Search Airline Tickets to Mineral Wells, Texas
Mineral Wells is a city in Palo Pinto and Parker counties in Texas, USA. The city is best known for its mineral springs (that were a rage a hundred years ago) and a nearly hundred year old hotel called Baker Hotel funded by local residents. Mineral Wells would spoil you for choices with its superb collection of sightseeing hotspots like Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway (a state park with a small canyon and preferred by rock climbers), Mineral Wells Fossil Park (it has nearly 300 million years old fossils), Old Jail Museum (a late 19th century sandstone jail), National Vietnam War Museum Complex (known for its superb half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall) and Mineral Wells’ haunted house the Haunted Hill House.
Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway is a state park located in Mineral Wells, Parker County, Texas. It is known for a unique canyon-like geological formation called Penitentiary Hollow that offers rock climbing and hiking trails. Travelling a little higher along the lakeside would award you with some glorious lakeside campsites.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the ultimate sacrifice US Army and Air Force personnel during the Vietnam War. The memorial is hallmarked by a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC called the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. It is flanked by a small museum and some lush gardens that together offer a tranquil backdrop.
Mineral Wells Fossil Park
Mineral Wells Fossil Park is home to nearly 300 million year old fossilized remains of plant and animals. This fossil park allows one to collect and take the fossils out for one’s personal use, and as such is immensely popular among fossil experts and paleontologists. The star attraction here is a borrow pit that has fossils of ancient marine species like ancient sharks, corals, sea lilies, sea urchins, clams and oysters. The entry is free and whatever you can find here, you can keep for free.