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Bar B Indoor Arena

Catch a rodeo event at this new indoor arena south of Mineral Wells.  Weekly barrel race and team roping events, and the occasional weekend rodeo are sure to be a fun experience for visitors.

Address: 5412 S Hwy 281 ~ Mineral Wells
Telephone: Cody: 817-694-1756  Billy: 817-992-8761
Website: http://www.barbindoorarena.com/


Brazos River

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Rent a canoe and explore one of Palo Pinto’s natural beauties, the Brazos River. Visit the Brazos River Authority website for water levels and public take-out sites. 

Rochelle’s Canoe Rental
Telephone: (940) 659-3341

Address: Hwy 4 just off the Brazos River ~ Graford
Website: www.rochellescanoerental.com


Boudreau Herb Farm

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Discover the beauty and benefits plants provide at this 77-acre herb farm.  View native perennials, herb gardens, and antique roses.

Telephone: (940) 325-8674
Address: 5545 Hwy 281 North ~ Mineral Wells


Clark Gardens Botanical Park

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Clark Gardens Botanical Park welcomes visitors all year long. This breathtaking 35-acre oasis awakens your senses, stirs your spirit, and relaxes your being. From the bursting buds of spring to the crispness of fall and even in the stillness of winter, there is a magical feeling here.

Telephone: (940) 682-4856

Address: 567 Maddux Rd. ~ Mineral Wells

Website: www.clarkgardens.com 


Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway

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Along with camping and picnicking, the lake boasts swimming, boating, hiking, and fishing. Penitentiary Hollow challenges rock climbers of every level, and the 20-mile Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway snakes through the park for additional hiking, bicycling, and equestrian activities on its way from historic downtown Mineral Wells to Cartwright Park near Weatherford.

Telephone: (940) 328-1171
Address: 100 Park Road 71 ~ Mineral Wells

Website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/lake_mineral_wells/


Little Rock Schoolhouse Museum

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The first public school building in Mineral Wells, the building that is now the Little Rock Schoolhouse Museum was erected in 1884. The museum is devoted to the preservation of the historical memorabilia of the city of Mineral Wells. Tours by appointment only.

Telephone: (940) 325-2726
Address: 105 N.W. Fifth Ave. ~ Mineral Wells


Mineral Wells Fossil Park

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Mineral Wells’ newest attraction, the Mineral Wells Fossil Park, opened in 2010.  Regular hours of operation are 8 a.m. to dusk Friday-Monday. The Mineral Wells Fossil Park is located just northwest of Mineral Wells and was a partnership of the City of Mineral Wells, the Dallas Paleontological Society, and the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce.

This city-operated fossil park is available for fossil collecting by individuals or groups. Typical finds here are crinoids, trilobites, and brachiopods of the Pennsylvanian Age.  

Telephone: (940) 328-7703

Address: 2375 Indian Creek Rd. ~ Mineral Wells
Website: www.mineralwellsfossilpark.com


Old Jail Museum

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This sandstone jail was built in 1882 in Palo Pinto. The Old Jail anchors a growing complex of historic log cabins and frontier buildings that demonstrate life in the olden days. Every building is filled with local artifacts. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Closed the months of January and February. Group tours available by appointment.

Telephone: (940) 659-2555
Address: 5th & Elm streets ~ Palo Pinto


National Vietnam War Museum Complex

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Visit the museum grounds and gardens and enjoy a quite setting among beautiful landscaping.  Walk around and admire the dozens of silent memorials recognizing those who served their country so bravely in the Vietnam War. 

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. comes on the heels of the Camp Holloway Memorial Wall, a Meditation Garden, and a Huey Helicopter mounted high above the Memorial Garden. Mineral Wells is the ideal place to reflect on the Vietnam War, as the vast majority of the helicopter pilots who flew in Vietnam were trained at Fort Wolters.

Telephone:  (940) 664-3918                           
Address: 12685 U.S. Highway 180 E. ~ Mineral Wells
Website: www.nationalvnwarmuseum.org


Possum Kingdom State Park

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Enjoy 19,000 acres of clear, deep water to play in and plenty of places to launch and park your boat. The picturesque cliffs and 310 miles of shoreline offer shelter from the Texas winds for skiing, tubing, and wakeboarding. At the same time, there is plenty of open water for sailing and catching air on a personal watercraft. The Possum Kingdom State Park also offers hiking, nature study, and fishing.

Telephone: (940) 549-1803

Address:  Caddo, TX 76429

Website:  www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/.../parks/possum_kingdom/


WK Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas

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The mission of the W.K. Gordon Center is to preserve, document, and research
the industrial history of Thurber—once a thriving company town of 10,000 and now a ghost town. The focus of the permanent exhibits is the development of the coal, brick, and petroleum industries in the Thurber vicinity.

Address:  65258 Interstate 20 (Exit 367) ~ Mingus
Telephone:  254-968-1886
Website:  http://www.tarleton.edu/gordoncenter/about.html