Texas Tropical Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program


  • Palmito Ranch Battlefield, BrownsvillePalmito Ranch Battlefield, Brownsville
  • Laredo, Photo by Valerie D. Bates Laredo, Photo by Valerie D. Bates
  • Fort Brown, Photo by Curtis CravenFort Brown, Photo by Curtis Craven
  • Port Aransas, Photo by Valerie D. BatesPort Aransas, Photo by Valerie D. Bates

It is the intent of the Texas Tropical Trail Region Board of Directors to showcase the heritage, natural beauty, and diverse culture of South Texas for the benefit and enjoyment of Texans and travelers. To achieve this goal, the Board must first join hands with our tourism partners, community leaders, and state and local entities to identify, preserve, and interpret our natural, historical, and cultural resources.

Monthly meetings with educational presentations are the workshops to help make this goal a reality. These meetings are open to the public and feature the host community. You are invited to attend our monthly Partner Events held every 3rd Tuesday throughout our 20-county region.


Published quarterly, the Tropical Traveler newsletter is compiled by the Board of Directors and the Executive Director. The objective is to further promote the unique and beautiful heritage, culture, attractions, and nature tourism opportunities within our 20-county region.

Without the generous cooperation of our Partners in this region, we wouldn’t have a story to tell or a way to tell it, so we want you to know we appreciate this valuable partnership. Eleven times a year our board meets in a different location and brings with it an opportunity for host communities to show off their best and most unique features. And this newsletter will retell that story to a bigger audience!

To automatically receive a copy of this newsletter by email, contact us at and request to be added to our list.

View our latest newsletter (PDF)

Our Partners

We would like to thank our partners for their generous gifts to the Texas Tropical Trail Region!

  • Aransas Pass Chamber of CommerceTwo men shaking hands after making a donation
  • Marlett Bahn
  • Valerie Bates
  • Cameron County
  • Nancy Deviney
  • Edinburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Friends of the Fulton Mansion
  • Wanda Greenhill
  • George West Chamber of Commerce
  • Grace Armantrout Museum
  • Frances Isbell
  • King Ranch
  • Candice Motett
  • Museum of South Texas History
  • Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce
  • Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce
  • Raymondville Chamber of Commerce
  • Rio Grande Valley Museum Association
  • San Patricio County Historical Commission
  • Rick Stryker

Download a pledge card to contribute to the Texas Tropical Trail Region and become one of our partners!