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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

International Racetrack Association

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

Edinburg, TX Race Tracks

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

Edinburg Visitor Information Center

Housed in the renovated train depot built in 1927

Edinburg, TX Information Centers

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

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

Things to do near Edinburg, TX

Olmos Basin Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 180 days...

Guinness World Records Museum & Ripley's Haunted Adventure

San Antonio's two newest attractions are both in one location - directly across from the Alamo. Guinness World Records Museum...

Anzalduas Park

Hidalgo County park at Anzalduas Dam on the Rio Grande. Rest rooms, covered bird-observation pier, pavilion, boat dock, and p...

Piedras Negras, Mexico

A comfortable walking distance from downtown Eagle Pass, across the Rio Grande, is the busy Mexican city of Piedras Negras; p...

Visitor Center

The McAllen Visitors' Information Center is located in the chamber of commerce. Information on attractions, accommodations, d...