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Address: Marlin, TX
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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2014
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Marlin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Before penicillin, Marlin mineral water was sought after by many people. Several professional baseballs teams would come here to soak in the water at bathhouses. Many people still use the water for various aches, pains, wounds, etc. It does appear to have healing effects.

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Converse, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

its a run down town, i would go during the day. but it was so cool seeing the old Hilton. you can see inside and there's stuff still there it literally looks like they just picked up and left. right next to the chamber of commerce is where you'll find the mineral well fountain. you only need a few mins... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Marlin, Texas is an economically challenged town. Poverty is very visible there. Historic hotel and mineral water enthusiast might consider a drive by of the mineral well that still flows natural mineral water at 105 degrees or the old Conrad Hilton Hotel (now closed). When constructed back in 1929 this structure Conrad Hilton's 8th hotel. Marlin was home to spring... More 

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G-Patch, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

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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Plano, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 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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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

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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Montgomery, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 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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