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Welcome Winter Texans!


Come see us on the Island!

5800 Padre Blvd

Suite 104






Parks & Historical Sites

La Lomita Plaza

Located in downtown Mission, This

town square features cascading

waters and a sunken amphitheater

where visitors can catch plays, arts

and crafts, shows and musicals on

Conway Street and Business 83 in

Mission. Call (956) 424-3769 for

more information.

Los Caminos del Rio

Los Caminos del Rio (the Roads of

the River) is a compilation of more

than 45 sites along both sides of the

Rio Grande that have contributed

to the area's heritage. The corridor

stretches from Laredo to the Gulf

of Mexico, along both U.S. Highways

83 and 281 and Mexico's Highway

2. Pick up the Los Caminos del Rio

brochure, which includes site descrip-

tions and a detailed map, at your

closest Chamber of Commerce and

explore Indian trails, Spanish colonial

villages and vast ranching empires--a

three dimensional history of the past

250 years.

Los Ebanos Ferry

The only remaining hand-drawn ferry

across the Rio Grande connects the

U.S. with Diaz Ordaz, Mexico, a short

drive down a dirt road from the river.

The ferry will hold three cars and sev-

eral people. Visitors may park on the

U.S. side and ride across and back for

a small fee. Los Ebanos is 14 miles

west of Mission on U.S. 83, then

three miles south on FM 886. Hours

of operation are from8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McAllen International Museum

Three large galleries keep visitors

busy. The North Gallery features a

collection of Mexican folk art. The

Main Gallery shows changing exhibits

and can feature anything from mod-

ern art to a popular Christmas tree

decoration contest. The Earth Sci-

ence Gallery is a winner with the kids.

Dinosaur tracks, fossils, minerals and

other science exhibits are attractively

displayed. You won't miss the huge

fragments of a woolly mammoth's

tusks unearthed in nearby Sullivan

City. The museum, located on 1900