The Harlingen Performing Arts Theatre (HPTA) is a paradise for live events and performances. This buzzing cultural space in the center of the city, is one of the best community theaters around, and endeavors to bring about a cultural awareness in the area. It stages various forms of drama, multiple concert series, music and theater festivals and so on. Besides hosting reputed names, amateur performers are also encouraged greatly by the HPTA. The theater has comfortable seating and facilities for the less mobile. Check website for upcoming shows or call box office for more information.
McKelvey Park is one of the most popular places in Harlingen. This triangular stretch of greenery occupies 11 acres of land, and is much more than just a public park. Besides acting as a perfect spot for picnics, trails, day trips and other recreational activities, McKelvey Park holds widely attended concerts and live gigs. Access to the Arroyo Hike & Bike Trail is also available at McKelvey Park. Call for more information.
One of the premier events facilities in the area, the Pharr Events Center is located a little to the north of the city center, along the busy Cage Boulevard. You will find a variety of events happening here, ranging from concerts, to dance performances, exhibitions, conferences, and much more. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the facility can accommodate a maximum of 3500 guests, in standing room only. See the website to know more.
North Sugar Road University of Texas-Pan America Edinburg, TX 78541 +1 956 665 2221
Located on the campus of University of Texas-Pan America, the UTPA Fieldhouse is a basketball arena that can hold 4000 spectators. Home to the Broncs and UTPA volleyball team, this venue has witnessed exciting matches and excellent play of the university team. Also, the Department of Health and Kinesiology regularly hosts its seminars and lectures here. Check website for more details.
This lovely bird sanctuary offers a view of more than 15 acres of bird habitats. Quinta Mazatlan is a house of natural research on birds, plants and environments in South Texas. In addition to the more than 500 species of birds, take a peek at the sanctuary's butterfly residents and walk through the lush gardens. Along with some great knowledge, this place also rents out the venue for various events such as corporate functions and private parties.
To witness art and science all in one place, visit the International Museum of Arts and Sciences. The main aim of this museum is to promote the quality of life for the citizens of the Rio Grande Valley. Along with arts and science, they also organize special galleries such as the innovative robot exhibitions. They offer their venue for private events and parties as well.
717 North Main Street McAllen, TX 78501 +1 956 618 4959
This gallery with a great architectural style is one place you will not want to miss while visiting McAllen. Che and Becky Guerra's collection consists of Old West antiques such as guns, saddles, spurs and most anything having to do with the Old American West. They also feature Mexican and Colonial art pieces. Check their website to learn more about upcoming special exhibits.
800 North Main Street McAllen, TX 78501 +1 956 687 8682
McAllen Stained Glass offers a range of all things glass, from stained glass window panes and artifacts to sculptures that can make fine gifts for loved ones. It also holds classes on working with glass and provides tidbits for enthusiasts and collectors. Explore this gallery and discover a new world of glass.
West Business Highway 83 McAllen, TX 78501 +1 956 681 3333
The McAllen Botanical Garden (also called the McAllen Nature Center) is a picturesque park that offers plenty of opportunities for trails and hiking. It is also a good picnic spot. It has a variety of flora and fauna, including birds, reptiles and trees, as well. It is a perfect place to spend time with your family.
North Main Street McAllen, TX 78501 +1 956 681 1000
The Arts District in McAllen is truly an art hub. With galleries, a theater, the public library, Archer Park and numerous restaurants, it is a frequent haunt for art enthusiasts, especially on the weekends. The Art Village complex contains studios that are rented out to local artists, and is a great place to find out more about the local art scene. Self-guided art walks are organized wherein one can visit galleries and enjoy great food and wine in the district.
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