Weslaco, Texas

Weslaco got its name from the initials of the W.E. Stewart Land Company that promoted the townsite in the irrigated Rio Grande Valley in 1919. Weslaco is located in the heart of an immense citrus, vegetable and cotton-producing area.

The town's charming city hall, built in 1928, features intricate cast-stone sculpture adorning the entryway and cupola of the Spanish Moorish building. The interior stairway is set with colorful Spanish tiles in geometric designs. The building is a designated historical site at 500 South Kansas Avenue.

The Harlon Block Memorial features a simple, but elegant monument to a local Marine, who participated in the famed flag-raising on Iwo Jima. The monument is located at the Texas Army National Guard Armory, 1100 Vo-Tech Drive.

The public library is one of the most modern facilities in the Rio Grande Valley. It, too, boasts Old-Mexico style, complete with a Spanish open courtyard. The library is located at 525 South Kansas Avenue.

Birding has become a worldwide attraction to Weslaco. The city is the center of a major flyway of the continent as well as the home to the World Birding Center's geographic center. The 176-acre refuge is open by appointment.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Frontera Audubon

A 12-acre nature preserve featuring mature native woodlands, trails, wetlands and butterfly gardens. Target birds include Groove-billed Ani, long-billed Thrasher, Olive Sparrow, Green Jay and more, and more than 70 kinds of butterfiles have been documented on the property. Located at 1101

Weslaco, TX Nature Preserves

Nuevo Progreso, Mexico

Seven miles south on F.M. 1015 and U.S. 281

Weslaco, TX Day Trips

Bicultural Museum

Artifacts accent daily lives of region's Hispanic and Anglo settlers;

Weslaco, TX Museums

Valley Nature Center

Is composed of a half-mile nature trail winding its way through five acres of native Valley vegetation and also includes butterfly gardens, ponds and cactus gardens. The indoor Exhibit Hall features interactive children's exhibits of native wildlife and habitat, as well as a Gift Shop. 301

Weslaco, TX Nature Trails

Things to do near Weslaco, TX

Hill Country Golf Club

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

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

Replica of venerable shrine in Lourdes, France; contains statues of Our Lady of Lourdes and peasant girl whose visions led to...

Fort Sam Houston

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

Edinburg Visitor Information Center

Housed in the renovated train depot built in 1927, the center has information on attractions, accommodations, dining faciliti...

Mission Del Lago Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 180 days...