The most famous spot in Texas, Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo) was established in 1718. The chapel and long barrack are all that remain of the original fort. The museum contains relics and mementos from the Republic of Texas and offers stories on the fall of the Alamo. Open 9 a.m.–5:30 ...
130 S. Eighth St. 956/787-2117. www.alamochamber.com.
The focus of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library is the period of the Texas Republic, 1836–46. Collections feature extensive material on the Alamo, including files on each Alamo defender and San Antonio history. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat.; restricted hours March 6. Closed Dec. 24–25....
The 160,000-square-foot building provides facilities for football, concerts and other events. It's home for the Alamo Bowl college football game each December. Tours conducted every Thu.–Fri. (No tours if an event is scheduled.) Admission charge. 100 Montana St. 800/884-3663. www.alamodome.com.
Hidalgo County park at Anzalduas Dam on the Rio Grande offers a covered bird-observation pier, pavilion, and boat dock. Enjoy picnicking in a shady wooded area. It is an excellent spot for butterfly and bird watching. About three miles south, near La Lomita Chapel. 956/585-5311.
Arneson River Theatre presents Latin-flavored and other performances several
times weekly during much of the year. In the open air of the River Walk below La
Western landscape oil paintings are displayed in the lobby of the Dilley State Bank. Many trophy mounts of animals native to the Dilley area also are shown. Open 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Mon.–Fri. Closed most holidays. 660 Texas 85 W. 830/965-1511.
Renovated historic buildings house dozens of restaurants, nightclubs, lounges and art galleries. The Entertainment District is downtown along 17th Street. 956/686-4357. www.exploremcallen.com/entertainment/nightlife/17thstreet.aspx. The Art District on Main Street is home to the popular First Fri...
This 18,500-seat facility is home to the NBA 2007 World Champion San Antonio Spurs and the San Antonio SilverStars of the WNBA. It also hosts hockey games, rodeos, concerts and special events. Tours are available on non-event days. At Houston and Coliseum roads. Tours: 210/444-5140. www.nba.com/s...
This is a celebration of community that uplifts the American spirit, as well as the spirit of Weslaco. State flags are displayed in the order that the state entered the Union and in a diverse array of colors and symbols. 305 W. Railroad St.
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