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5 things to do in the Rio Grande Valley that every Texan will love

October 25th, 2016

Put These 5 Things on Your To Do List of Fun in the Rio Grande Valley

The Rio Grande Valley is full of natural wonders and a rich cultural heritage to explore.  Whether you’re visiting for a long weekend, spending your winters here or moving to the Valley, there are so many wonderful things to do and explore. To help get you started Bentsen Palm has put together a list of five great places to visit in the Rio Grande Valley.

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park – Located adjacent to Retama Village at Bentsen Palm, this incredible park encapsulates the natural beauty of the region. Whether you’re a fan of bird watching or simply spending time in nature, the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park is the perfect place to enjoy both. The World Birding Center headquarters, is located here as well and offers a 760-acre park that offers a look into the habitats of rare birds that can only be seen in South Texas. The National Butterfly Center is also located here, which offers a stunning spectacle of nearly 150 species of North American butterflies that can be seen only in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.


South Padre Island – Fun in the sun is what life is all about in the Rio Grande Valley, and with the most beautiful beaches in Texas that’s easy to do here. Head to Isla Blanca Park and explore over a mile of beautiful beachfront, go fishing off the jetties, take a dip in the water or just lounge on the beach. When you’ve had enough of the beach for the day, this quaint island town offers plenty of great dining and nightlife too.


International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) –  If you love the world of arts and sciences, IMAS has everything you’re looking for from unique exhibitions and attractions that feature artworks in many forms to the various sciences. There is also a KidsZone for hands-on, educational fun.


Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark – Who doesn’t love some wet and wild fun at a waterpark! Whether you love the thrill of the thirteen water slides, want to test your surfing skills on the Boogie Bahn, take a ride on the Rio Aventura, or simply hang out on Rio Beach soaking up the sun, Schlitterbahn in South Padre is a favorite Texas destination.


Museum of South Texas History – Learn about the culture and heritage of the southernmost part of the Lone Star State in this beautiful museum located in Edinburg, TX. The exhibits span from prehistoric times through the 20th century showcasing photographs, documents, books, maps and other artifacts that illustrate the history of this region.

Looking for RV parks in McAllen, TX or Mission, Texas homes for sale near the best the Rio Grande Valley has to offer? Take a tour of Bentsen Palm today and discover a stunning Rio Grande Valley community surrounded by nature and every amenity.



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