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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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off the beaten path, but shouldn't be

Really, this should be on everyone list. It is easy to get to, and easy to enjoy. It features a... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Orad O
Schleswig, Germany
Well done.

The visitor's center was short and well done. Recommend stopping here first to read about the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Jim S
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The site of the first battle in the Mexican-American war in 1846.
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FM 511, off of FM 1847, Brownsville, TX
+1 956-541-2785
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Really, this should be on everyone list. It is easy to get to, and easy to enjoy. It features a beautiful Tejas landscape, worth its own to be in and among. The site is beautifully kept, excellent nature, great trail. It is Tejas, so if...More

Thank Orad O
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The visitor's center was short and well done. Recommend stopping here first to read about the battle in order to understand what you're going to see/interpret while outside on the battlefield. If you go in the summer take a hat and zoom lens for the...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Plenty of information on how and why Mexico lost the war. Completely changed my view on the issue. Can't argue with facts.

Thank Meri T
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

No idea this was such a pivotal battle in the expansion of America. We watched the 12 min video and learned a great deal. The museum is very hands on and easy to understand. Walking the trail is a good way to get the feel...More

Thank Vistaviewer77
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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 May 2017

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

Thank FargoKim
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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
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10 April 2016|
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