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Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site

FM 511, off of FM 1847, Brownsville, TX
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Brownsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, National Parks, Cultural
Owner description: The site of the first battle in the Mexican-American war in 1846.
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Type: Battlefields, National Parks, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The site of the first battle in the Mexican-American war in 1846.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was a very interesting historical sight about the war with Mexico. It is best to go to the visitor center first to see the displays and watch the film about the battle. We enjoyed it very much. The information was layed out nicely was informative but not overwhelming. It was easy to read and follow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Typically forgotten by most people today, this historic US National Park is a real treat with wide open walking trails paved nicely. A historic place from the 1846 Mexican-American war, this battlefield is interesting and noteworthy. Great for visitors coming down to South Padre Island, TX.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the place is really nice. The have a lot to see. Inside they have videos and you can then walk the trail.

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McAllen, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Palo Alto is not well-known, even among locals; however, this is a fantastic historic site that is well-run and does justice to the important events that occurred here. The museum is very informative and the staff are truly knowledgeable, friendly, and hard-working. They have done a nice job with the site. Expect it to get hot (very) in the summer.... More 

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Olmito, Texas, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The museum is lovely and fairly new. It seems to be nicely run. I'm more familiar with the grounds. It is south Texas at it's finest. It's a place to see what Texas looked like before we all got here but do it from a road.

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Austin, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A nice historic battlefield. Good museum. Good walking tour of the battlefield. Connected to a nice walking and biking trail if you want to get your exercise on the way. Plan to spend an hour and a half to two hours here. It can be very hot and sunny on the trail, no shade. The museum and movie will give... More 

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Houston, Texas
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383 reviews 383 reviews
170 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Must admit didn't know about this place until a friend told me about it. Learned some new history. See the movie in the visitor's center. It was a hot day and there isn't much shade while out in the battlefield area. Might see some birds or flowering cactus.

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Naperville, Illinois
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166 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is out in the middle of nowhere, but this location had a great impact on the history of America. A beautiful visitor center with an informative movie and displays. There is a walk out to the actual battlefield, but there isn't a whole lot out there. Does make you realize how hard it would be to have fought here.

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Clovis, New Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We decided to visit this battlefield while in the area. It is an integral part of anyone who lives here in the southwest's history. A nice walking trail with info along the way. Stop in the visitors center and read a lot more.

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The Palo Alto site is all about the doubling of the size of the US--should be on every Americans bucket list. We took the guided tour to the battle grounds--very capable guide. The receptionist was also very knowledgeable and shared lots of interesting details. be sure to see the movie before taking the tour.

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