Mineral Wells has a history of wellness. In the 1920s there were a couple dozen wells around town and people traveled the nation to drink from and bathe in the mineral-rich water that came from those wells. We were even known as “America’s Great Health Resort” and “Where America Drinks Its Way To Health.”
Mineral Wells also has a history of great hospitality. In fact, our famous WELCOME sign was given to us as a thank-you for our hospitality in 1922 after the Texas Rotary Club had their state convention here.
When we say “You’re Wellcome,” we’re saying a lot.
And when you see the You’re Wellcome sign or t-shirt at any of our local businesses, you know they’re committed to making your visit to Mineral Wells the very best.
Nope, we didn’t misspell WELLCOME.
There’s a lot packed into that extra “L”.
When you step into Mineral Wells, you’re stepping into a legacy of WELLness and warm hospitality. With an abundance of mineral-rich wells in the 1920s, people from all over the nation flocked to our town to experience the healing properties of our water. We were renowned as “America’s Great Health Resort,” where individuals drank and bathed in these rejuvenating waters.
But it wasn’t just our wellness offerings that garnered attention; our exceptional hospitality left a lasting impression. In 1922, the Texas Rotary Club expressed their gratitude by gifting us the iconic WELCOME sign, symbolizing our commitment to making visitors feel truly welcomed. So when we say “You’re Wellcome,” we mean so much more than a simple greeting.
Look for the You’re Wellcome sign or wear the t-shirt proudly, knowing that the local businesses displaying it are dedicated to ensuring your visit to Mineral Wells is nothing short of extraordinary.
Fun Fact: It is reported that this sign inspired D.W. Griffith, to promote possibly the most recognizable landmark in the United States, the HOLLYWOOD sign in California, following his visit to Mineral Wells in 1928. Griffith, Producer/Director of the early movie classic, “Birth of a Nation,” also produced the “Keystone Kops” comedies.