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Museum of South Texas History

Kuhn Street, Edinburg, TX
956-383-6911
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Edinburg
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This place has some Smithsonian quality displays. It does a fantastic job explaining the very long history of the Valley up to the present time. I encourage everyone to start there as a reference point to understanding the uniqueness of the valley.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

They really give you a chance to LEARN new things here. Interact! We had a great time at their Dia De Los Muertos festival. Music , food and fun. Be sure to join us next time ;)

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Edinburg, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I enjoy Museums and I especially am interested in history. The Edinburg historical museum is one of the finest museums in the valley. If you enjoy valley history, which is a fascinating mix of both American and Mexican history, you will love this museum. It has a lot of great exhibits and is housed in the old... More 

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Everything is well done, complete, and accurate. Plan on spending four or five hours for a great overview of South Texas. Better yet, return to really dig into the history.

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Elizabethtown
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Everything All the displays were very interesting. There was lots to see. We put on dated clothing eg sombrero and cape and sat on a donkey for photos. The people running the museum were very helpful, too. It was about 35 miles from where we were staying, but it was worth the drive.

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New Gloucester, Maine
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92 reviews 92 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a great museum with many wonderful historical displays. Its a nice way to spend an afternoon. I filled out a comment log on the way out and I want to share with you what needs improving. We found some of the lighting too dim, some of the type explaining what we were looking at, too small to be... More 

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Edinburg, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The musuem hosts an awesome Dia De Los Muertos celebration every year. The all day event is full of fun activities like decorating your own skull and purchasing jewelery. There is also plenty of Mexican food and desserts to buy while you enjoy music and dance performances from local groups.

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Camas, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We were visiting relatives in Harlingen, TX and decided to tour this museum. It was well worth the trip! If you are lucky enough to get a tour guide to take you around the museum as we were, you will enjoy it even more. The guide that we had, shared different facts and pointed out things that you may not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This museum had a very clear history of the area with the influence of the Spanish, Mexico, Anglo's etc. The exhibit was interactive in the sense that when you approached areas sounds or films were played. This added to the experience but sometimes was confusing. The jail which is one of the highlights was closed due to renovation and the... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

it's great....love that they have activities where the children get involve trying to find out clues in each exhibit..

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