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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

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

Replica of venerable shrine in Lourdes, France;

Rio Grande City, TX Shrines

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

Things to do near Rio Grande City, TX

Sheriff's Posse Rodeo

Rodeo cowboys demonstrate calf roping, bull-riding, and Quarter Horse racing every Saturday evening at rodeo arena 2 miles so...

Falcon State Park

572.6 acres on shores of Falcon Reservoir. Facilities include cabins, boat docks, camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, tra...

Canyon Springs Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 30 days...

Edinburg Municipal Waterparks

Family fun at three-pool swimming facility featuring 125-foot figure-eight water slide, water basketball, sand-pit volleyball...

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