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Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park

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Great Small National Battlefield

This park does an excellent job of telling the history and details of this battle from both sides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A great time for a nearly forgotten time in American history

Depending on the available time you have and the weather, your time at this very interesting site... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Barrie, Canada
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The site of the first battle in the Mexican-American war in 1846.
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Fm 511, North of the intersection of FM 511 and FM 1847, Brownsville, TX 78521
+1 956-541-2785
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park does an excellent job of telling the history and details of this battle from both sides. The Park rangers are very knowledgeable and friendly. We visited this park with our two boys to earn a Junior Ranger badge and found the entire place...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 487denisev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Depending on the available time you have and the weather, your time at this very interesting site will vary. The guides/docents are know their stuff and are approachable. There is a terrific video that should precede any of your wanderings through the museum displays or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jrmontgomery
Reviewed 13 February 2019

We walked on the shorter trail, it was starting to rain so we did not spend as much time as some folks might. We enjoyed seeing all the animal scat along side the boardwalk. There were lots of animal tracks in the mud. We had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

Great history presented large hrounds hike and bike mainly not huge driving loop wonderful education lobby.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Battlefield park is maintained very well. Park rangers are very knowlegable. Wonderful displays. They Have now blacktopped all roads. Quite a wonderful outing

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Larry F
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 2:30 p.m. They were closing at 3:30 p.m. we had just enough time to watch the movie about the Mexican-American War and the border dispute. they have a decent exhibit with artifacts and lots of facts about the war, who led the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

This site was staffed by informative park rangers and offered an excellent video of the events leading up to the US-Mexico conflict that played out here. You learn much more than was provided in secondary school textbooks about US expansion, Texas independence, and the conflict...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 50StateVisitor
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The visitors center has many exhibits that explain the battle and the Mexican American war. There is also an interesting film. It was way too hot to actually tour the battlefield, however. The rangers have National park "passports" for the children that can be stamped...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank W8219GYjim
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This is a small visitor center with information about the Mexican American war. They have a number of interactive exhibits and information. They have a short 15 minute film explains the basics about what happened there. There is a trail with signage that you could...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank dbwokc
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Took my Girl Scouts! Had an informative walk looking for plant and native birds. Great information on Mexica America War. Great place to visit if you are a bird watcher. Great staff.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank starose198
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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