McAllen Population- 106,414  Altitude 122


Shopping across the border in Reynosa, MexicoIn Texas' lush lower Rio Grande Valley, noted for subtropical climate, access to Old Mexico and tourist facilities catering to thousands of summer and winter visitors.

Many Midwesterners and Canadians spend the entire winter here, strolling amid blossoming citrus groves.  Tourist clubs cater to visitors with planned daily activities such as dances, tours, bridge, domino and shuffleboard tournaments, shows, and concerts.  Economy based on tourists, citrus, vegetables, oil, gas, international trade with Mexico and conventions that enjoy extensive facilities.

McAllen International Museum-

Variety plus! Mexican folk art, colorful masks, and costumes in Ethnography Gallery.  Museum also features paintings and sculptures, plus traveling exhibits.  Open Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sun. 1 - 5 p.m. 1900 Nolana

Reynosa, Mexico-

Charming Mexican city of over 500,000 just 8 miles south of McAllen, just across the Rio Grande.  Several fine restaurants long famed for elaborate wild-game dinners; occasional Sun. afternoon bullfights.  Gift shops cater to U.S. visitors with wealth of handicraft items in the Zona Rosa (tourist area) and in traditional Mexican market in midtown.  Several hotels offer van service to and from Reynosa.  Access via Texas 336 to McAllen-Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge.

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge -

About 16 miles southeast.


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