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Edinburg, Texas

Edinburg was first named Chapin for the townsite promoter but was renamed in 1911. It is the Hidalgo County seat and the western gateway to the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Edinburg is also the center of a vast vegetable and citrus culture. Industries include food processing, furniture, foundry products, fertilizers, oil and dairy products. It is also the home of the University of Texas-Pan American.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Museum of South Texas History

Founded as the Hildalgo County Historical Museum in 1967, exhibits cover the history of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico from prehistoric times up to 1900. All new permanent exhibits have been installed in the $2.5 million New Wing, starting with a sea dinosaur and a 14

Edinburg, TX History

Sheriff's Posse Rodeo

Rodeo cowboys demonstrate calf roping, bull-riding, and Quarter Horse racing every Saturday evening at rodeo arena 2 miles south of Edinburg via U.S. 281; 0.5 mile west on Wisconsin Rd.;

Edinburg, TX Rodeos

Edinburg Municipal Waterparks

Family fun at three-pool swimming facility featuring 125-foot figure-eight water slide, water basketball, sand-pit volleyball, barbecue grills, and picnic tables. Also Fountain Water Park at 22

Edinburg, TX Water Parks

International Racetrack Association

Drag racing every other Sat. Feb. - Nov. Nine miles north on U.S. 281;

Edinburg, TX Race Tracks

Edinburg Visitor Information Center

Housed in the renovated train depot built in 1927

Edinburg, TX Information Centers

Things to do near Edinburg, TX

Ebony Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

John C. Beasley Municipal Golf Course

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Chaparral Wildlife Management Area

Owned and operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The area consists of 15,200 acres of "Brush Country" that is t...

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Like both Espada and Concepcion, established 1731. Extensive restoration work has been carried out. Besides charming little c...

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