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    Palo Alto Battlefield

    National Historical Park Texas

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Nearby Attractions

South Padre Island at dawn

South Padre Island at dawn

Brendajane (public domain)

Area Attractions
Brownsville, Texas is situated 20 miles from Gulf of Mexico and the South Padre Island tourist area. Brownsville also borders Mexico and the Mexican city of Matamoros.

Nearby Areas Of Historical Interest
Nearby Wildlife & Bird Watching
Other Points Of Interest
Historical Markers
A number of U.S.-Mexican War related historical markers can be found near the park. Monuments recognizing the Battle of Palo Alto are found at the intersection of FM 1847 and FM 511, near the battlefield. A few miles south of the park (between FM 802 and Price Road), several plaques commemorate the site of the Battle of Resaca de la Palma, on Paredes Line road.

A marker for Rancho Carricitos, the skirmish that began the war, is found on Highway 281, approximately 25 miles west of Brownsville. Perhaps most notably, the remains of Fort Texas, the 1846 U.S. outpost on the Rio Grande, are located on the bank of the river near the University of Texas at Brownsville.

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Did You Know?

Battle of Palo Alto

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park is the only unit of the National Park Service designated to focus on the war between the United States and Mexico.