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Rio Grande Valley Museum

Harlingen, TX
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Harlingen
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Recommended museum that traces the dramatic history of southern Texas.
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Clarksville, Texas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
45 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This makes a nice spot to learn of the history of the Rio Grande Valley. It is well worth a visit. Our guide was very informative, and had a great time telling us of the history of the area.

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum. The buildings were very well done and it was fun to wander through them at our own pace.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

My heading refers to the current exhibit which went on display tonight, a Christmas tree exhibit which runs logically until Christmas. Various art and other exhibits are displayed periodically throughout the year in the main building. The main purpose of the complex is to preserve and display buildings and artifacts dating back to the turn of the 20th century when... More

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Lower Rio Grande Valley, TX
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This museum is filled with treasures. The old buildings transported there are only a small part. The really interesting collection is in the big buildings in the rear. There are also temporary exhibits inside the front building. Some of them can be quite unique.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

I love to check out museums in small towns to learn a little about the history of the area. This free (donations accepted) museum was one of the better ones I have been to during my travels. It has a few historical buildings you could walk through set up with old artifacts from the area. The buildings are air-conditioned too... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010 via mobile

We enjoyed the little museum... It's old and tired in a few of the exibit buildings. But it gives a nice historic review of the history of the area. Stop in and enjoy it.

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