Harlingen is a birder's paradise because it's at the convergence of two major flyways. 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. w...
Visit the city's only cooperative gallery featuring original work by local artists. Open 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Tue.–Sat. 115 E. Jackson in downtown Harlingen. 956/425-4030. www.harlingenartforum.com.
Known as The Antiques Capital of the Valley, it features dozens of unique shops and buildings restored to their 1930s–40s era splendor. Jackson Street is the site of Market Days on the first Saturday of each month and the annual Christmas Parade. 956/216-4910. www.myharlingen.us.
Step inside the Paso Real Stagecoach Inn. Marvel at the vintage medical equipment in the city's first hospital. Get a glimpse of daily life inside the home of city founder Lon C. Hill. Enjoy photos from Harlingen's heyday as an air base, plus exhibits on railroads and ranching. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m...
Take a walking or driving tour of Harlingen. Cross the tracks where the town got the nickname "Six Shooter Junction." Treat the kids to an old-fashioned soda fountain. Marvel at beautiful homes on Taylor Street, once known as Silk Stocking Row. Pick up a Harlingen Heritage Trail Guide at the Harl...
More than 40 original artworks by established and emerging artists are displayed, with an emphasis on landscapes of the Southwest and Mexico. The library also has an extensive genealogical collection and Harlingen Historical Preservation Society archives. Open 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Mon.–Thu. and 1–5 p.m...
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. Group tours available. ...
Harlingen, the mural capital of South Texas, has more than 30 interesting and colorful artworks on display throughout the city. Pick up the Harlingen Mural Guide at the Harlingen Convention & Visitors Bureau. www.visitharlingentexas.com/visitors/things-to-do.
Harlingen is home to this United League Baseball team. Season is May–Sept. Harlingen Field, 1216 Fair Park Blvd. www.whitewingsbaseball.net.
One of the 12 Texas Travel Information Centers operated by the Texas Department of Transportation for the convenience of the traveling public. Open daily 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and beginning the Friday before Memorial Day–Labor Day 8 a.m.–6 p.m. 2021 W. Harrison in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas nea...
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