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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

Orange Grove Area Museum

Historic artifacts and other memorabilia recall the history and German influence in the area. Exhibits include a replica of a...

Art and Wildlife Collection

Western landscape oil paintings are displayed in the lobby of the Dilley State Bank. Many trophy mounts native to the Dilley ...

Choke Canyon Reservoir Horse Trails

Choke Canyon State Park - North Shore Equestrian Area: This area, in excess of 1200 acres with 18 miles of trails, is ...

Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Fame

Museum captures the lifestyles of Tejano music and salutes pioneers of the genre. Exhibits include biographies, artifacts, mu...

Visitor Center

The Visitor Center, operated by the Pearsall Chamber of Commerce, has information on events, accommodations, restaurants, map...