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Museum of South Texas History

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lovely museum that presents the history of the Rio Grande Valley from geologic time to the present... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
greenjay1
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This museum puts on several craft type fairs each year. This one was the southwest cooking and... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
251rogera
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Prehistoric plants and animal fossils, native people and European colonization exhibits, and a steamboat replica are but a few of the fascinating displays to see at the Museum of South Texas History. This facility is ADA accessible.
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200 N Closner Blvd, Edinburg, TX 78541-3554
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely museum that presents the history of the Rio Grande Valley from geologic time to the present with a local perspective. It is easy to walk through the exhibits and flow through the events that have shaped this wonderful part of the world. The exhibits...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

This museum puts on several craft type fairs each year. This one was the southwest cooking and camping. They had a large number of things to see outside form pottery making to guns and cooking. There were places to eat the local stuff. Plus you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 251rogera
Reviewed March 3, 2019

I have visited this center several times. Always find things I missed. They have done several renovations and updates since my las t visit. Expect to spend a minimum of one hour.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shelley123_11
Reviewed December 11, 2018

A great introduction to South Texas History from dinosaurs to modern times with very detailed exhibits proving a good feel for the different time periods visited. One should also inquire about special events like the recent Pedir Posada - Fiesta de Noche Buena. What a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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PMorales13, Public Relations Manager at Museum of South Texas History, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! We hope you will return to another event at the museum.

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

If you're a history buff this is a great little museum to visit. Great historical artifacts and stories to read about the Mexican influence in Texas. I'd highly recommend it. Though, right now with the current construction of the new court house there may be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting! The museum gives the visitors a very accurate description and picture of what South Texas looked like a couple of hundred years ago

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank majorsp16
Reviewed August 13, 2018

It tells what past generations did so it could be what south Texas is today. It has lot of detail with actual samples of what people used and wore. It even has clothes to wear to take pictures of how people looked long time ago....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maria L
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Beautiful building in center of town. Some parking on premises but more across the street that is free. Inside is very well maintained. Displays start on the second floor which can be accessed by stairs or elevator. Nice timeline of settlement in south Texas. Staff...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Hazel M
Reviewed March 7, 2018

My wife and I visited this museum last week. There is a wide variety of artifacts that explain the history of Southern Texas. We learnt so much that it really surprised us. The jail exhibit is really interesting although the actual building is closed due...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank tazman572
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

I always enjoy a trip to this amazing museum. There is not a time I go and feel bored. The exhibits are amazing and full of history.

Date of experience: December 2017
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