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Edinburg Splash Pad at Freddy Gonzalez Memorial Park
Edinburg’s first splash pad is officially open! Edinburg’s coolest park addition! Hours of operation for the splash pad are 9am-8pm. Stop by and cool off at Freddy Gonzalez Memorial Park located at the corner of Freddy Gonzalez Dr. and Veterans Blvd. This 9-acre park was dedicated in memory of a local Vietnam War hero on October 8, 1997. This landscaped park includes a 3/4 mile walking/logging trail, park benches and security lighting. Other future park amenities include a children's play area and an open air gazebo/shelter.

Southern Pacific Railroad Depot
Tour the historic Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, which was built in 1927 and is home to the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Visitor information Center. View The "Espee" in the Rio Grande Valley exhibit featuring SP memorabilia such as a conductor's cap, playing cards, lamps, lanterns, as well as the original "golden spike" driven on January 11, 1927. The Depot is located at 602 W. University and is open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. FREE admission. (956) 383-4974

The Museum of South Texas History
See the largest collection of exhibits and artifacts covering South Texas' fantastic-but-true history. MSTH exhibits give a broad overview of the region, from prehistoric tribes through Spanish exploration and colonization, the Mexican War, Rio Grande steamboat era, Civil War, early ranching and farming, border wars and more. Partially housed in the 1910 County Jail, MSTH includes a hangman's trap used for a public execution in 1913. In 1970, the former jail became the first building for the museum. MSTH vividly preserves and presents the borderland heritage of Northeastern Mexico and South Texas. An historical archive is available for researchers. Located at 200 North Closner Blvd. on the Courthouse Square in Edinburg, the Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Small admission fee ($7.00 adults; $5.00 seniors and students; $4 children 4-12 years of age) Free Admission on Saturdays from 10:00-12:00 (excluding special events) For more information call the museum at (956) 383-6911 museum website

The University Of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 in a historic move that brings together the resources and assets of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American and, for the first time, makes it possible for residents of the Rio Grande Valley to benefit from the Permanent University Fund—a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and the Texas A&M University System.
The new university will also be home to a School of Medicine and will transform Texas and the nation by becoming a leader in student success, teaching, research, and health care. UTRGV enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine will open in 2016.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley now has an enrollment of approximately 28,000 students.   Residents and visitors are able to attend intercollegiate athletics in NCAA Division 1, music theatre and dance performances that are hosted throughout the year. UTRGV is located at 1201 W. University. (956) 655-2011

UTRGV Art Galleries 
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has three art galleries on its main campus: the Charles and Dorothy Clark Gallery located in the Fine Arts Complex and the University Gallery in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building (COAS). The galleries offer temporary exhibitions by award winning contemporary artist from around the United States and Mexico, as well as student shows. During the school year the galleries also offer visiting artists lectures and workshops. The University's permanent art collection is housed in the Lamar Art Gallery, Schunior Rd, Lamar Building room number 7. UTPA is home to an extensive collection created by professional working artists which includes paintings, prints, art exhibition posters from around the world, modern sculpture and local artifacts. The collection includes pieces by Salvador Dali, Eduardo Garcia, Man Ray, Francis Picabia, and Roy Lichtenstein. The Lamar space also showcases oil paintings from the Shary Estate. Admission to all exhibitions is free, the galleries are open Monday through Friday except on University holidays For more information (956) 655-2655.

Tejano Walk of Fame
If the wind is blowing just right, you might hear the unmistakable rhythm of a South Texas music beat that has captivated local, state, national, and international audiences alike. Since its unveiling, the Tejano walk of fame at 415 W. McIntyre St. has attracted hundreds of visitors who have come to see Edinburg's tribute to Tejano music stars. In 1999, 5 stars were inducted into the Walk of Fame and their names were engraved in a marble star and placed into the walkway. Five additional stars will be inducted every year during Hispanic heritage month (October). The centerpiece of the walkway is a sculpture by Sculptor Richard Hyslin, which honors Edinburg native Jose Roberto Pulido, a pioneer in Tejano music. The sculpture was designed with the intent of capturing the essence of this international's star music and is the first in a series of public art projects commissioned by the Edinburg 2020 cultural arts committee.

Carmike Cinemas
is Edinburg's newest state of the art attraction that includes 20 screen theaters all with STADIUM seating! The largest theater in South Texas has the latest movies and an extended snackbar which includes the traditional popcorn, candy and hotdog, as well as Ice Cream, milkshakes, pizza and your favorite coffee drinks served hot or cold. Carmike also features a lobby area for relaxation. Carmike cinemas is located off "I" Road exit and Highway 281. For additional information please call (956) 380-2203

Fiesta Edinburg
Experience four days of fun and exciting activities for the whole family during the last weekend of February. Enjoy live concerts and carnival rides as well as the traditional city parade, rodeo, 3-mile run, health fair, a diverse assortment of food booths, and much, much more! Call the Edinburg Chamber for more information. (956) 383-4974

El Sal del Rey (Salt of The King)
This large salt lake 22 miles north of Edinburg was discovered by the Spanish Conquistadors. Salt from the mines was transported overseas to Spain and her colonies and westward into Mexico. The white banks are also visible from Highway 186 where a historical marker rests. Sal del Rey is open from sunrise to sunset seven days a week and can be accessed by foot only. See the video below for a mini-tour! (956) 784-7500

Hidalgo County Veterans War Memorial
The Memorial, located on the courthouse lawn, honors individuals from Hidalgo County whom were killed in action during World War I, World War II, the Korean War and in Vietnam. Hidalgo County was also home to three heroes awarded the distinguished Medal of Honor. PARKS Hike and Bike Trails Approximately 13 miles of hike and bike trails are available in the city of Edinburg making it safe for citizens to cycle, run, or stroll through to enjoy the scenery including great sunsets. (956) 381-5631

Edinburg Municipal Park
This 90-acre park, located east on Highway 107 and South on Doolittle Rd, was opened to the public on April 5, 1997. Some of the Edinburg Municipal Park amenities include: softball/baseball fields, 3 soccer fields, 5 playground equipment modules, 1.5 mile walking/jogging trail, 2 open court multi-purpose pavilions, 42 picnic tables and BBQ pits, 2 man made lakes for fishing and canoeing, an equestrian trail, a roller blade trail, an ATE bike trail and 1 mile nature trail. (956) 381-5631

Freddy Gonzalez Memorial Park
This 9-acre park, located on 18th Street and Freddy Gonzalez Drive, was dedicated in memory of a local Vietnam War hero on October 8, 1997. This landscaped park includes a 3/4 mile walking/logging trail, park benches and security lighting. Other future park amenities include a children's play area and an open air gazebo/shelter. (956) 381-5631

Edinburg boasts two water parks that contain amenities such as an Olympic-size swimming pool, waterslides, picnic areas, children's play areas, sandpit volleyball courts and many other attractions. The Main Waterpark is located at 123 East Palm Drive. and the Fountain Park is located at 22nd and Kuhn St. (956) 381-5631.

South Park
This 15-acre park is located on 300 East Palm Drive includes: 2 softball/baseball fields, 4 playground equipment modules, basketball court, a multi-purpose pavilion, picnic tables and barbecue pits, and 2 tennis courts. (956) 381-5631

Memorial Park
Located on Sprague Street and 22nd Street, this 17-acre park features 2 baseball/softball fields, 5 playground equipment modules, basketball court, a multi-purpose pavilion, picnic tables and barbecue pits. (956) 381-5631

Sheriff's Posse Arena
Located on South Highway 281 and West Wisconsin Road, the arena offers Rio Round-Up every Saturday at 6 p.m. It includes calf roping, barrel racing, and more. Two full scale rodeos are held every February. For more details visit www.rioroundup.com.

Edinburg Raceway
A 1/4 mile, NHRA Division 4 track offers year round racing (except during inclement weather) and includes drag racing, street car and motorcycle racing Friday nights from 8 p.m. to Midnight. The track is located 19 miles north of Edinburg. Small admission and full concession is available. (956)318-DRAG(3724) edinburgraceway.com

Edinburg Municipal Golf Course
Located in the center of Edinburg at 300 W. Palm Drive, this 9-hole course offers amenities such as putting greens and a practice area as well as a barbecue area. For tee time call (956) 292-2144.

Los Lagos Golf Club
This luxury 18 hole golf facility combines a spectacular combination of links, mounding, sand and 11-acres of beautiful lakes, that make Los Lagos Golf Club a jewel of the Rio Grande Valley. This golf club features grill-style dining designed to accommodate a full field tournament or business event. For more information, contact the Los Lagos Golf Club at (956) 316-0444.

Monte Cristo Golf and Country Club
This 18 hole championship course offers two swimming pools, amusement park, tennis courts, workout gym and sauna, bar and grill, and pro shop. Palacio Real at Monte Cristo is located 2 1/2 miles east of Hwy. 281 on Monte Cristo Road. (956) 381-0965.

L.G. Community Exchange
Located on North Hwy. 281 and Monte Cristo Rd. (FM 1925), this auction house has cattle auctions every Thursday and Saturday. Enjoy lunch in their in-house restaurant. For additional information call (956) 383-5671.

Edinburg Visitor Information Center
Housed in the renovated 1927 train depot, this historic landmark is open to visitors, who can obtain information on tourist attractions, accommodations, restaurants, local events, and much more. The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce is located at 602 W. University. Open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00p.m. 1-800-800-7214

Edinburg Professional Baseball Stadium
Hit a home run in our new state-of-the minor league baseball stadium. This professional 4,000 seat stadium has paved the way for Edinburg's entry into the Texas/Louisiana League and is the home of the Edinburg Roadrunners. Amenities include: 10 luxury sky boxes, a large spacious press box and an awesome electronic scoreboard. The stadium is located behind the UTPA campus on the corner of Sugar and Schunior road. For more information, contact the Edinburg Professional Baseball Club at (956) 380-4446.

World Birding Center
In the Spring of 2003, the City of Edinburg opened its World Birding Center. The Scenic Wetland Trails and birds park are set on forty acres of wetlands adajacent to the ninety acre Edinburg municipal Park. A nature tourism destination, the site has over one mile of trails and five bird observation platforms. The Edinburg World Birding Center is part of the Lower coastal Birding Trail and is classified a premier birding location in South Texas. For more information, (956) 381-9922

South Texas Motorcycle Museum
The museum opened in October 2009 and features dozens of motorcycles that span over the past century. Highlights include a 1931 Indian that gleams right inside the museum's door, as well as a four-cylinder 1913 Henderson that is one of just a few left in the world. A replica Captain America from the 1969 movie Easy Rider is flanked by posters autographed by the film's stars. It is open Sat. noon to 6 p.m., Sun. noon to 4 p.m. Adult admission $5.00, seniors $5.00, children and students are $5.00. Group discounts available.
The mission of the South Texas Motorcycle Museum is to educate the public by celebrating and preserving the rich culture, engineering, art and history of the motorcycle. The South Texas Motorcycle Museum is located 4705 E. Richardson Rd, Edinburg, Texas. Just two miles east pass Hwy 281 on Schunior/Richardson Rd. on left side. See more at www.stxmm.org.

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