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Whitehead Memorial Museum

Del Rio, TX
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Del Rio
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: A collection of historical buildings that is open for guided tours.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: A collection of historical buildings that is open for guided tours.

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Midland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in after going to the Val Verde winery. This is an interesting little museum about the history of Del Rio and the surrounding area presented in a series of displays that tell the stories of the area. There are some good and bad things here with the good outweighing the bad. This is well worth the time it takes... More 

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Yacolt, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A good look at early days life. We were the only ones there, late in the day. Liked the man at the entry desk. He was helpful about what there was to see.

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Uvalde, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Excellent museum depicting the history of Del Rio and Val Verde County. The county has a fascinating history and is a great place to explore.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The Whitehead Museum has managed to pack the local history into one enjoyable, learning experience. This isn't your big city, well funded, fancy type of place, but for those who are open-minded, and curious to the struggles, and hardships of those before us, an afternoon here is worth it. My daughter, father, and I enjoyed the self paced tour, and... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
9 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I enjoyed an early spring evening and authentic grilled steak pit dinner at the Whitehead Memorial. It's a neat, quirky museum and park in a residential neighborhood in Del Rio. Beautiful old trees, interesting cactus and local sculptures made for a unique and very comfortable setting for a large business cookout. The perimeter of the park is lined with outbuildings,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The Museum complex is really jam packed with building after building, its very eclectic. The building include fabrications of country store, post office, blacksmith, doctor's office, jail, nativity scene, museum, etc Plus you can have a wedding and reception in the center area. It was very interesting and fun; however very old and looks unkept in several areas. I wish... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The review before me says it all. This place is a dump but most of all it is a safety Hazard. I went upstairs of the store to see an exhibit and there was wasp inside there attacking us. The stairs itself feels like it is going to break because the wood is so old. The grounds was poorly maintained... More 

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Del Rio, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This place has so much potential but needs some help. Their displays need celaning and fixing and editing. We live in Del Rio and take out of town visitors there often. It's still an enjoyable place to go.

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Del Rio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

worthy of a visit, lots to see and it is a hiden gem of Del Rio.

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Camp Wood, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Interesting object, but a little run down. Great for the western Texas history buff.

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