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Since the South Texas Plains Region borders Mexico it is no surprise that many of the towns in this region of Texas have an Old Mexico feel to them.

Mexican heritage plays a large role in this region of Texas.

The South Texas Plains Region covers San Antonio at its north end to the Mexican border in the south.

San Antonio is the biggest attraction in the South Texas Plains, with its Riverwalk, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Sea World and, of course, the Alamo. Laredo, on the Mexican border is the other big city in this region.

In the South Texas Plains you will find the remains of missions set up by Spanish monks, including the Alamo. This region of Texas some of the best examples of Spanish mission architecture in America.

If Birding is your thing you will find around 500 species of birds in the semi-tropical Rio Grande Valley, known as one of the best bird watching areas in the United States.

The balmy weather of the Rio Grande Valley attracts many winter visitors.

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Alice
Alice is a little South Texas town with pleasant weather all year long. Alice is close to a number of natural attractions, as well as the museums, attractions, restaurants, and clubs of Corpus Christi.

Beeville
The Bercleir Mansion and Beeville Art Museum are just a couple of the attractions that attract visitors to the South Texas Town of Beeville, which also boasts a unique antique shopping trail.

Crystal City
You will find a Popeye Statue in Dilley which serves to pay homage to the areas spinach crops.

Cuero
Cuero claims to be the "Wildflower Capital of Texas" and the "Turkeyfest Capital of the World," this town is a favorite stop of visitors to South Texas.

Dilley
Dilley is known for its watermelon, so much so that there is a giant watermelon statue in Dilley's City Park.

Eagle Pass
The Kickapoo Indians are one of the few tribes in Texas. Eight miles south of Eagle Pass the Kickapoo have a small, 125 acre reservation where they operate the only casino in Texas, the Lucky Eagle Casino.

Edinburg
You will find the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg which is the western gateway city to the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

Floresville
Floresville is a history buff mecca. This tiny South Texas Town features a number of historic landmarks and buildings, some still in use..

Goliad
The site of one of the most infamous battles of the Texas Revolution, Goliad is a top spot for history buffs traveling through Texas.

Hidalgo
Hidalgo was where the first Africanized bee was discovered in the U.S., back in 1990. Across the border is Reynosa.

Kingsville
Located along a desolate stretch of South Texas ranch land, Kingsville is home to Texas A&M Kingsville, a variety of museums and, of course, The King Ranch - tours of which are popular among tourists. Additionally, Kingsville gives fishermen close access to Baffin Bay.

Laredo
Laredo is the #1 trade crossing along the U.S.- Mexican border. With Nuevo Laredo on the across the Rio Grande, Laredo is rich in south-of-the-border ambience. Laredo is America's largest inland port.

McAllen
McAllen offers visitors an opportunity to shop in Mexico, as well as bird watching and other attractions on the Texas side of the border.

Mission
The historic South Texas town of Mission, named for the La Lomita Mission, is home to the annual Citrus Festival and world-class birding.

Panna Maria
The "Oldest Polish Community in the USA," Panna Maria is a South Texas town chock full of history.

Pharr
Pharr has easy access to Mexico, is very popular with snowbirds heading south, has many RV parks and his a center for citrus, cotton and vegetable growing.

Poteet
Located about 30 miles south of San Antonio, The "Strawberry Capital of Texas," Poteet is home to the world famous "Poteet Strawberry Festival."

San Antonio
In 1718, along the southern edge of Texas Hill Country, in what is now San Antonio, there was an Indian village at the location Spain built Mission San Antonio de Valero, later to be known as the Alamo.

Three Rivers
Located near the confluence of the Atascosa, Frio and Nueces Rivers, about halfway between San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Three Rivers is home to Choke Canyon Reservoir, Choke Canyon State Park and many other opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Weslaco
Weslaco is located in the heart of a huge vegetable, citrus and cotton growing area. Known for its Old Mexico style architecture.

Zapata
The "Home of Falcon Lake," Zapata serves as your entry to this fabled reservoir for anglers and water sport enthusiasts. Zapata also has a variety of outdoor activities such as birding, golf and hunting. In winter Zapata attracts a lot of snowbirds.

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