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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


Mineral Wells Making a Comeback

The city of Mineral Wells has long been known by Metroplex residents as a wellness destination, and a bill in the state legislature would officially name it as the Texas Wellness Capital. The City is also now seeking certification from the Wellness Tourism Association as a Wellness Destination.  The city has met all but three of the needed criteria, and officials are actively working on the rest, such as forming a local Healthy Mineral Wells group to making the healthy choice the easy choice for locals and travelers.

Famous in the early 1900s for healing mineral waters, the town renovated the famous “grand lady” Baker Hotel and revitalized of the  historic downtown. From mineral baths to newly cut mountain bike trails, locally owned spas farmers markets and shopping collectives, a new Mineral Wells is emerging that is waiting to be rediscovered.

A community collaboration with PPGH, Clark Gardens, Crazy Water and the tourism department will organize quarterly wellness retreats, including in March. Clark Gardens has a month-long festival focused on wellness, the outdoors and the arts this month. Mineral water baths are available at the Crazy Water Bath House.

Current assets include three state parks: Lake Mineral Wells State Park; Possum Kingdom Lake State Park; and Palo Pinto Mountain State Park; five bodies of water: Lake Mineral Wells State, Possum Kingdom Lake, Palo Pinto Lake, Tucker Lake and the Brazos River.

Four major gardens comprise Clark Gardens Botanical Park, Famous Water, Our Lady of Lourdes Meditation Gardens and the National Vietnam War Museum Meditation Gardens. There are labyrinths at Clark Gardens Botanical Park and the National Vietnam War Museum Meditation Gardens; and hiking/biking trails at Texas Frontier Trails: Heritage Park, Lake Mineral Wells State Park, Possum Kingdom Lake Trails and West City Park Trails.

Location: 107 N. Oak Ave., Mineral Wells. For more information, call 940-325-2557 or visit the Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce at