McAllen: Attractions and more...
There are a number of tourist attractions to visit near McAllen and the city is also known as the gateway to the state of Mexico.
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Alamo is a wildlife sanctuary which has a variety of wildlife including rare species of birds.
Tourists can avail of the walking trails or wildlife trams that are available in the park for sightseeing.
The Donna Hooks Fletcher Museum is a historical museum which displays agricultural equipment, photos, household items and furniture.
Old Hidalgo County Courthouse and Jail is a historical place built in 1886 in McAllen and served as a county jail till the year 1908, after which the county seat was moved to Edinburgh. This site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
McAllen Botanical Garden is a recreational park in McAllen which has no entrance fee and is open 7 days a week. This twenty acre park encompasses several nature trails, waterfalls, a main garden with native trees, a cactus garden and more.