Nearby Attractions

A Long-billed Thrasher at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Texas, USA.
A Long-billed Thrasher at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. Palo Alto Battlefield is conveniently located near many natural and cultural resource sites.

Bill Bouton (public domain)

Points of Interest

Palo Alto Battlefield is located 20 miles from Gulf of Mexico and the South Padre Island tourist area. The park is also abour eight miles from the Mexican city of Matamoros. No matter your interests, you're bound to find something to you liking within a short drive of the park.

Historical Interests

Historic Brownsville Museum
Stillman House & Heritage Museum
Museo Casa Mata
Museums of Port Isabel
Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site

Nature Watching

Sabal Palm Sanctuary
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Other Points of Interest

Gladys Porter Zoo
Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Brownsville Parks & Recreation

Cement historical marker for the Battle of Palo Alto
The historical marker just outside the park is a popular spot for photos.


Historical Markers

You can find several Mexican War related markers near the park. Monuments recognizing the Battle of Palo Alto are found at the intersection of FM 1847 and FM 511. Several plaques commemorating the Battle of Resaca de la Palma can be found on Paredes Line road, a few miles south of the park.

A marker for Rancho Carricitos, the skirmish that began the war, is found on Highway 281, about 25 miles west of Brownsville. Perhaps most notably, the remnants of Fort Texas can be found on the bank of the river near the camp us of UTRGV.

Partners & Resources

Brownsville Convention and Visitors Bureau
Brownsville Chamber of Commerce
City of Brownsville

Last updated: June 15, 2018

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Mailing Address:

600 E. Harrison Street
Room 1006

Brownsville, TX 78520


(956) 541-2785 x333

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