Quinta Mazatlan

Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen: Hours, Address, Quinta Mazatlan Reviews: 4.5/5

Quinta Mazatlan
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Quinta Mazatlan is a historical Adobe mansion and nature and birding center located in McAllen, Texas. Our MissionThe urban sanctuary works to enrich people's lives by sharing knowledge about birds, plants, and environmental stewardship in South Texas.Our VisionQuinta Mazatlan, cherished locally and recognized internationally, is a sanctuary connecting people to the history, beauty and wonder of our natural world.
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BigDaddyWied
Houston, TX187 contributions
Sep 2021
We visited Quinta Mazatlan while we were in McAllen. There is a $3 per person entry fee, but it is well worth it. Read the history of the mansion and the grounds. It is exciting. The inside of the mansion/ house is well managed. Most of the rooms have fireplaces of different styles. The clamshell fireplace is fascinating. I love the substantial doors found throughout the house, especially the rough-hewn doors with some wear and tear on them. I made my wife pose in front of the dutch doors. You can exit the house through several doors to the courtyard with the pools. We spent some time walking the paths and looking at the foliage and animals, especially the birds. We ventured further, but it was close to 100 degrees, and we were not well prepared for outside activities.
Informative signs throughout the walking trails provide greater details about the foliage and fauna. Currently, the theme is heroes with - there are comic books, Marvel, and other heroes listed along with first responders, military, and health care workers. When we return, we will come when the weather is cooler.
Written September 3, 2021
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FlightNursetraveler
Staunton, VA187 contributions
Mar 2021
I spent around 3 hours at Quinta Mazatlan on a Sat morning. I walked from my hotel to the grounds-for reference I stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites. Very easy walk. While it was early spring and the trees were just starting to bud out-the grounds were lovely. Due to the migratory patterns of birds I glimpsed birds Id never seen before. The trails are cut through the native vegetation and the signs along the paths are educational and interesting. For kids and the kid in all of us, one of the trails currently features Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax." The book is presented along the course of the trail and I now see it in a new light-conservation mixed into the great imagination and rhymes of Dr.Seuss. Another highlight for me was the sculpture. Throughout the gardens/trails there are incredible lifelike sculptures of the native animals to the region. The house is a spectacular architectural and design treasure. If you are as obsessed with design elements as I am you will love this home. For $3.00 you can't beat the price. Would definitely go again.
Written March 26, 2021
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Stephen K
Corpus Christi, TX1,486 contributions
Oct 2021
The main house was beautiful as we expected, and the courtyard was perfect for a special occasion. But we did not not anticipate the paths outside the the main house to be as well done as they were. There are lots of sculptures of animals along the nature trail that would be fun for children to discover. Don't overlook this area - we almost did.
Written October 20, 2021
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bc1966
McKinney, TX25 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed our short escape to this lovely house and gardens. A pleasant and peaceful escape for a relaxing stroll. It’s a good idea to bring your bug spray, as you would anywhere else shaded and green like this in the valley. The sculptures of local wildlife sprinkled about with associated explanations were fun.
Written June 19, 2021
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Cheryl S
12 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We enjoyed hours walking the grounds. Highlights were seeing a number of chachalacas, red-winged blackbirds and green jays. It was disappointing not to see more butterflies (saw a few tiny butterflies), but I guess that has to do with the time of year. The bronze statues throughout were great replicas and info stones described the animals nicely.
Written March 5, 2020
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Art M
The Villages, FL136 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We went to the Hector Astroga. Wildlife photographer speaker series. It was a disaster. The room was too small and the sound system was terrible. They used a portable speaker the ruined the presentation. The TV was too low and half of the crowd could not see the whole screen. Where was the planning? Plenty of space in other rooms and use a better sound system. Shame on your management!
Written January 24, 2020
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Tom V
Augusta, GA210 contributions
Jan 2020
If you are looking for a place to walk and enjoy nature while you're in McAllen Texas, I would recommend the Quinta Mazatlan. There were plenty of trails to walk and a lot of nature to see. The home as well as the grounds are very well kept, lots of wildlife to see. Great place to pause and relax and slow the pace.
Written February 26, 2020
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jayo0556
Sugar Land, TX328 contributions
Mar 2021
We stopped by as they are part of the World Birding Center in the Rio Grande Valley. The grounds are very attractive and provide a great opportunity to observe local birds. We found the staff to be very helpful in guiding us where to go.
Written March 14, 2021
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surfercharlie
Glendive, MT824 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
This was really a different type of attraction. Its just a house, but its not really just a house. The grounds are just overgrown cacti, brMbles and thorn trees and bushes, but at the same time its so much more. This is a really difficult place to evaluate. I finally settled on 4 stars. It won't "wow" anyone. It is not amazing. However, it is quite interesting and definitely held my wife and my attention for over an hour. It is very evident this place is labor of love. A great deal of time and effort has gone into it. Cutting paths through the grounds had to be very difficult and complicated. They did a great job. The sculptures are cute. The learning areas are great. The main, adobe house is beautiful. I wish we would have been allowed to view more of it. This is a great way to spend an hour or two if you have the time. Not sure I would make it a destination, but it is very close to the airport and shopping mall.
Written January 7, 2022
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NF2013_13
Orlando, FL827 contributions
Feb 2022
We loved visiting Quina Mazatlan and were glad we found this gem. Since we were there in February, the grounds had additional accents for Valentines Day -- very nice. There were signs along the way informing you about certain trees, animals native to the area and those that are endangered. We also saw lots of colorful birds at one of the feeding stations. The home itself is beautiful and so well maintained. One can only imagine living here for 30 years!
Written March 22, 2022
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  • Tue - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM