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“Wonderful Museum and it's Free!”

Ranked #6 of 19 things to do in Harlingen
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Owner description: Recommended museum that traces the dramatic history of southern Texas.
Lower Rio Grande Valley, TX
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Wonderful Museum and it's Free!”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

This museum is filled with treasures. The old buildings transported there are only a small part. The really interesting collection is in the big buildings in the rear. There are also temporary exhibits inside the front building. Some of them can be quite unique.

Visited March 2012
2 Thank kelliepoodle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great little local museum”
Reviewed 26 November 2011

I love to check out museums in small towns to learn a little about the history of the area. This free (donations accepted) museum was one of the better ones I have been to during my travels. It has a few historical buildings you could walk through set up with old artifacts from the area. The buildings are air-conditioned too which is nice on a hot day. There was a house of the founder of Harlingen, the first hospital and a stagecoach rest stop. It'll take about an hour to walk through or a little longer if you like reading all the details about the displays. I would definitely go again.

Visited November 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great little museum....great price...free”
Reviewed 21 November 2010

We enjoyed the little museum... It's old and tired in a few of the exibit buildings. But it gives a nice historic review of the history of the area. Stop in and enjoy it.

5 Thank ernestoc94
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