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Del Rio, Texas

Del Rio bills itself as "The Best of the Border." It is the seat of Val Verde (green valley) County with more than 3,000 square miles. Agriculture includes cattle ranching, extensive production of sheep, lambs, wool, and mohair from Angora goats. There is abundant hunting for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, javelina, dove and quail. Fishing, boating and water sports are popular on Amistad Reservoir. Del Rio is the home of Southwest Texas Jr. College and Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College.

With some 400 archaeological sites, the area is among the nation's richest in aboriginal cave paintings.

Local transportation makes it easy to visit Mexico just across the border. Regularly scheduled crossings occur throughout the day to Ciudad Acuna.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Walking Tour

Visit downtown area of historic buildings, churches and homes dating from the 1800s, including the 1887 courthouse. Also ancient acequia system (irrigation canals)

Del Rio, TX Tours

Val Verde Winery

Family enterprise in its fourth generation, founded in 1883 by Italian immigrants. Grapes had been grown in the area since 1825

Del Rio, TX Wineries


Amistad National Recreation Area

Boat ramps, marinas, campgrounds, picnic areas administered by National Park Service on U.S. side of huge international Amistad Reservoir. From park headquarters on U.S. 90

Del Rio, TX Recreation Areas

Whitehead Memorial Museum

Dedicated to life and legends of frontier Southwest, museum includes rustic structure that was early trading post serving both Texas and Mexico. Plan at least two hours to roam through the 2 1/2- acres and 13 exhibit sites. Judge Roy Bean (see LANGTRY)

Del Rio, TX Museums

Things to do near Del Rio, TX

Hogan Park Golf Course -Quail Run

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Mccamey Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

San Felipe Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Alley Oop Park - Camping

Pull-through wheeled-camper sites w/water, elec & sewage 10. No limit on stay. Dump sta, grills, picnic tables & Alley Oop Fa...