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The McAllen Heritage Center

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Really Neat!

Very nice staff and knowledgeable - small building full of local history. Part of the fun was... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
Otis, Oregon
The place to learn local history.

Stopped by on a Wednesday afternoon. The woman who was there was very friendly and helpful. She put... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
San Antonio, Texas
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  • Average9%
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20 Nov 2018
“Really Neat!”
3 Sep 2018
“The place to learn local history. ”
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301 S Main St, McAllen, TX 78501-4806
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

Very nice staff and knowledgeable - small building full of local history. Part of the fun was walking here from my hotel as it is right in downtown and next to local businesses with flair of the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank traveleraroundplaces
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped by on a Wednesday afternoon. The woman who was there was very friendly and helpful. She put on several videos and even brought out some books for me to look at.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank timr518
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I arrived on March 2nd ready to learn more about this "little" Texas town. There were great artifacts and a movie that highlighted the first 100 years of the city. The staff were great and made me feel welcomed and were ready to answer questions....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank randall1025
Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you wish to learn about McAllen and the local area this is the definitive place to go. Great visuals and always someone around to assist.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank walkos1
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a wonderful place to take visitors. It has everything that you need to know about how McAllen came to be. It is a wonderful historical dedication to those that built this town. I took my kids and visiting family and have been several...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Madzech
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Nice little place with a lot of pictures and videos of the old valley. I went with my kid, they enjoy seeing how the valley look like when I was a little girl.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Mguar
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Enjoyed the many historical exhibits and murals in the museum. It's free of charge (although they do accept donations) and free parking back of the building. No food allowed and photographing anything requires approval.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Laura C
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Quick in and out ... nice displays, but seemed crowded. Easy access but parking can be a problem. There is parking across the street and on the street; but, Main Street in McAllen at the corner of Main and Hackberry is a major intersection and...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Steven H
Reviewed 18 January 2012

If you are a history buff head on down to this center. Very educational, tells many stories, and if you are a tourist that enjoys the historicle side of things then this is the place for you. My wife brought me here and I actually...More

Date of experience: January 2012
5  Thank mateo b
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21 December 2016|
Response from walkos1 | Reviewed this property |
No admission fee...hours: Wednesday-Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm... for more information go to their website, tripadvisor won't allow posting links...wonderful place to visit to learn about the history and culture of this... More