This is Max and Billie Clark's Texas version of an English garden. It includes an English Channel Garden, a historic tree trail, an All-American Rose Trail Garden and one of Texas' largest outdoor "G" scale model train exhibits. Open 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun. Wheelchair a...
This historical marker notes the site of the first mineral-water well in county. U.S. 180 and U.S. 281. Several other historical markers in county detail area history.
This company serves the original deep-well mineral and reverse osmosis waters. Founded in 1904 by Edward P. Dismuke, it is the only company still bottling these historic waters. The site includes a historical marker, Texas native gardens. Open 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Tue.–Fri. and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat. Gro...
Discover 2,853 acres of woodlands and meadows surrounding 646-acre Lake Mineral Wells. Day-use facilities are on the south side of lake and overnight facilities on the north side. The park includes fishing, swimming, and a 10-mile equestrian and hiking trail that leads to a primitive camp area. A...
This park is open for fossil collecting by individuals or groups. Typical finds here are crinoids, trilobites and brachiopods of the Pennsylvanian Age. The park is in a primitive state and precautions should be taken. Open 8 a.m.—dusk. Fri.–Mon. 2375 Indian Creek Road just northwest of Mineral We...
This site reflects on the Vietnam War (many of that war's helicopter pilots trained at nearby Fort Wolters). It includes a meditation garden, a Huey Helicopter and a more than half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Donations accepted. www.nationalvnwarmuseum.org.
This eight-building museum includes four cabins, the Old Jail and Fort Black Springs along with artifacts from the 1800s. Open 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Wed.–Sat. One block south of the courthouse in Palo Pinto, 12 miles west, U.S. 180 at Fifth and Elm streets. www.palopintohistory.com/old jail complex.htm.
The oldest structure in Mineral Wells, from 1884, is home to a scale replica of the Hexagon House and other artifacts from a time when Mineral Wells was a spa center. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat. 105 NW Fifth Ave. 940/325-6163.
There are many scenic drives in the area including F.M. 4, 12 miles west of Mineral Wells in Palo Pinto south to I–20 , Texas 16 from U.S. 180 to Possum Kingdom Lake , and U.S. 281 south to I-20 all offer winding roads and views.
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