Del Rio Things to Do

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  • 1. Whitehead Memorial Museum

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    Established in 1962 by a local ranching family, The Whitehead Memorial Museum ranks high for a community museum. Perhaps its greatest attraction is the grave of Judge Roy Bean, The Law West of the...

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  • 2. Whitehead Blacksmith

    One of the vary important people in any old west town was the blacksmith. He shoed the horses and made sure they wouldn't get injured and could take you from one place to another. This display shows...

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  • 3. Whitehead Trains

    Another mode of transportation that aided in the expansion into the west was the train. The museum celebrates the importance of trains in the history of the west with this replica train station and...

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  • 4. Lake Amistad

    Located just outside of Del Rio on HWY 90, this 67,000 acre lake is one of the biggest draws to Del Rio, and this part of Texas. Amistad Recreation Area attracts people internationally not just for...

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  • 5. Val Verde County Courthouse

    Del Rio is the county seat of Val Verde County and so it is home to the Val Verde County Courthouse. The Val Verde County Courthouse was built in 1887 using the Second Empire Style of architecture. It...

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  • 8. Whitehead: Log Cabin

    In the early days of Del Rio, the settlers lived in log cabins similar too this one. This log cabin is not original but was built by a Boy Scout Troop in 1924...

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  • 9. Whitehead: Judge Roy Bean

    They also have a replica (scaled down) of the Jersey Lilly which was the building where Judge Roy Bean dispensed justice, shot pool, and drank (sometimes at...

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  • 10. Whitehead: Old Perry Store

    One of the first exhibits on the right as you enter the museum grounds is the Old Perry Store which was a general store established in the early days of Del...

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  • 11. Whitehead: International Chapel

    Right next to the entrance to the Whitehead Memorial Museum is the International Chapel. The chapel is dedicated to the Spaniards who first brought Christianity...

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  • 12. Have your body in two countries at once

    When you cross over to Mexico, notice a plaque on the wall of the bridge overlooking the Rio Grande which indicates the cut off point for both Texas and Mexico....

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  • 13. Crossing to Mexico

    It takes only a few minutes to cross the border from Del Rio, Texas to get into Mexico. Especially if you jump on the back of truck as we did (note: there was a...

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  • 14. Crossing Into Mexico

    Del Rio is located on the Texas/Mexican border. One of the greatest traditions in south Texas is spending a night on the town in Mexico. Acuna is the...

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  • 15. For most of the last two...

    For most of the last two decades of the nineteenth century Roy Bean was the only judge operating across several hundred miles of south Texas, a position he was...

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  • 16. Whitehead: Prairie Dogs

    They also had several Prairie Dogs on site. Most of them seemed a little shy except this fellow who wanted to pose.

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  • 17. Whitehead: Birds

    There are some displays of birds on the site of the museum too, although I do not believe they are all from the area. Cockatiels are not indigenous to West...

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  • 18. Whitehead: Canal

    In 1871 a group of settlers dug canals to divert some water from San Felipe Springs and Creek to irrigate cropland. One of these old canals runs through the...

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  • 19. Whitehead: Military

    There is also a building on the grounds showing the history of the military in the area and honoring the contributions of the military past and present.

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  • 20. Whitehead: Dr Simon Rodriguez's Office

    This is a recreation of the office of Dr. Simon Rodriguez. He was the first Hispanic doctor in Del Rio arriving in 1925. He is reported to have delivered over...

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