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Say hello to the Alamo - and adios to the winter blues and the summer doldrums. Soak up some sun in the tropical Rio Grande Valley. Stroll the streets of Laredo. Attend a fiesta, admire a Picasso, and savor a salsa-spiced snack. You will soon find that there is nothing plain about the South Texas Plains. Throughout the year, this fascinating region, from San Antonio to the Rio Grande, offers delights, muy especial!

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Vietnam and Korean Veterans Memorial

Vietnam memorial depicts a scene from the Battle for Hill 881 South-a radio man calling for help for a wounded comrade. Korean statue depicts a Marine and a soldier sitting back-to-back in an outpost bunker in the subzero cold of North Korea in winter of 1950

San Antonio, TX Memorials

Parks

Among eight city parks is 200-acre Veterans Memorial Park that offers picnicking, playground, pavilions, 9-hole golf course. Off F.M. 351 north of U.S. 59.

Beeville, TX Parks

World Birding Center Headquarters

Located within Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, site meant to educate the public about the unique wildlife within the region and promote environmental conservation. It'

Mission, TX Wildlife Areas

Casa Navarro State Historic Site

Former home of eminent statesman, rancher, Jose Antonio Navarro. Site consists of three restored structures: his home, kitchen and office. Navarro was among signers of Texas Declaration of Independence. Restored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.;

San Antonio, TX Historic Sites

Fort Sam Houston

Established in 1845 and moved to its present location in 1876, this installation has long been one of the Army'

San Antonio, TX Forts

Brooks Air Force Base

Brooks Air Force Base was founded in 1918 and the scene of history'

San Antonio, TX Aviation

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

About 2,000 acres of thick, brushy growth, typical of Valley before agricultural development. Preserves and protects abundant wildlife and plant species, many found nowhere else in U.S. Rare birds prominent during winter season. Interpretive wildlife tram operates late Nov. - mid-Apr.;

McAllen, TX Wildlife Refuges

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Like both Espada and Concepcion, established 1731

San Antonio, TX Missions

San Agustín Cathedral

Originally built in 1767; present structure, third on site, dates from 1872. Was elevated to the rank of Cathedral on Aug. 9, 2001. Part of the Webb County Heritage Trolley Tour. On San Agust'n Plaza in heart of old Spanish section.

Laredo, TX Historic Churches

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Set in a limestone quarry, the 200-acre park highlights Texas culture and music. Attractions include such rides as "Superman Krypton Coaster," and Boomerang, a super coaster that throws riders for a loop and then all over again backwards! The Park also has two water attractions:

San Antonio, TX Amusement Parks

Guenther House

Historic house was built by Carl Hilmar Guenther, founder of Pioneer Flour Mills, in 1859

San Antonio, TX Historic Homes


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