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Rio Grande City, Texas

Rio Grande City is the port of entry at the international bridge between the U.S. and Mexico seat of Starr County. The area was included in José de Escandón's Colony of 1753. When General Zachary Taylor established Fort Ringgold in 1848, it added population and permanence.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

La Borde House

Completed 1899 as home and border store by French merchant-riverboat trader. Converted to hotel operated by family until the 1930s. Designed by Parisian architects;

Rio Grande City, TX Historic Homes

Fort Ringgold

One of Texas' best preserved old military posts; named for Maj. David Ringgold, first army officer killed in Battle of Palo Alto that opened Mexican War. Established after Mexican War for protection against Indians and to assure Rio Grande as national boundary; deactivated in 1944

Rio Grande City, TX Forts

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

Replica of venerable shrine in Lourdes, France;

Rio Grande City, TX Shrines

Things to do near Rio Grande City, TX

Tierra Del Sol Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Spanish Governor's Palace

In 1772, San Antonio became seat of Spanish government in Texas, headquartered at 10-room Spanish Governor's Palace on Milita...

Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisma Concepcion

Established in 1731, more than 20 years under construction. Massive church with twin towers and cupola is oldest unrestored s...

Washington's Birthday Celebration Museum

Displays of sparkling gowns, photos and other memorabilia tell the story of Laredo's Washington's Birthday Celebration, now m...

San Pedro Driving Range & Par 3 Golf Course

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