Explore: The Tropical Trail Region
The Sabal palmetto forests, composed of beautiful fan palms once growing prolifically along miles of the Rio Grande River corridor, created a unique sub-tropical ecosystem, making it one of the most biologically diverse regions in Texas.
The King Ranch Museum is located in the Henrietta Memorial Center, a renovated ice factory c.1904. The museum features videos on the King Ranch, saddles from around the world, a collection of guns and the award winning photographic essay on life...
March 11, 2014 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Explore the wonders of McAllen's big backyard on a guided bird and nature walk along the half mile of nature trails through our thornforest surrounding the historic 1930s adobe mansion.
March 12, 2014 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Bentsen is a top destination for birders. Park Naturalists will lead you on a guided walk showing off some of the South Texas specialty birds like Altamira Oriole, Green Jay, Plain Chachalaca, Ringed Kingfisher & Great Kiskadee.
March 12, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Stroll through the gardens and forest while learning about the edible and medicinal plants of south Texas. Guests will be treated to a tea sampling in the grand hall of the historic home.
About the Tropical Trail Region
Located in the state’s southernmost region, the Texas Tropical Trail Region covers 20 counties, 23,000 square miles, and is home to 1.7 million residents. For over 200 miles in both directions, the Tropical Trail borders the nation of Mexico along the Border Byway and the Gulf of Mexico along the Gulf Coast Byway. The region boasts a variety of experiences including diverse cuisine, music, nature, history, culture, and architecture. Historic sites include battlegrounds, architecture, museums, lighthouses, and landmarks. For the adventurous, the region offers beachcombing, hiking, hunting, camping, golfing, boating, fishing, and a wide variety of water sports. Nature lovers can take in birding, wildlife preserves, ranches, sanctuaries, and wetlands. And the mild weather is perfect year-round for multicultural and historic events and festivals.
The Tropical Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.