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Republic of the Rio Grande Museum

1005 Zaragoza St, Laredo, TX 78040
956-727-3480
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Laredo
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: History museum traces the settlement of Laredo and its sister city, Nuevo Laredo in Mexico.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: History museum traces the settlement of Laredo and its sister city, Nuevo Laredo in Mexico.

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Alameda, C
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Who knew that Laredo was, for a short time, part of a separate republic that included land on both sides of the Rio Grande and had its own flag? This small museum tells the story of Laredo, its interaction with the larger countries on both sides of it, its brief time as capital of the Republic of the Rio Grande,... More 

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Pulaski, Tennessee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
6 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

You are charged a $2 admission fee per person to tour this wonderfully grand little museum! There is a great amount of wonderfully conveyed history within this little building. There are a few rooms with artifacts from each period that give one a visual example of the times. This is a must see if you are interested in history.

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Chicago, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This well organized museum shows some of Laredo's early history under 7 flags. Staged rooms gave you an idea of the lifestyle of the periods depicted. Good historical photos. Helpful and knowledgeable staff.

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McAllen, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Good place to start for a BRIEF run through of Laredo History. Admission is only $2 dollars and worth it. We spent about 45 minutes in the museum - which is an older adobe home from Old Laredo. The museum has some information to read in the one of four rooms; the other three rooms were occupied with period pieces... More 

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This tiny museum is a must see for anyone who wants to learn about Laredo, Tx. My son still loves to tell people that we have 7 flags - not 6 like the rest of Texas. The tour guide we had was dramatic and engaging for the children (we took a cub scout group).

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