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Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site

On May 8, 1846, General Zachary Taylor and his troops defeated a larger Mexican army on this site in the first major battle of the Mexican-American War. The visitor center does an excellent job of putting the battle…
Beach in Around Brownsville

Boca Chica Beach

Hugging the border just above where the Rio Grande empties into the gulf, Boca Chica is a rarely visited 10,680-acre wilderness very literally at the end of the road. SpaceX's proposed launch site nearby may change …
State Park in Around Brownsville

Resaca de la Palma State Park

Part of the World Birding Center, this new 1200-acre park surrounds 4 miles of resaca (oxbow lakes), which are ideal for birds and their spotters. Trails wander through this semitropical landscape making this a love…
Historic Site in Around Brownsville

Palmito Ranch Battlefield

From May 12 to 13, 1865, this remote stretch of marshy prairie was the scene of the final land battle of the US Civil War, more than a month after the official Confederate surrender. Few signs of the battle remain t…