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Things to See and Do


Brazos River

Rent a canoe and explore one of Palo Pinto’s natural beauties, the Brazos River. If you can't make a day of it, just take a quick drive down State Highway 16 to cross the beautifully historic Possum Kingdom Masonry Arch Bridge.

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, TX

Clark Gardens Botanical Park

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. ~ Weatherford, TX

Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway

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, TX

Little Rock Schoolhouse Museum

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, TX

Mineral Wells Fossil Park

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, TX

Old Jail Museum

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, TX

National Vietnam War Museum Complex

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, TX

Possum Kingdom State Park

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

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