Brownsville, Texas

Brownsville, the largest town on the Rio Grande, was once a military outpost during the Mexican War. It is situated at Texas' southernmost point.

Gladys Porter Zoo

Gladys Porter Zoo opened in 1971 as a zoological and botanical park. Earl C. Sams, who funded the zoo, named it after his daughter Gladys Porter.

Sabal Palm Sanctuary

The 557-acre Sabal Palm Sanctuary is a wildlife preserve where sabal palms, which contain edible hearts, are abundant.

Stillman House Museum

Charles Stillman, who chose Brownsville as the name for the city, is honoured at the Stillman House Museum.

Fort Brown

During the American Civil War and much later during the border disputes between the United States and Mexico, Fort Brown operated as a military outpost for the United States Army.

Vermillion Restaurant

Vermillion Restaurant was established in 1934, by the Vermillion family. They bought land in Brownsville to built a flip front hamburger stand.

Historic Brownsville Museum

This museum pays homage to the distinctive history and foundation of the city in every aspect of its operation. 

Ernesto Gamez Cascade Park

There are several attractions in this family-friendly park that are sure to please every member of the family.

Palo Alto Battlefield

The Battle of Palo Alto is commemorated by the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park. This conflict sparked the outbreak of the Mexican-American War.