Mineral Wells Community

Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Palo Pinto County, Texas
Lakes and Parks

Lake Mineral Wells State Park, Possum Kingdom Lake, Lake Palo Pinto

Points of Interest

Baker Hotel

Bat World

Boudreau Gardens Herb Farm

Crazy Water Hotel

Famous Water Company, founded in 1913 by Edward P. Dismuke, is the only mineral water well in operation today. The drinking pavilion, well, and bottling plant are at 209 N. W. 6th. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9–5, Saturday 9–12.

Historic Downtown

Little Rock Schoolhouse

Old Jailhouse Museum (Palo Pinto)

Santa's Forest

Annual Events

February: Crazy Chili Cook-Off
March: Palo Pinto County Livestock Show and Fair; Gospel Convention; Mineral Wells Antique Automotive Swap Meet
April: All-Star Basketball Classic; National Stock Dog Futurity
May: Palo Pinto County Livestock Association Rodeo
July: Fireworks at Holiday Hills Country Club; Fireworks at Possum Kingdom Lake
August—September: Southern Airways Reunion; Best Little Balloonfest in Texas, Possum Kingdom
October: Crazy Water Festival; The Great Outdoors Barbecue Cook-Off, Possum Kingdom
November: Veteran's Day Celebration; Christmas Tree Lighting
December: Crystal Christmas; Festival of Lights on Possum Kingdom Lake; Christmas Parade; Zonto Holiday Home Tour


Budget Host Inn, 3601 E. Hubbard, 800-Bud-Host, 940-325-3377
HoJo Inn, 2809 Hwy 180 W, 800-I-Go-Ho-Jo, 940-328-1111
Ramada Limited, 4103 Hwy 180 E, 800-2Ramada, 940-325-6956
Silk Stocking Row Bed & Breakfast, 415 N. W. 4th, 940-325-4101
Skyline Motel, 3603 E. Hubbard, 940-325-4433
Victorian House Bed & Breakfast, Weatherford, TX, 800-687-1660, 940-596-8295, 599-9600


Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy Stores, 3201 N. E. 2nd, 940-328-1672
The Cafe, Baker Hotel, 207 E. Hubbard, 940-325-8600
Chicken Express, 213 N. E. 27th, 940-325-6909
Dairy Mart, 700 S. E. 1st, 940-325-6983
Dairy Queen of Mineral Wells, 2300 E. Hubbard, 940-325-5311
Days Cafe, 3701 Hwy 180 E, 940-325-6208
The Green Onion, 1396 S. FM 4, 940-769-3208
Holiday Hills Country Club, Hwy 180 E, 940-325-9442
K-Bob's Steakhouse, 1701 E. Hubbard, 940-325-0171
Lake Palo Pinto Marina & Restaurant, Palo Pinto, TX. 940-769-2911
McDonald's Restaurant, 100 Garrett Morris Parkway, 940-325-7307
Palace Tearoom, 113 N. Oak, 940-325-9508
Pulido's Mexican Restaurant, 100 N. E. 22nd, 940-325-8664
Shotgun's Bar-B-Que, 215 N. E. 27th, 940-325-4242
Taco Bell, 2103 E. Hubbard, 940-325-0641
Woody's Tavern, 6105 Hwy 180 E, 940-325-9817

Specialty Shopping

Anita's Antiques & Collectibles, 307 N. Oak, 940-325-1455
Colonial Accents, 2401 N. Oak. 940-325-3866
Richey's Antiques and Uniques, 1201 E. Hubbard, 940-325-5940
Sarah Jane's Antiques, Crafts & Collectibles, 115 N. Oak, 940-325-3005
Texas Hummingbird, 800-A E. Hubbard, 940-328-1880
Two for Country Gifts & Gallery, 109 N. Oak, 940-328-0022
VF Outlet Mall 4500 Hwy 180 E, 940-325-3318
Wild Rose Antiques, Collectibles & Crafts, 213 N. Oak, 940-325-9791
Wynnewood Antique Mall, 2502 Hwy 180 E, 940-325-9791

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