One of the most charming small towns in Texas, Mineral Wells, has a truly fascinating history. As its name suggests, the town was once home to wells whose water was said to possess incredible healing properties. People – including big-name celebrities like Judy Garland – arrived in droves to experience the magic for themselves. The town even capitalized on the phenomenon and marketed the water under the brand name “Crazy Water,” which is now sold in stores nationwide.
Mineral Wells, Texas – population: 14,902 (as of 2021).
You see, Mineral Wells – as its name suggests – is home to several wells whose water is rumored to have profound healing properties.
While the validity of the statements regarding the mineral water has never been scientifically proven, that didn’t stop people from arriving in droves to test out the matter for themselves.
In fact, the town’s most famous landmark, the Baker Hotel, was built in 1929 specifically to take advantage of the claims – and boy, did it work.
While the Baker Hotel unfortunately closed in 1972, it is currently (as of the time of publication) being restored to its former glory over a three-year period.
Even though the Baker isn’t open currently, there is still plenty to see and do in Mineral Wells.
Then, you can visit the Crazy Water Bath House and get pampered with its luxurious spa treatments.
Have you ever visited Mineral Wells? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our previous article to learn more about The Crazy Water Bath House.
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