Texas' lush lower Rio Grande Valley, noted for subtropical climate, access to Old Mexico
and tourist facilities catering to thousands of summer and winter visitors.
Many Midwesterners and Canadians spend the entire winter here,
strolling amid blossoming citrus groves. Tourist clubs cater to visitors with
planned daily activities such as dances, tours, bridge, domino and shuffleboard
tournaments, shows, and concerts. Economy based on tourists, citrus, vegetables,
oil, gas, international trade with Mexico and conventions that enjoy extensive facilities.
McAllen International Museum-
Variety plus! Mexican folk art, colorful masks, and costumes in
Ethnography Gallery. Museum also features paintings and sculptures, plus traveling
exhibits. Open Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sun. 1 - 5 p.m. 1900 Nolana
Charming Mexican city of over 500,000 just 8 miles south of McAllen,
just across the Rio Grande. Several fine restaurants long famed for elaborate
wild-game dinners; occasional Sun. afternoon bullfights. Gift shops cater to U.S.
visitors with wealth of handicraft items in the Zona Rosa (tourist area) and in
traditional Mexican market in midtown. Several hotels offer van service to and from
Reynosa. Access via Texas 336 to McAllen-Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge.
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge -
About 16 miles southeast.