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Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site

FM 511, off of FM 1847, Brownsville, TX
+1 956-541-2785
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I like to go there every once in a while for a walk,, when you get overwhelmed with people n... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rachel C
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Brownsville, Texas
Good Place for a Run!

Free park offering good running/walking paths. Beat the heat; go early. Stay for the historical... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FargoKim
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Fargo, ND
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“american war” (23 reviews)
“minute film” (4 reviews)
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FM 511, off of FM 1847, Brownsville, TX
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I like to go there every once in a while for a walk,, when you get overwhelmed with people n traffic, work this is a great place to go!👍

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free park offering good running/walking paths. Beat the heat; go early. Stay for the historical video - interesting.

Thank FargoKim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit when iy is cool. You can do car or walking. Close to town. Visit the old Fort Brown just a few miles away. It is campus of UTRGV aand Texas Southmost College.

Thank foodyjr
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Excellent story boards distributed throughout battlefield explaining who won and why. Very little shade but a paved road partly into battlefield shortens walking distance, especially appreciated on hot days.

1  Thank billmcallister94
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

History at the tip of Texas. It's must be over 5 yrs since we last visited this park and to be honest this place has change quite a bit. We went for a walk with our dog and it was a very quiet and pleasant...More

1  Thank 275miriamv
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The place is free. No harm in coming over. Lots of walking around. I learned a lot about the history of the place. If it wasn't for California, the battle wouldn't have happened, and the border may have been by Nueces River instead of Rio...More

Thank Austin S
Reviewed 2 February 2017

It says that we are in the States but it is hard to tell that we are not in Mexico as the grains of sand in the hour glass of time make borders so arbitrary. Fascinating battle story and the training ground and source of...More

Thank Noel J
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I am ashamed that I did not go sooner!!! I live in the area and never went. The grounds are excellent, the fact that you can dial a number on your cell and listen to the information is AWESOME!!!! The visitor's center is full of...More

1  Thank Qeew
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This is a national park showing the history of the US/Mexican war. There is a short movie that is worth watching. The staff member there was very knowledgeable about the war and was happy to share his information with us. After seeing the inside of...More

Thank MJVT57
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here before heading to Laredo and glad we did. A little history on the Mexican/US war in the 1830's and annexation of Texas. Our guide Joseph was knowledgeable and passionate about the subject.

Thank JP10354
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398janellj
Are dogs allowed - With leashes?
10 April 2016|
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Response from Torte_Sue | Reviewed this property |
The Park Service has this on its website and we did see dogs on the trails Can I bring my dog along? Dogs are allowed in parking lots and on park trails as long as they are on a leash. Only service dogs are allowed inside... More
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