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Learned things I didn't know

The visitors center has many exhibits that explain the battle and the Mexican American war. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lago Vista, Texas
Really neat place

This is a small visitor center with information about the Mexican American war. They have a number... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
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The site of the first battle in the Mexican-American war in 1846.
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Fm 511, off of FM 1847, Brownsville, TX
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitors center has many exhibits that explain the battle and the Mexican American war. There is also an interesting film. It was way too hot to actually tour the battlefield, however. The rangers have National park "passports" for the children that can be stamped...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a small visitor center with information about the Mexican American war. They have a number of interactive exhibits and information. They have a short 15 minute film explains the basics about what happened there. There is a trail with signage that you could...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Took my Girl Scouts! Had an informative walk looking for plant and native birds. Great information on Mexica America War. Great place to visit if you are a bird watcher. Great staff.

Thank starose198
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

The war of Mexico and U.S. was back in 1846. They battled it out for 2 years. I believe a treaty was signed and Mexico gave up parts of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. To know that it started here in Palo Alto (Brownsville)...More

1  Thank 671perlan
Reviewed April 9, 2018

This is one of those places you drive past alll the time and never stop but we did stop and really learned a lot about part of history that I never knew about. Not taxing with a cool museum to stop for the end of...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

A little difficult to find...they have moved the visitor center and it was not updated on our GPS. Interesting history. We didn't walk out to the battlefield site because it was raining.

Thank Jackie57
Reviewed March 24, 2018

For a short visit, I would highly recommend visiting Palo Alto Battlefield. It is very interesting, the customer service is excellent, and the facility is very well kept. To make things even better, visiting here is free. Only con I see, is that while this...More

1  Thank LuckyNumba13
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

I was very impressed with this little gem of a place. Very interesting historical site. I would highly recommend a visit here especially if you don’t know the history of Texas/Mexico/US borders. Learned a lot. Friendly staff and nicely kept facility.

1  Thank Tanya P
Reviewed March 9, 2018

This is a Mecican-American War battlefield. My brother and I found it particularly interesting because our great, great, great grandfather died in that war. We watche the 15 minute movie which gave a very good understanding of both sides of the issue. The exhibits were...More

Thank carpitt
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Did not know this about American history or Mexico history. This place is a most interesting place to visit that is easy to miss if not looking for it. You really don't have to be a history buff to learn and enjoy this part of...More

Thank Bill R
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April 9, 2016|
Response from Torte_Sue | Reviewed this property |
The Park Service has this on its website and we did see dogs on the trails Can I bring my dog along? Dogs are allowed in parking lots and on park trails as long as they are on a leash. Only service dogs are allowed inside... More