At the convergence of two major flyways, Harlingen is a birder's paradise. Free birding guides at the Harlingen Convention and Visitors Bureau. The city has several sites on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, including the Ramsey Nature Park and Harlingen Thicket Bird Sanctuary. www.tpwd.sta...
Visit the city's only cooperative gallery featuring original work by local artists. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 115 E. Jackson. www.harlingenartforum.com
This entertainment district in Harlingen's revitalized downtown is known for antiques, historical murals and locally owned restaurants, tea rooms and cafes. Events include Jackson Street Market Days every first Saturday, parades, movie nights and classic car shows. www.downtownharlingen.com
The museum includes the Paso Real Stagecoach Inn and home of city founder Lon C. Hill. Exhibits include vintage medical equipment from the city's first hospital and photos from Harlingen's heyday as an air base. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and 1-4 Sun. Group tours available. Free. 2425 Boxwood...
A walking or driving tour shows you the places where the town got the nickname "Six Shooter Junction" as well as the beautiful homes on Taylor Street. Pick up a Harlingen Heritage Trail Guide at the convention & visitors bureau. 311 E. Tyler.
Original artworks by established and emerging artists are displayed here, with an emphasis on landscapes of the Southwest and Mexico. The library also has an extensive genealogical collection and archives. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu. and 1-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. 410 '76 Drive.
The Marine Military Academy is home to the original working model of the famous Iwo Jima statue. The museum features Marine Corps memorabilia; a 30-minute film, "The Battle of Iwo Jima"; and a veterans' Hall of Fame. Gift shop. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and 1-4 p.m. Sun. 320 Iwo Jima Blvd. w...
Harlingen, the mural capital of South Texas, has more than 30 colorful artworks on display throughout the city. Pick up a guide at the Harlingen Convention & Visitors Bureau. www.visitharlingentexas.com/visitors/things-to-do/downtown-harlingen/page/2
Harlingen is home to this United League Baseball team. Season is May-Sept. 1216 Fair Park Blvd. www.whitewingsbaseball.net
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