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Texas - South Texas Plains

Say hello to the Alamo - and adios to the winter blues and the summer doldrums. Soak up some sun in the tropical Rio Grande Valley. Stroll the streets of Laredo. Attend a fiesta, admire a Picasso, and savor a salsa-spiced snack. You will soon find that there is nothing plain about the South Texas Plains. Throughout the year, this fascinating region, from San Antonio to the Rio Grande, offers delights, muy especial!

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Casa Navarro State Historic Site

Former home of eminent statesman, rancher, Jose Antonio Navarro. Site consists of three restored structures: his home, kitchen and office. Navarro was among signers of Texas Declaration of Independence. Restored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.;

San Antonio, TX Historic Sites

International Racetrack Association

Drag racing every other Sat. Feb. - Nov. Nine miles north on U.S. 281;

Edinburg, TX Race Tracks

Museum of South Texas History

Founded as the Hildalgo County Historical Museum in 1967, exhibits cover the history of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico from prehistoric times up to 1900. All new permanent exhibits have been installed in the $2.5 million New Wing, starting with a sea dinosaur and a 14

Edinburg, TX History

Sheriff's Posse Rodeo

Rodeo cowboys demonstrate calf roping, bull-riding, and Quarter Horse racing every Saturday evening at rodeo arena 2 miles south of Edinburg via U.S. 281; 0.5 mile west on Wisconsin Rd.;

Edinburg, TX Rodeos


Falcon State Park

572.6 acres on shores of Falcon Reservoir offer cabins, camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, trailer sites with electricity, rest rooms with showers, and snack bar. About 14 miles northwest via U.S. 83, F.M. 2098, Park Road 46;

Roma, TX State Parks


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

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

African safari, Texas style! In the comfort of your own vehicle you can travel through hundreds of acres of picturesque, historical ranch land, viewing more than 50 species of animals from all over the world in a natural environment. Snack bar, picnic area. Exit 175 off I-35;

San Antonio, TX Wildlife Areas


World's Largest Strawberry

Celebrating the distinction of producing 40 percent of Texas' strawberries is a monument to the favorite fruit. Giant replica is seven feet tall and weighs 1,600 pounds. Also monument of Poteet Canyon, Steve Canyon comic strip character named for city.

Poteet, TX Uniques

Piedras Negras, Mexico

A comfortable walking distance from downtown Eagle Pass, across the Rio Grande, is the busy Mexican city of Piedras Negras; population about 280,000. Handicraft items at bargain prices in many shops and traditional Mexican market area. Restaurants and popular night clubs;

Eagle Pass, TX Day Trips

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