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Los Ebanos Ferry

Only existing hand-operated ferry of its kind. Carries three cars and limited number of passengers at a time, and you can help pull. In 1975 ferry was recognized with state historical marker. Crosses Rio Grande from area of ebony trees (los ebanos). Fourteen miles west on U.S. 83; 3

Mission, TX Boating

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

Tom Landry Mural

Created to honor Mission native and legendary coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Landry, born and raised in Mission, led the Cowboys from rag-tag team in inaugural 1960 season to two Super Bowl titles and "America's Team" status. Mural depicts and spans his life, career and legend. Landry'

Mission, TX Murals

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

600-acre area set aside to preserve native flora and fauna of lower Rio Grande Valley. On banks of Rio Grande, park offers picnicking, rest rooms, bird-watching and nature study. New nature trails, boardwalks and a Hawk Preservation Tower. Located off U.S. 83, exit F.M. 2062

Mission, TX State Parks

La Lomita Chapel

Hidden away in Texas mesquite, La Lomita (Little Hill) Chapel was first built in 1865, an adobe overnight way station for Oblate padres who regularly traveled on horseback between Brownsville and Roma. Tiny (12 by 25 feet) structure, rebuilt of sandstone in 1889

Mission, TX Historic Churches

Things to do near Mission, TX

Riverside Municipal Golf Course -Nine Hole

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

South Texas Museum

Small museum focuses on distinctive history and traditions of this South Texas region. Exhibits trace habitation from America...

Sunderland's Cactus Garden

Five acres of native and exotic cacti and succulents; among thousands of plants is the largest nursery-grown cactus in Texas,...

The Alamo

The most famous spot in Texas, where 189 defenders fell on March 6, 1836, after repeated attacks by Mexican General Santa Ann...

Bicultural Museum

Artifacts accent daily lives of region's Hispanic and Anglo settlers; a colorful cultural blend. ...