Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, Brownsville

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  • I had no idea of the importance of this battle. In school, the Mexican-American war is offen glossed over and only mention the fact that many of the Generals of the Civil war got their experience here...  more »
  • We visited this park for our Cassin's sparrow target which we got, and also got a nice surprise with the Northern Bobwhite. They have a nice little gift shop as well as a really educational museum on ...  more »
  • We loved this park. there is no charge to visit and the young lady in the visitor center the day we were there was amazing, very knowledgeable regarding the park and history of the battle that took pl...  more »
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  • History at the tip of Texas. It's must be over 5 yrs since we last visited this park and to be honest this place has change quite a bit. We went for a walk with our dog and it was a very quiet and pleasant one. We went on a Sunday afternoon and the day was cloudy with a nice cool breeze. Summer can be a scorcher so if you visit in summer I would advise anybody to visit in late afternoon and don't forget to take plenty of water and sun block. This park is full of history so don't forget to take your camera or phone to take pictures. The park is free of charge and if you visit I'm sure you are going to like this nice and pleasant atmosphere. I give this place a two thumbs up for it was worth the visit.
  • The 15 minute video was very interesting and they can start it at any time. It's a small museum but they have a few artifacts to see and the info is short and concise. The ranger lady there 4/17 was knowledgeable and helpful, I enjoyed talking with her! There's lots of walking around the battlefield that you can do. My husband and I are big history buffs so we enjoyed the visit and we love the National Park Service as they're usually helpful and enjoy educating folks.
  • Loved it but watch out for snakes. We nearly stepped on a 5' Diamond Back near the battlefield overlook but that just increased the fun of our visit (we're Aussies & used to snakes). Before taking the walk go into the HQ & ask to see the video. Makes all what you'll see there much clearer. Nice display of artefacts & history in the HQ.
  • Small park, but very well done. Good and up to date exhibits. Very helpful personnel. Make sure to spend time in visitor center and see film while there, and at least walk out to overlook.
  • Had a really nice walk. Wish there was more to see about the actual war that took place. Although there were some of what I assume were antique cannons. Watch out for rattle snakes!
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