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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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Splashtown

20 landscaped acres of cool water thrills, including Kid's Kove, a children's area with scaled-down rides and slides for the younger set. More than 50

San Antonio, TX Water Parks

Chaparral Wildlife Management Area

Owned and operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The area consists of 15,200 acres of "Brush Country" that is typical of the Rio Grande Plains Ecological Area in South Texas. Chaparral offers "Driving Trails" as well as "Nature Trails"

Carrizo Springs, TX Wildlife Areas

Beeville Art Museaum

Housed in historic Esther Barnhart House, originally home of the Hodges family, early Beeville settlers. Changing exhibits of Texas artists and Texas collections. Free art lessons for children every Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3

Beeville, TX Museums

Courthouse Museum

Helena's abandoned courthouse is now a museum of area history with early trail, ranch and home artifacts, tools and implements. Upstairs area features early courtroom setting. Schoolroom setting recalls days when building was used as a school, 1894 - 1945

Helena, TX Museums




Alamo Museum - D.R.T. Library

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, located inside the Alamo walls and south of the Alamo shrine, is open to the public for research. The focus of the collection is the period of the Texas Republic, 1836-1846

San Antonio, TX Historic Libraries

Parks

Among eight city parks is 200-acre Veterans Memorial Park that offers picnicking, playground, pavilions, 9-hole golf course. Off F.M. 351 north of U.S. 59.

Beeville, TX Parks

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Set in a limestone quarry, the 200-acre park highlights Texas culture and music. Attractions include such rides as "Superman Krypton Coaster," and Boomerang, a super coaster that throws riders for a loop and then all over again backwards! The Park also has two water attractions:

San Antonio, TX Amusement Parks

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

The Alamo City Grand Tour

Blending the history of San Antonio with its current culture, the Alamo City Grand Tour offers an encompassing view of the San Antonio landscape as you visit the Alamo, Governor's Palace, Riverwalk and more! You'll travel by motor coach along the 8

San Antonio, TX Tours

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