Established in 1909, named after Henry N. Pharr, sugar
planter from Louisiana. Center for winter vegetables, citrus and cotton. Home
to Winter Texans each season where visitors find modern RV resorts ans tourist related
activities. Access to Mexico is available via U.S. 281 and the Pharr / Reynosa
Leather factory produces variety of custom garments. Visitors
welcome to watch leather craftsmen at work. Guided tours in winter at 10 a.m. and
2:30 p.m. Open Monday through Friday at 904 East U.S. Business 83.
Inquire at the Visitor Center about a large number of unusual clocks
displayed in a local business. the collection consists of about 2,000 antique clocks
dating back to 1690.
Be sure to check out the Texas County Market Place at 807 South
Jackson Road for an array of hand made items and much more. Ususally open Tuesday -
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge -
About four miles to the east of the Pharr / Reynosa International
Smitty's Juke Box Museum -
For a bit of nostalgia, stroll by displays of jukeboxes, lovinly
restored by the owner. Collection spans the whole era of music machines. Open
Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
116 West State. For information, call 956/ 787-0131.
Visitor Center -
Supplies information concerning local events, historic buildings and
Open Monday - Friday, 8:30a.m. - 5 p.m. Pharr Chamber of Commerce Building,
308 West Park. For information, call 956/ 787-1481.