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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.

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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

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

Things to do near Rio Grande City, TX

Grace Armantrout Museum

Many of the museum's artifacts were donated in trust to the citizens of Live Oak County by Grace Armantrout. Displayed are a ...

Donna Wet Lands

City of Donna started this project in 1999 in an effort to promote the area's wildlife, and is home to excellent birding and ...

Parks

Among eight city parks is 200-acre Veterans Memorial Park that offers picnicking, playground, pavilions, 9-hole golf course. ...

Choke Canyon Reservoir Birding

As part of a joint project of the Bureau of Reclamation and the American Birding Association, Choke Canyon Reservoir has been...

Lamar Bruni Vergara Environmental Science Center

Away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area on the campus of Laredo Community College, this oasis offers a learning ...