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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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Military Bases

Since San Antonio's founding as a presidio more than two centuries ago, the military has been an integral part of the city. Most military installations require a visitor's pass, which usually may be obtained at the gate. For security reasons, some areas are restricted.

San Antonio, TX Military Bases

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

Edinburg Visitor Information Center

Housed in the renovated train depot built in 1927

Edinburg, TX Information Centers

Doll Display

More than 500 dolls from 40 countries are displayed in the city's municipal building. The collection includes dolls from 11 tribes of native Americans, former presidents, and several movie stars. Some dolls date back to 1890

Mercedes, TX Collections

Reynosa, Mexico

Reynosa is a charming Mexican city just across the Rio Grande. Several fine restaurants long famed for elaborate wild-game dinners; occasional Sun. afternoon bullfights. Gift shops cater to U.S. visitors with wealth of handicraft items in the Zona Rosa (tourist area)

Hidalgo, TX Day Trips



Brush Country Museum

The museum features memorabilia of the city and county. Hundreds of photos offer a glimpse of ranch life in the first half of the 20

Cotulla, TX Museums



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

Donna Hooks Fletcher Museum

Memorabilia, photos and artifacts from town's founding; vintage furniture, hand tools, farm and household articles, restored bar from early-day Blue Goose Saloon. Housed in historic American Legion Hall (oldest in nation)

Donna, TX Museums

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