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
Housed inside an old post office (now known as La Placita) in downtown McAllen, McAllen Heritage Center takes you through the history of the city. Apart from the memorabilia and photographs, the 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 McAllen. Walk in to be a part of this journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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