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...
April 18, 2014 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Discover the magnificence of birds, butterflies, and dragonflies on this guided walk as we investigate all things with wings. The interpretive walk is fun for all interests!
April 18, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Enjoy the stories about the home, families, architecture, gardens and forest. The adobe home was built in the 1930s and is recognized as one of the largest adobe homes in Texas.
April 19, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Discover the beautiful colors of the Valley...from birds to berries to butterflies...the challenge to count colors will be fun and educational! Take home your own colored tile!
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.