Housed in the restored Gonzalez-Montemayor home, a series of changing exhibits and educational seminars showcase the region's history, culture, industry and populations. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Admission charge. 810 Zaragoza St.
Access from Lake Casa Blanca International State Park (956/725-3826). Offers boating and fishing; picnic and swimming areas. Five miles northeast of Laredo off of U.S. 59.
Established by the Army in 1848, the old guardhouse, chapel, warehouse, living quarters, infirmary, commander's house and commissary are now Laredo Community College facilities. The original earthen fort is an educational institution and home to the Paso del Indio Trail. West End of Washington St...
Park an RV or pitch a tent and then cook something up on one of the park's barbecue pits. It has four recreation halls and picnic pavilions. Fishing in the lake is great for largemouth bass. 5102 Bob Bullock Loop (Loop 20), just north of U.S. 59. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/lake-casa-blanca.
This center offers a learning experience about plants and animals found in the Rio Grande watershed. Includes outdoor ponds, a cactus garden, a wildflower hill and areas of South Texas brush plants. Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.-noon Friday, and 8 a.m.-noon for trail cleanup and 10 a.m.-2...
Shows range from wild rides through stars and galaxies, to groovy trips through space. Shows are Fri.-Sat. Call or visit website for times. Admission charge. 5201 University Blvd. At Texas A&M International University. www.tamiu.edu/coas/planetarium
Galleries feature changing exhibits of works by local, national and international artists. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 500 San Agustn.
The building once served as the capitol of the unsuccessful Republic of the Rio Grande. Displays guns, saddles and goods of frontier homes with an emphasis on the period of the Republic: 1839-41. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Admission charge. 1005 Zaragoza St. Just south of San Agustn Plaza. www....
Originally built in 1767, the present structure--the third on this site--dates from 1872. It was elevated to the rank of cathedral on Aug. 9, 2001. This is part of the Webb County Heritage Tour. On San Agustn Plaza in heart of the old Spanish section.
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