1300 South 10th Street McAllen Civic Center McAllen, TX 78501 +1 956 681 3800
A prominent venue for showcasing performing arts, the McAllen Civic Center Auditorium is a huge space with 1776 seats each offering a clear view of the stage. Used as both a concert hall as well as a theater-stage, it is fully air-conditioned to make the experience worthwhile. The entrance to the building is shaded from the sun. Catch a performance here to experience the brilliant acoustics first-hand.
100 South 17th Street McAllen, TX 78501 +1 956 212 8081
Enjoy live bands and foot-tapping music at this colorful event venue. Kai Night Club & Event Center hosts contemporary concerts that are much enjoyed by audiences. Do not miss out on the sight of huge crowds dancing and singing, regaled by the numerous talented bands that play here. Call the office for information regarding the event schedule and ticket prices.
It is difficult to describe Fall Back Records in one phrase alone. But if you're wondering why this place has a huge fan-following, then the answer is music. Established in 2010, Fall Back Records is a recording studio, record distribution center and a vinyl record label. Moreover, this place offers a platform for local and upcoming artists to showcase their talents. The store stays open beyond 7p during event nights. Check the website for schedule of events and further details.
302 South 15th Street McAllen, TX 78501 +1 956 686 7711
Founded in 1911 and built by the U.S. Army soldiers from New York in 1913, the Sacred Heart Catholic Church sits prettily in downtown McAllen. Still an active parish, this yellow brick structure attracts a number of locals as well as tourists. The mammoth spire bearing a cross at a height of 60 feet (18 meters) is one of its prominent architectural features.
301 South Main Street McAllen, TX 78501 +1 956 687 1904
McAllen Heritage Center is housed inside an old post office in downtown McAllen, now called La Placita. Established in 2008, it takes you through the history of the city. Apart from the memorabilia and photographs on display, this center also hosts a number of events and projects like the "
"Traveling Trunks program for children, which educates the young minds about the origins and evolution of the city. Take a guided tour to be part of this journey.
North Main Street McAllen, TX 78501 +1 956 681 1000
The Arts District in McAllen is the creative pulse of the city. It is home to Archer Park, the Public Library, and myriad galleries and restaurants. The Nuevo Santander Gallery on North Main Street is a must visit for Mexican antiques and collectibles. The Art Village complex rents out studios to artists, and is a fascinating place for a glimpse into the local art scene. Take guided walks to galleries and also enjoy great food and wine this vibrant neighborhood has to offer.
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 in the heart of the city. At 59 acres (23 hectares), it is one of the largest of its kind and is rich in flora and fauna. This verdant space boast old trees and dense meadows that are home to numerous species of birds, butterflies and reptiles, including the endangered indigo snake and horned lizard. It offers plenty of opportunities for trails and hikes, and is also a good picnic spot for the family.
800 North Main Street McAllen, TX 78501 +1 956 687 8682
McAllen Stained Glass was established in 1985 by father-daughter duo Yoli Cantu and Hector Reyna. Using glass as a medium of artistic expression, be amazed by stained-glass window panes, artifacts and sculptures that make for fine gifts and collectibles. It also holds workshops on working with glass and provides tidbits for enthusiasts and collectors. Explore this gallery and discover a new world of glass.
717 North Main Street McAllen, TX 78501 +1 956 618 4959
Nuevo Santander Gallery is named after the 18th-century colony of Southern Texas and Northern Mexico. Located in the heart of Arts District, this building boasts a Spanish-colonial architectural style. Over a century-old doors, iron frames and stained glass-work add character and charm to this gallery. On display are Che and Becky Guerra's collection of artwork and antiques curated from across the world. Browse through Old West guns and saddles; Mexican currency, medals and sombreros; Colonial paintings and sculptures; and authentic collectibles from Europe. They also host rotating exhibitions by local and international artists.
The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is one of the top museums in South Texas dedicated to these fields. It is Smithsonian affiliated and aims to educate and inspire Rio Grande Valley with its myriad events and programs. Engage your mind at their interactive playground while learning the energy resources and water cycle, or enjoy their innovative robot exhibition. Art enthusiasts can admire 16th-century European paintings, Japanese and Mexican folk art as well as some of Pablo Picasso's work.
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