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History lovers will want to visit the Historic Brownsville Museum, 641 E Madison, Brownsville, 956-548-1313. Located in the old Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, this museum features exhibits highlighting Brownsville's colorful past. You'll learn about its earliest military fort, the arrival of French teaching nuns, and how agricultural and ranching tools were used.
Another good stop in Brownsville is the Stillman House Museum, 1305 E Washington, 956-542-3929. Built in 1850, it was the home of Charles Stillman, who is considered the founder of Brownsville. Before leaving town you'll also want to drop by the Confederate Air Force Museum, 955 S Minnesota St, 956-541-8585. A visit here will give you a chance to see antique aircraft and military artifacts, and visit their gift shop and lounge.
Other interesting museums in the area are the McAllen International Museum, 1900 Nolana, McAllen, 956-682-1564; and the Hidalgo County Historical Museum, 121 E McIntyre, Edinburg, 956-383-6911. At the International Museum you'll see exhibits on arts and science, learn about the folk art of Mexico, and enjoy traveling exhibits featured throughout the year. A visit to the Hidalgo County Historical Museum will give you a chance to see exhibits on the Valley's unique history of Spanish, Mexican, Civil War, Native Americans, and early ranch life.
If you are traveling with children be sure and let them burn off some energy at the Children's Museum, at Dean Porter Park, 501 Ringgold St, 956-548-9300, where you'll find neat interactive exhibits like the Weather Station, the Construction Zone, and the Health Clinic. When you finish here head next door to the Costumes of the Americas Museum, 501 Ringgold St, 956-547-6890, to view a variety of neat rotating exhibits featuring the clothing of rich Victorian ladies, rough colonists, and Charras.
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