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Brownsville

4.3
Zoos · Battlefields · State Parks

Popular things to do in Brownsville

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Zoo
Gladys Porter Zoo
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Battlefield
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
Sabal Palm Sanctuary
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. It is the sixteenth most populous city in the state of Texas, with a population at the 2010 census of 175,023 and an estimated population in 2014 of 183,046. It is located at the southernmost tip of Texas, on the northern bank of the Rio Grande, directly north and across the border from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.The 2014 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the Brownsville-Harlingen metropolitan area population at 420,392, making it the ninth most populous metropolitan area in the state of Texas. In addition, the international Matamoros–Brownsville Metropolitan Area was estimated to have a population of 1,136,995.Brownsville has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation, and is frequently cited as having the highest percentage of residents below the federal poverty level out of all cities in the nation.Nonetheless, the Brownsville urban area is one of the fastest growing in the United States. The city's population dramatically increased after it experienced a boom in the steel industry during the first decade of the 1900s, when steel output tripled. In recent times, the Port of Brownsville has become a major economic hub for South Texas, where shipments arrive from other parts of the United States, from Mexico, and from around the world. Make Brownsville central to your United States travel plans using our United States trip itinerary site.

Side trips from Brownsville

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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Port Isabel
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching South Padre Island
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Brownsville

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Spa
The Carriage House Day Spa
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Cemetery
Old City Cemetery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Resaca de la Palma State Park
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Stillman House Museum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Brownsville

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Specialty Museum
Children’s Museum of Brownsville
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Historic Brownsville Museum
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
3.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Brownsville

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Flea Market
77 Flea Market
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
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Shopping Mall
Sunrise Mall
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Brownsville

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Battlefield
Palmito Ranch Battlefield
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Battlefield
Fort Brown
2.2
Duration: 2 hours

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