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Del Rio, Texas

Del Rio bills itself as "The Best of the Border." It is the seat of Val Verde (green valley) County with more than 3,000 square miles. Agriculture includes cattle ranching, extensive production of sheep, lambs, wool, and mohair from Angora goats. There is abundant hunting for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, javelina, dove and quail. Fishing, boating and water sports are popular on Amistad Reservoir. Del Rio is the home of Southwest Texas Jr. College and Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College.

With some 400 archaeological sites, the area is among the nation's richest in aboriginal cave paintings.

Local transportation makes it easy to visit Mexico just across the border. Regularly scheduled crossings occur throughout the day to Ciudad Acuna.

Attractions and Upcoming Events



Walking Tour

Visit downtown area of historic buildings, churches and homes dating from the 1800s, including the 1887 courthouse. Also ancient acequia system (irrigation canals)

Del Rio, TX Tours

Whitehead Memorial Museum

Dedicated to life and legends of frontier Southwest, museum includes rustic structure that was early trading post serving both Texas and Mexico. Plan at least two hours to roam through the 2 1/2- acres and 13 exhibit sites. Judge Roy Bean (see LANGTRY)

Del Rio, TX Museums

San Felipe Springs and Moore Park

Lush oasis in semiarid setting, springs were important watering stop on historic Chihuahua Road that connected Texas port of Indianola with Chihuahua City, Mexico. Springs flow some 90 million gallons of clear pure water daily. San Felipe Country Club golf course (semiprivate)

Del Rio, TX Natural Attractions

Things to do near Del Rio, TX

Tigua Indian Reservation: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo

Oldest community in present boundaries of Texas, now part of the city of El Paso, was established in 1681 by refugees from a ...

White-Pool House Museum

Built in 1887, the White-Pool House Museum is the oldest structure of importance in Odessa, Texas. Built by Charles and Lucy ...

Walking Tour

Visit downtown area of historic buildings, churches and homes dating from the 1800s, including the 1887 courthouse. Also anci...

Fort Bliss

U.S. Army post established in 1848 as defense against hostile Native American tribes and to assert U.S. authority over lands ...