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Address: West on US83 outside McAllen, Texas, Los Ebanos, TX

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A unique experience

We road on this ferry I guess 20 years ago. It was a very fun experience. Hope this tradition will continue for many years.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
BeverlyShort
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Alvarado, Texas
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Alvarado, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We road on this ferry I guess 20 years ago. It was a very fun experience. Hope this tradition will continue for many years.

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Upstate Ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We drove an hour to get to this ferry and were glad that we did. It looked a bit shaky, but was an amazing ride. The ferry men pulled on the rope and brought our car and us across the Rio Grande to Mexico. We drove a short way south to a quaint little town square with a park and... More 

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Brampton, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We went on a Sunday and the whole place was locked up. We were trying to go back there, but the ferry doesn't go when it is too windy or when there is high water. We did walk around a bit to look at the old buildings. It looks a bit like a ghost town. When done we went in... More 

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Hugo, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

While visiting my parents in Texas, we decided to go to the last hand drawn ferry in the US. We drive through the town and arrived. The outside looked like an abandoned town in a western movie. We walked up (past border security that appeared to be empty) and a booth that was empty. We were unable to cross because... More 

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Mission, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

We took some family members and a visiting friend to see this attraction. The people near the gate were very courteous. They gave us a brief history lesson as we paid the small fee to observe. The area is beautiful and we took several pictures.

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Odenton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Very unique experience, and if you are around you must stop and see it even if you do not want to go across the border. Have your passport ready as you get close we were asked for ours before we got to the ferry.

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Mission, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

We have taken several groups of friends to see this ferry. They always enjoy the scenery and the fact that the men are so friendly that pull the ferry across the river.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

This piece of history is a bit out of the way but worth the visit if you love quaint. The ferry is actually in the middle of nowhere. The buildings that were there many years ago are all closed and derelict which just adds to the atmosphere of the place. On the U.S. side a dirt hillside leads down to... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

I drove over 620 miles (Round trip) to ride on this ferry the boat itself is a bit rickety but still safe the staff were very helpful and interesting the whole experience was well worth the 620 miles to see and cross in this fashion

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McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

This is a real treat if you like historical things. It is one of the last hand river crossings around. It is very rustic as well as the town of Ebanos also... it is old, like time stopped. If you are a history buff, you should do this. Take your passport, a bike if you have one and have lunch... More 

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