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.
This park has documented more than 325 species of birds and more than 200 species of butterflies. It offers bird walks, natural history tours, nature trails, a hawk tower, wildlife viewing blinds, primitive campsites, and tram tours. Park access is on foot, by bike or by tram. It houses the World...
Built in 1865, the tiny (12-by-25-foot) structure, rebuilt of sandstone in 1889, still has the original brick floors, heavy-beamed ceilings, outdoor oven and water well. Surrounding park provides picnic facilities, walkways and historical site signs. Park generally open 8 a.m.-dusk Mon.-Sun. Thre...
The only existing hand-operated ferry of its kind. Carries three cars and a limited number of passengers at a time, and riders can help pull. The ferry is recognized with a state historical marker. Call the before traveling to the ferry to verify it is operating that day. Generally operates from...
This museum features the history of Mission as well as rotating exhibits. The newest addition is the Hands on History area for children and the gift store. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. 900 Doherty Ave. Annex: 200 E. Tom Landry. www.missiontexas.us/city-departments/mission...
This site features thousands of host plants that butterflies need for nectar and caterpillar growth, as well asto sustain large populations and diverse species. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sun.; closed some holidays. Summer hours vary. Admission charge. 3333 S. Butterfly Park Drive. www.nationalbutte...
Created to honor Landry--born and raised in Mission--who led the Dallas Cowboys from rag-tag team in its inaugural 1960 season to two Super Bowl titles and "America's Team" status. The mural depicts his life, career and legend. Landry's handprints and footprints are below the mural. 101 E. Tom L...
Within Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, this site is designed to educate the public about the unique wildlife within the region and promote environmental conservation. It's headquarters to the nine World Birding Center stations in the Rio Grande Valley. www.worldbirdingcenter.com
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