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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

Amistad National Recreation Area

Boat ramps, marinas, campgrounds, picnic areas administered by National Park Service on U.S. side of huge international Amistad Reservoir. From park headquarters on U.S. 90

Del Rio, TX Recreation Areas

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


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

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

Things to do near Del Rio, TX

Green Tree Country Club -North/East

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Marfa Municipal Golf Course

Marfa Municipal Golf Course is the highest golf course in Texas, at 4,882 feet above sea level with nine holes, 18 tee boxes ...

The Globe Theatre

A bit of Elizabethan England comes to life during the Odessa Shakespeare Festival at The Globe Theatre of the Great Southwest...

Woodward Agate Ranch

Source of famed Texas agates (red plume, pompom, and a rainbow of other types) colorful jasper, labradorite feldspar, calcite...