Brownsville, Texas, is a really wonderful city in which to live. It lies on the border of South Texas next to Matamoros, Mexico, and it has a population of 183,000. The people are friendly and welcoming, and there are lots of things to do and see in the city. Here are seven reasons why we love it so much.
We love to go shopping, and Sunrise Mall is the place to do it. It was built in 1979 and has over 100 stores, so you can shop there all day if you like (which we do!). The main stores are Dillard’s, JCPenney, Sears, Beall’s, and Dick’s Sporting Goods, and in 2016 an H & M was added. The food court was added in 2000, and there are several different types of eateries.
A 557-acre nature reserve that is one of the only places in the RGV that has sabal palms growing. It is also a great place for birdwatching. There are 5 miles of nature trails, and they include a butterfly garden and an oxbow lake.
Palo Alto Battlefield
This National Historical Park is the site of the Battle of Palo Alto on May 8th 1846, which led to the American-Mexican War. It covers 300 acres which is the area where the Mexican forces were stationed. You can learn all about the Battle by reading the park’s exhibits and watching a video entitled “War On The Rio Grande”.
Gladys Porter Zoo
Earl C. Sams had a passion for wildlife, and he founded the zoo in 1971 and named it after his daughter, Gladys Porter. It covers 31 acres and there are over 400 animal species here, including many endangered ones.
Children’s Museum Of Brownsville
A great place to take the kids. The exhibits and activities are geared towards children from the age of 1 to 8, and there are interactive exhibits, special events and participation workshops. Goals of the museum include strengthening children’s imaginations, fostering cooperative play and interaction, and promoting creativity.
A local theater established in 1964. The actors, musicians, singers, performers, producers, and stage crew bring their talents to the stage during each performance. Many of these people are residents of Brownsville and the neighboring communities.
Chef Johnny Carino created many authentic and traditional Italian dishes. Today, there are Johnny Carino Italian Restaurants in over 70 locations in the US and another ten in the Middle East.
Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Started in 1935 by eight women who visited each other’s homes to talk about their love of art. The 17,000 square foot museum was built in 2002 and houses many different art exhibitions for visitors.
As you can see, there are lots of things to do in and around Brownsville, Texas, but there is one thing that is the same as everywhere else in the state, and that is the fact that we do get our fair share of road accidents here. Unfortunately, if you should happen to be involved in one in and around Brownsville, Texas, the good news is that Villarreal Law Firm is here for you at 2401 Wild Flower Dr Suite A. Our sole purpose is to help you to fight the insurance company in order to make certain that you get the compensation that you deserve.