The center features scenic trails and a birding park set on wetlands. The site includes bird observation platforms. It is part of the Lower Coastal Birding Trail. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Grounds open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 714 Raul Longoria Road. www.edinburgwbc.org
Translates as "the King's salt." This is a wet season salt lake. Salt from the mines was transported to Spain and Mexico. Accessed by foot only. About 22 miles north of Edinburg off Texas 186.
Exhibits feature a sea dinosaur, a 14-foot skeleton of an Ice-Age mammoth, and depictions of the Coahuiltecan people, Spanish exploration and colonization, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the steamboat era and more. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sun. Admission charge. 200 N. Closner...
Rodeo cowboys demonstrate calf roping, bull riding and quarter horse racing. Demonstrations are the first and third Sat. each month. Admissions Charge. Two miles south of Edinburg via U.S. 281; half a mile west on Wisconsin Road. www.rioroundup.com
Tour the historic depot, which was built in 1927. View the "Espee" in the Rio Grande Valley exhibit featuring Southern Pacific memorabilia such as a conductor's cap, playing cards and lanterns, as well as the original "golden spike" driven on Jan. 1, 1927. Open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free. 60...
The Tejano Walk of Fame attracts hundreds of visitors who come to see Edinburg's tribute to Tejano music stars. The centerpiece of the walkway is a Richard Hyslin sculpture, which honors Edinburg native Jose Roberto Pulido, a pioneer in Tejano music. 415 W. McIntyre St.
Art galleries offer changing exhibits by contemporary artists from the U.S. and Mexico, as well as student shows. UTPA is home to an extensive art collection. The galleries also offer visiting artist lectures and workshops. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., except university holidays. 1201 W. Univer...
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