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Mineral Wells, Texas

The discovery of medicinal qualities in the waters made Mineral Wells nationally famous in late 19th to early 20th centuries. It was said that the waters of the Crazy Well (discovered in 1885) could cure mental illness and a long list of other maladies. Today, modern health seekers, conventioneers, retired persons, hunters and fishermen enjoy mild climate and the surrounding Palo Pinto Mountains. Several outfitters provide canoe rentals and trips on the nearby Brazos River. A walking tour encompasses the historic downtown area. Be sure to inquire about the Beneficial Animal Teaching Society's (B.A.T.S.) tours and field trips to see Bat World, a museum about bats, as well as guided field tours.

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Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway

2,853 acres of post-oak woodlands and grassy meadows surround 673-acre Lake Mineral Wells;

Mineral Wells, TX State Parks

Scenic Drives

Texas 4 (12 miles west of Mineral Wells at Palo Pinto) south to I-20 offers spectacular bluffs and scenery through the Palo Pinto Mountains. U.S. 281 north from I-20

Mineral Wells, TX Scenic Drives

Famous Mineral Water Company

Founded in 1904 by Edward P. Dismuke, The Famous Mineral Water Pavilion and Gardens is the only company still bottling the historic healing waters that made Mineral Wells famous in the early 1900s.

Mineral Wells, TX Historic Markers


Things to do near Mineral Wells, TX

OS Ranch Museum

Located in one of the original buildings built by C.W. Post in 1911, this museum rotates exhibits throughout the year. During...

Elm Grove Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Parks

31 spacious, green parks featuring picnic facilities, playground equipment and swimming pools....

Castro County Museum

Housed in the Old Carter House, built in 1909 and moved to five-acre tract just west of the hospital. Features county photos,...