The discovery of medicinal qualities in local waters made this city nationally famous in the late 19th and 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. Paddle on the Brazos River, shop at the antique stores downtown or the VF Outlet Mall (4500 U.S. 180), or inquire about hunting leases or fishing.
Bicycle races and rallies are held throughout the Palo Pinto Mountain Range with Cherry Pie Hill, being a highlight of the ride. Routes of 22, 37, 60 and 100 miles are mapped out at www.mineralwellstx.com.
Inquire about the Beneficial Animal Teaching Society's tours and field trips to see Bat World, a museum about bats. 940/325-3404.
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