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Mineral waters of Marlin

Marlin, TX
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Marlin
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
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G-Patch, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

The era of health/spa tourism is a fascinating chapter in American history, and the City of Marlin could do itself a huge favor by capitalizing on that. The fading murals on the walls near the Chamber of Commerce speak to a bygone era. Marlin seems to have had a fascinating history, but there seems to be no interest in preserving... More 

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Marlin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have been going to the healing water fountain for the last 3 years, the waters run hot and feel awesome...BUT city cutbacks have cost the fountain! They have no one that does clean up, the building is crumbling, and there is no lighting at night. The faucets are always broken and the foot bath is dirty. Chamber of Commerce... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

While visiting Marlin I stopped in at the Chamber to see the mineral waters....pretty disgusting. Some old fountains and container-filling spots there, but I wouldn't touch it. I'm sure once it was pretty unique and clean, but not worth the stop.

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Waco, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

While the site itself doesn't have much besides a hot mineral water fountain and an empty footbath (at least it was empty when I visited), I found it a very interesting stop. Near the fountain are some faded murals depicting Marlin's past as a well-known health town, and just down the road is what's left of what was the eighth-built... More 

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Spring, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2009

Having heard the stories about the springs over the years, I decided to make a detour off my path along Highway 6 one day to check it out for myself. the old downtown section of Marlin still has reminders of its glory days a century ago when folks from around the US and overseas would come to the bathhouses hoping... More 

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