Laredo, TX Tourist Attractions
Laredo (pop, 181,000) is a major United States - Mexico border. The towns diverse history has seen it serve under seven flags. Each year the town hosts a large Washington Birthday Celebration with a ten day fiesta with celebrations on both the Mexican and American sides of the border.
Republic of the Rio Grande Museum
The museum is housed in the building which was once the capitol building of the Republic of the Rio Grande. On display are a variety of historical items including weapons, saddles and pioneer household items.
San Ygnacio, Texas
This small town, the oldest in the county, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. San Ygnacio has one of the large collections of the sandstone structures built in the middle and late nineteenth century.
Washington's Birthday Celebration
The city puts on a lavish 10 day festival to celebrate Washington's birthday each year. Since he is regarded as the first leader of the Western Hemisphere the celebrations are also carried out on the Mexican side of the border.
Imaginarium of South Texas (formerly Laredo Children's Museum)
The museum features a variety of hands on, educational exhibits, with an emphasis on history and exploration.
Col Jose Antonio Zapata Museum, Zapata, Texas
The museum's collection includes Indian artifacts, furniture, clothing, photos and other items related to the history of the area.