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Museum of South Texas History

200 N Closner Blvd, Edinburg, TX 78541-3554
+1 956-383-6911
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Nice museum in a lovely building

Beautiful building in center of town. Some parking on premises but more across the street that is... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Hazel M
Very interesting museum

My wife and I visited this museum last week. There is a wide variety of artifacts that explain the... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
tazman572
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Prehistoric plants and animal fossils, native people and European colonization exhibits, and a steamboat replica are but a few of the fascinating displays to see at the Museum of South Texas History. This facility is ADA accessible.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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200 N Closner Blvd, Edinburg, TX 78541-3554
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+1 956-383-6911
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"the rio grande valley"
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"two hours"
in 4 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 2 reviews
"jail"
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"information"
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"films"
in 4 reviews
"texas"
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Beautiful building in center of town. Some parking on premises but more across the street that is free. Inside is very well maintained. Displays start on the second floor which can be accessed by stairs or elevator. Nice timeline of settlement in south Texas. Staff...More

1  Thank Hazel M
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

My wife and I visited this museum last week. There is a wide variety of artifacts that explain the history of Southern Texas. We learnt so much that it really surprised us. The jail exhibit is really interesting although the actual building is closed due...More

1  Thank tazman572
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

I always enjoy a trip to this amazing museum. There is not a time I go and feel bored. The exhibits are amazing and full of history.

Thank Jonathan C
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Real history of the valley - not whitewashed. Great exhibits, good store, very friendly staff. Information in Spanish and English.

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

The atmoshpere was great and the people were nice. We went there on a whim and truly enjoyed the entire tour.

Thank L1556YProberta
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I'm so happy we decided to stop here. We went as soon as the doors opened. The staff was extremely friendly. The exhibits were huge and full of inflammation. Take time to sit and enjoy the short films throughout the museum. We learned a lot...More

Thank Tracy G
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

The museum is a breath of fresh air for South Teaxas. Well done, great place for kids and family. A must visit for the RGV.

Thank jlugolaw
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PMorales13, Public Relations Manager at Museum of South Texas History, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you so much for the visit! We hope you return for another visit during a special event when there are more hands-on activities. See you soon!

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Great experience! Museum staff was very friendly! Lots of activities, fun events, FOOD, and reenactors galore. We even had Aztec dancers and Lipan Indian exhibitions of dance! This place was just packed with Ppl from all over the U.S, Canada, and Mexico!

Thank BuffaloBill1846
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

It was interesting to explore what makes The Valley different from the rest of Texas, and at the same time see it in the context of how it is also a full participant in the greater panorama of American history, as well as much of...More

Thank mapleRose
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

My husband and I both enjoyed this museum. It opens from 1 to 4 on Sundays. The children would enjoy it too. Cost is very reasonable seniors 5. Dollars. Lots of free parking. I enjoyed to see the squeleton of a mammoth.

Thank Robert D
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