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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

Val Verde Winery

Family enterprise in its fourth generation, founded in 1883 by Italian immigrants. Grapes had been grown in the area since 1825

Del Rio, TX Wineries

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

San Jacinto Plaza

It's the original historic city square and park, right in the heart of downtown. The plaza features a fiberglass sculpture, "...

El Paso/Juarez Tours

An easy and fun way to cross the border to shop and sightsee in Juárez, Mexico, is by El Paso/Juárez Trolley. Air-conditioned...

Museum of the Noncommissioned Officer

Traces history of the U.S. NCO corps with artifacts dating from the Revolutionary War....

Red Rock Ranch Tours

Guided driving and hiking tours provide visitors with magnificent views of wind carved Precambrian rock formations, panoramic...

City Park

40-acre park adjacent to Fantasyland. Picnicking, grills, swimming pool, camping....