Seminole Canyon State Historical Park
The best art galleries in south central Texas are right here along the Rio Grande, and their works of rock art have been on view for at least 4000 years. Seminole Canyon State Historical Park, 9 miles west of Comstock, is famous for Fate Bell Shelter, a natural canvas of ancient rock art. If the art here were merely decorative, it would be magnificent.
Amistad National Recreation Area
'Amistad' means friendship in Spanish, and Mexican-US cooperation was the spirit in which a dam and reservoir transformed this area of the Rio Grande in the late 1960s. The other word often used to describe Amistad is 'big': at normal levels, the reservoir covers 105 sq miles spanning two nations, with 850 miles of shoreline – 540 in the USA.
Langtry is a long way from anywhere, but it has managed to parlay its principal claim to fame into a major tourist attraction on US 90: the Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center, an official state visitor center. Displays cover the life of the legendary Lone Star lawman and include the.41-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver he used as his gavel.
Thirty-one miles east of Del Rio on I-90, Brackettville is a major destination for Winter Texans thanks to Fort Clark Springs, an historic army post that's been recycled as a haven for retired sun-seekers. Travelers, movie buffs and pilgrims can see John Wayne's legacy at Alamo Village, 7 miles north of Brackettville.