Mineral Wells is a city in Palo Pinto and Parker counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 16,788 at the 2010 census (14,644 in Palo Pinto and 2144 in Parker). The city is named for mineral springs in the area, which were highly popular in the early 1900s. Mineral Wells is most famous for its Baker Hotel.
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4.5 based on 134 reviews
A park best known for its rock climbing.
We were in Mineral Wells for the day with grandchildren aged 10 & 13. Having never been to the park before we were not sure of what to expect. We did have the grandkids swimsuits. After driving around park and checking the camping areas and screened shelters we settled at the shop and lake.
They have kayaks and fishing jon boats to rent. The grandkids had a great time swimming at the beach. The temperature was 99 so hiking that day was out but we vow to return in the future.
Reasonable prices for day pass.
4.5 based on 122 reviews
Clark Gardens Botanical Park welcomes visitors all year long. The breathtaking 35 acre oasis awakens the senses, stirs the spirit and relaxes the mind. From the first spring blossoms to the colorful fall and into the stillness of winter there is a sense of magic. Wheelchair accessible pathways wind through lavish ribbons of color and fragrance. Waterfalls sparkle in the sunlight splashing down to ponds and lakes where black and white swans, along with other waterfowl, glide in the shimmering waters. You may see peacocks strutting, or get a glimpse of blue herons or great egrets swooping down, their huge wingspans casting shadows over the lakes.
Brought my mother to see the gardens. She loved it! Everything was beautiful! So many fun things to see at every turn. Met one of the daughters of Clark family. She shared stories of the place. There are plenty of benches to stop and rest if you have physical challenges. We plan to come back in the fall.
4.5 based on 76 reviews
Mineral Wells was know for many years as the South's Greatest Health Resort and the city "Where America drinks its way to Health." The Famous Mineral Water Company was established in 1904 by Ed Dismuke. The Famous continues to bottle the waters that brought health seekers to Mineral Wells a century ago. The historic Crazy Water mineral water is now only available through the Famous Mineral Water Company.
This is a small store which sells crazy water, crazy soda, and souvenirs like t-shirts & hats. You can buy water already bottled or you can bottle your own. They do have a mineral content list for the 3 different waters. My hubby got a bottle of Apple crazy soda, and enjoyed it. Worth a stop if in the area.
4.5 based on 27 reviews
If you are looking for something to do that's fun for the whole family, you have to check out the Ghost Walk in Mineral Wells. I have to admit I thought it was a joke when I first heard about it and I went along with a friend of mine just to have something to do on a Saturday night. You meet outside the Baker ( the hotel is condemned so you don't go inside) and from the moment the tour started I was captivated. The walk is 10 blocks and the tour guide (Angela) has done her research and before you know it you are totally caught up in hearing about the history of not only the Baker but a lot of the other buildings downtown and before long I caught myself taking pictures and looking for ghost as Angela shares stories of what she has experienced along with other shop owners she has interviewed. I have been on other Ghost Walks and this by far is my favorite and not to mention my husband and one of my friends have caught some things on camera that can not be explained. So check out the Ghost walk, you won't be disappointed!!!!
4.5 based on 20 reviews
I LOVE Mineral Wells Fossil Park. When you go, you are guaranteed to come home with a little part of history -- a fossil.
That said, this is not everyone's idea of a great time. Personally, I love digging in the dirt, hoping to find a super, unique fossil. Each visit I come home with a little baggie filled with small fossils. Pretty close to Nirvana for me.
A couple of tips so you come prepared. Mineral Wells Fossil Park is a primitive park. What that means is that there is a port-a-pottie (no restrooms), limited shade (a new shade structure is at the entrance), and no water. It's at the site of an old borrow pit (hole in the ground). There aren't any shade trees and there is no playground.
The best time to visit is during cooler months. If you visit in the summer, come very early in the morning and watch for snakes.
Okay, those are the detractors. The cool thing is that EVERYwhere you'll find fossilized sea life (crinoids, shells, coral, maybe a shark tooth, maybe a trilobite). You are allowed to KEEP all that you find (for personal use). Rain washes away the earth around the fossils, so the best fossil hunting is on the tops and sides of furrows on the sides of the borrow pit.
Be sure to bring a baggie for your treasures (most fossils are the size of a quarter or smaller), sunscreen, lots of water, and bug spray. I'd wear long pants and closed toed shoes for protection. You can bring a little hand shovel, but you really don't need one. Also, you WILL get dirty.
The park has a large sign at the pit's entrance, so you can use the pictures to identify your treasures.
Again, absolutely awesome for those who like fossil hunting.
4.5 based on 7 reviews
I grew up in a small town in west Texas. I now live in Massachusetts. Will be traveling to Texas next month, on vacation. I have family stretching from Stephenville to Abilene. This is a place that I have marked to visit during the trip. Must be a good burger to be thinking about it from all the way up in New England.
4.5 based on 21 reviews
I have made many trips and stops at the Vietnam veterans memorial in Mineral Wells Texas over the past seven or eight years. It's a very nice place with some special equipment and information on those who served and dad and did not come home. As items are donated or as the veterans are able to purchase items are added. Come out and see the special place. It is our duty to show others and our youngsters what millions and millions of their fellow Americans lived through so many years ago. Normally you will find actual Vietnam veterans there willing to share their experiences, talk about the weather, or just give you a big friendly smile
And if you're able please make a donation. You will not miss it and it will be some of the best money you've ever spent
4.5 based on 3 reviews
Walk along a very rustic 1 mile trail at historic Pollard Park. Read the stories and see pictures of the pioneer cattle drivers Goodnight and Loving who got their start near the park. Learn how others pioneered the beginning of the west and Palo Pinto County. Abundant wildlife, rock formations and birds.
This is a bueatiful country walking trail with many original rock steps and features built in 1933 when it was a Texas State park. TFT has preserved these and installed many signs with pictures and narratives that tell the story of Palo Pinto County, cattle pioneers, trail drovers, mineral waters, health seekers and contributions of Mineral Wells to various war heroes and training bases.
There are several original cedar benches where you can watch birds, listen to the sounds of nature or dream of explorations yet made.
3.5 based on 4 reviews
My first visit and I couldn't find it. No signage and my dir r ctionns I recieved told me to turn right at intersection but apparently they didn't even know how to get there. I ended up at 920 and went home. Maybe I'll try again in the spring and signs would be appreciated.
5 based on 3 reviews
We are an 18 hole golf course with full service practice facilities. We have rental clubs available for those travelers that are visiting but don't want to bring their clubs. We also have a full service restaurant that serves a full menu from open to close.
Met with a friend for lunch. Lunch buffet was delicious and reasonably priced. Clubhouse does feel and look a little dated but is very clean. I had a great experience.!
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