Saturday, March 3rd 2012, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, The New 92.1 KTFW and Clark Gardens will host the a bridal expo among the gorgeous flowers of the Gardens where 5 chosen couples will compete for the Ultimate Wedding Giveaway and one will win a dream wedding worth $15,000 complete with all the sparkle, glitz and glamour they could imagine!

In addition to a faux wedding, there will be vendors on hand: photographers, florists, caterers, wedding dresses, and more.

75th Annual PRCA/WPRA Pro-Rodeo

The Palo Pinto County Livestock Association 75th Annual All-American Series PRCA/WPRA Pro-Rodeo will take place May 9 through 11. It is one of the Oldest and Finest outdoor Pro-Rodeos in the nation.

EVERY NIGHT , you can enjoy all the regular pro-rodeo events PLUS Mutton Bustin' and Calf Scrambles for the kids, Local Team Roping in addition to the Pros AND two area girls riding groups - The Cowgirls of Hope open EACH NIGHT's rodeo and The Cowgirl Chicks perform their nationally renowned trick riding maneuvers EACH NIGHT at  intermission! If you haven't seen them - you shouldn't miss the chance! If you have seen these groups, you know you shouldn't miss the chance to see them again. They just keep getting better! Beer and Food Concession by Mesquite Pit and other snack vendors too.


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The Old Jail Museum will be featuring Alamo Images: Changing Perspectives of a Texas Experience March 8 through March 31.

They will survey the Alamo of the Texas imagination through illustrations drawn from historical documents, paintings, sketches, cartoons, comic books, television, and movie interpretations. Alamo Images focuses not merely on Texas history, but on the mythic power of events that helped define a community, state, and nation and on the ways in which people learn history.


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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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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