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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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A nice stop if you’re in the area

We were in the area and made a stop. Our kids are at an age that the 15-min video wasn’t a good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Monique G
via mobile
A must visit for all Texans

The beginning of the Mexican/American war. Lots of history, and well presented. All trails... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
El Paso, Texas
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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 3 days ago via mobile

We were in the area and made a stop. Our kids are at an age that the 15-min video wasn’t a good idea. But we heard good things about it. We walked out on the trails. There is information about the battle all along the...More

Thank Monique G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beginning of the Mexican/American war. Lots of history, and well presented. All trails through the battlefield are well paved and filled with information

Thank Boesdady_20
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
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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