Weslaco, Texas, is different than other cities in the Rio Grande Valley. People come from all over South Texas to spend quality time in Weslaco. You'll find more than friendly people and a relaxed atmosphere. You'll discover great shopping, golf and the best way to get to Mexico for an afternoon adventure.
What began as a community and local government effort became a reality in 1997 when Weslaco was named a Texas Main Street City. With the ball already in motion, Weslaco and its main street businesses began the task of rehabilitating and revitalizing the downtown area.
A drive down Texas Boulevard evokes memories of the 1930's Spanish architecture that helped make Weslaco famous. Older establishments have returned to the stucco shapes and forms that many will remember. Even newer buildings are conforming to the style of years gone by. Housed within these buildings are merchants who care about the look and feel of Downtown Weslaco. They offer the same personalized service that has kept them in business for so many years.
Take the opportunity to dine at some of Weslaco's finest restaurants, shop for furniture, clothing, shoes, hardware goods, stationery and so much more, and don't forget to visit some of the most unique historic sites in Texas.
Tierra Santa Golf Club
7,100+yard championship course designed by GolfScape's Jeffrey D. Brauer, 1995's A.I.A. Architect of the Year, from Dallas, Texas. This 18-hole par 72 course was nominated by Golf Digest as the best, new affordable public course in the United States.
1901 Club De Amistad, Weslaco, approx. 4 miles south of Expressway 83 on Westgate Blvd.
Village Executive Golf Course
9 hole, par 31, Carts available
3300 S. International Blvd.
2 miles south of business 83 on FM 1015 (International Blvd.)
Banderas de Weslaco is a celebration of community that uplifts the American spirit, as well as the spirit of Weslaco. State flags are displayed in the order that the state entered the Union and are a diverse array of colors and symbols. Below each state flag is a plaque describing its symbolism.
Banderas de Weslaco is meant as a statement that Weslaco is going to be a leading community, not only in the region, but also in the State of Texas as a whole. Visitors and residents have an opportunity to see our history and a glimpse of what makes this country great.
Banderas de Weslaco is located at 205 W. Railroad St., in the Weslaco Business Visitors Center parking lot. For more information, contact the Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco at (956) 969-0838.
Discover Weslaco’s culture and history at the Weslaco Museum, housed with exhibits, historical collections, and archives. The Weslaco Museum, chartered in 1971, moved to its present location at 500 S. Texas in September 2008. Earlier artifacts were exhibited in a uniquely built stone and concrete house known as the World's Smallest Museum.
Relive history as you tour the museum’s permanent historical exhibits, which begin with the area’s Spanish colonization, through the arrival of the railroad in 1904, the founding of the City of Weslacoin 1919, on to the present.
In addition to its historical exhibits, the Weslaco Museumhas special art and other cultural exhibits in its exhibition hall, which change every two to three months. This adds another dimension to the original focus of the Weslaco Museum.
Programs and workshops are presented in connection with the exhibits and on other topics, which are publicized in advance of their presentation at the museum and through the media. You are invited to visit us again and again to enjoy the exhibits and programs.
The historical exhibits follow a timeline from the Spanish Colonial period to the present: Camp Llano Grande, Railroads and Irrigation, Excursion Parties, Agriculture, Homes, and Schools. There is a replica of a 1920’s kitchen, a turn of the century barber shop, photographs of the city’s early hotels, businesses, doctor’s offices, and much more.
Photographs, A special exhibit tells of the Fruit and Vegetable Style Show stat4ed from 1932 to 1952
There is theater memorabilia in its small theater that seats up to 25 people.
Early Bank Safe
The bank safe was used in the Guaranty State Bank, the first bank in Weslaco, established July 15, 1920. It was later used by the First National Bank until 1971. Mr. Robert McAllen donated the safe to the museum in 1974.
Iwo Jima Painting
Highlighting the Military Exhibit is the painting of the famous WWII flag-raising on Iwo Jima. It was donated by the U.S. Marine Corps as a tribute to Weslaconative-son Harlon H. Block, USMC, and the men of Weslacowho died in the service of their country.
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Members FREE; $3 adults, $2 senior citizens, $1 children 5-17; under age 5 free.
500 S. Texas Boulevard
Weslaco, Texas 78596
Located just seven miles south of Weslaco on Highway 1015 (International Blvd.) is Nuevo Progreso, Mexico. This quaint border town is quickly gaining popularity from all points in Texas for its friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Drive across the bridge or park and walk across. Spend a day in Nuevo Progreso and find authentic panchos, trinkets, and spanish-style décor. The city hosts a variety of restaurants featuring all your favorite Mexican dishes. Dia de Tourista is celebrated every year on March 21st in honor of its tourists. Stop by the U.S. Customs Office and pick up the "Know Before You Go" brochure to answer your questions about what you can bring back into the United States.