving of smashed potatoes that earn equally rave reviews. Try to visit outside of peak hours as the parking lot tends to fill up fast. 119 Grant Avenue
Strawn, TX 76475
(254) 672-5741

Mineral Wells Fossil Park
You’d be hard-pressed to find another locale with 300 million year old fossils whose administrators invite you to keep what you dig up. Such Pennsylvanian Period treasures might include echinoids, corals, brachiopods, pelecypods, and even teeth from primitive sharks. You may want to bring knee pads and small zip bags, plus an umbrella and lots of water if you visit during the summer. 
2375 Indian Creek Road
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
(940) 328-7803

Old Jail Museum Complex
Explore relocated or recreated log cabins, artifacts from Fort Black Springs, and other relics of life in Palo Pinto County dating back to the mid-1800’s at this museum. Standout pieces include an 1850’s printing press from the Palo Pinto County Star, a switchboard from the Palo Pinto Telephone Company, and a (never-used) hangman’s noose and trapdoor. Open Thursday through Saturday.
231 South 5th Avenue
Palo Pinto, TX 76484
(940) 325-2557

Possum Kingdom State Park
Beautiful Possum Kingdom Lake, with its vivid blue water and exciting activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming, is the crown jewel of this state park. Fishing is also a big draw, with good numbers of bass, catfish, and crappie to be had without need for a license (if you fish from the shore). The park’s marina rents out everything from canoes to kneeboards, and there are air-conditioned cabins you can reserve if you prefer “glamping” over camping.
3901 State Park Road 33
Caddo, TX 76429
(940) 549-1803

Rochelle’s Canoe Rental
The easiest way to get to the Brazos River is to pay a visit to Rochelle’s. Not only will they outfit you with a canoe or kayak, they’ll help you coordinate a day or multi-day trip by dropping you off and picking you up. Otherwise, you could be stuck paddling 10 miles upriver back to the car, and nobody’s got time for that.
7024 North Farm Road 4
Graford, TX 76449
(940) 659-3341

The Cliffs Resort
Enjoy breathtaking views of and access to Possum Kingdom Lake, beautiful lodgings, and one of the top golf courses in Texas at this resort in Palo Pinto County. The championship golf course, designed by renowned architect Robert Von Hagge, delivers challenging play among ravines, rock outcroppings, cedar groves, and roughs of native grasses. Accommodations include The Inn, perched 200 feet above the lake, and the one-bedroom villa suites offering easy access to dining areas, the pool, and the spa. 
160 Cliffs Drive
Graford, TX 76449
(940) 779-4520

The National Vietnam War Museum
Americans young and old are invited to pay their respects to the 58,245 men and women who lost their lives fighting in the Vietnam War at this memorial museum in nearby Weatherford. In addition to half-scale replicas of the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the Camp Holloway Memorial Wall, you will get an up-close look at tanks and a helicopter, meditate in the gardens and trails, and browse an array of temporary exhibits inside the visitor’s center.
12685 Mineral Wells Highway
Weatherford, TX 76088
(940) 325-4003

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Mineral Wells, Texas
Mineral Wells, Texas
511 E. Hubbard St.
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

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