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The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!
Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center
Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center

110 N Garcia St
Port Isabel, TX 78578   Directions

(956) 299-1957

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Get a hands-on experience with sea life while exploring the attractions at the Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center. While you're there, you'll get an opportunity to hold living starfish, hermit crabs, sea urchins, and snails. Be sure to learn about the role that the Sea Life Nature Center has played in coastal conservation and the welfare of the ocean's inhabitants.

Gladys Porter Zoo
Gladys Porter Zoo

500 E Ringgold St
Brownsville, TX 78520   Directions

(956) 546-2177

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Monkey around the Gladys Porter Zoo, where you can hang out with animals like gorillas, wallabies, rhinos, zebras, crocodiles, lions, kangaroos, and giraffes. The zoo's exhibits and attractions will lead you to far off lands like Asia, Africa, and Australia; while also showcasing wildlife here in the United States, and creatures of the ocean.

Gravity Adventure Park
Gravity Adventure Park

106 W Marlin St
South Padre Island, TX 78597   Directions

(956) 761-8588

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Born to fly? Head to Gravity Adventure Park and get in line for the Lone Star State's tallest bungee jump, the Bungee Grande; or try falling from the ground up on the reverse bungee ride, The Rocket.

The younger children are probably not tall enough to enjoy the thrills of these crazy bungee rides, but attractions like kiddie cars, Frog Hopper, and the Trampoline Thing should keep them occupied for a while. If you've got a little daredevil, send them on the Bungee Chico to experience a pint-sized version of bungee jumping.

McAllen Convention Center
McAllen Convention Center

700 Convention Center Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501   Directions

(956) 681-3800

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Check out an event at the city's multi-purpose entertainment venue, the McAllen Convention Center. The center hosts a little bit of everything, from hunting, home and craft expos, to sporting events, conferences, graduations, and concerts. Disturbed, Deadmau5, Air Supply, and The Temptations have played the venue.

Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark

100 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597   Directions

(956) 761-1160

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Be ready for some wet and wild fun at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. This South Padre Island destination offers thirteen water slides and a number of water attractions to cool you off in the Texas heat. Try your surfing skills on the Boogie Bahn, take a ride on the Rio Aventura, or hang out on Rio Beach - whatever you do, remember to use sunscreen.

State Farm Hidalgo Arena
State Farm Hidalgo Arena

2600 N 10th St
Hidalgo, TX 78557   Directions

(956) 843-6688

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Head to the State Farm Arena to see the RGV Killer Bees hockey team hit the ice, watch the basketball talents of the RGV Vipers, see a family event like Sesame Street Live, or catch your favorite musician in concert. Artists like George Strait, Luis Miguel, Janet Jackson, Elton John, Shakira, Brad Paisley, and Ricky Martin have all taken the stage at this entertainment venue.

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