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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

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


San Felipe Springs and Moore Park

Lush oasis in semiarid setting, springs were important watering stop on historic Chihuahua Road that connected Texas port of Indianola with Chihuahua City, Mexico. Springs flow some 90 million gallons of clear pure water daily. San Felipe Country Club golf course (semiprivate)

Del Rio, TX Natural Attractions


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

Things to do near Del Rio, TX

Chamizal National Memorial

Cites amicable settlement of long-standing border dispute between U.S. and Mexico, in an area by the Rio Grande where a new c...

Discovery Well A No. 1

Gusher blew in more than half-century ago, remains one of largest producing oil wells in North America. Tremendous jet of oil...

Fort Bliss Museum and Study Center

Exhibits and artifacts portray the history of America's air and missile defense as well as modern-day technology breakthrough...

El Paso Museum of Art

Multimillion-dollar Kress Collection and Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington; frequent exhibits of classical and con...