Hidden Treasures
in Rio Grande Valley, TX

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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Bobz World Family Fun Center

(956) 233-2350

36451 TX-100
Los Fresnos, TX 78566   Directions Website

Bobz World is a family-owned business that offers a variety of fun activities and services. You can find the Nautical Gift Shop, Arcade, Black Light Mini Golf, Snack Shack, and Museum all in one place. The Black Light Mini Golf is in the Attraction Area towards the back of the store and arcade. It has nine holes for you to enjoy.

Besides Black Light Mini Golf, they have over 50 arcade games, Laser Tag, Black Light Mini Bowl, and Bobz Journey. They also have a cafe where you can grab delicious food such as pizza, burgers, nachos, and Blue Bell Ice Cream. Recently, they have added Pineapple Dole Whip to the menu. Their Gift Shop offers a variety of souvenirs, including seashells, wind chimes, and wall decorations. You can also find a vast collection of apparel, beach shoes, and toys.

Craft Social
Craft Social

(956) 467-0937

4400 N 23rd St 115, 125
McAllen, TX 78504   Directions Website

Craft Social is a craft studio that is locally owned and provides a creative experience for the community. The studio offers canvas, ceramic painting, and other D.I.Y. projects, such as creating custom bottle openers and tote bags. Rug tufting is also available, making Craft Social the first in the R.G.V. to offer this service.

Craft Social is a studio that welcomes anyone looking for a fun activity. It is perfect for enjoying time with friends and family or a solo creative escape. You can participate and have a great time regardless of your skill level. You can also arrange private events such as birthday parties, team bonding, and bachelorette parties. At the end of your visit, you will take home a unique craft you designed. So, let your creativity flow and have a blast at Craft Social.

Creasey's Bowl
Creasey's Bowl

(956) 428-1899

644 N Ed Carey Dr
Harlingen, TX 78550   Directions Website

Creasey's Bowl is a family-owned business that has been operating since 1964. They are dedicated to providing you and your family a fun and welcoming environment. The facility features a pool table, big-screen TVs to watch sports, and a space to socialize with friends or make new ones. With 300 reasons to visit, there is always something new to experience.

Joining a bowling league at Creasey's Bowl is an excellent way to have fun and compete against players of all ages. It's a fantastic opportunity to improve your bowling skills and make new friends. Creasey's Bowl offers handicap leagues to ensure that everyone has a fair chance to win, whether you're a beginner or an aspiring pro. Additionally, on Fridays and Saturdays, they offer Glow Lights for bowling. Come and enjoy the excitement of bowling at Creasey's Bowl.

Fl!p Circus
Fl!p Circus

(877) 829-7839

700 Vazquez Ln
Donna, TX 78537   Directions Website

Fl!p Circus is a thrilling new show that guarantees entertainment for the entire family. The show is under a genuine big top tent with a modern twist but a vintage feel. Your seat will be near the stage, providing a close and intimate experience with the performers.

The show promises non-stop laughter, and you can indulge in a classic sweet treat while enjoying it. Flip Circus takes pride in preserving the great American circus tradition, and one of its must-see acts is the balancing act - one of the world's most hazardous circus acts. You can witness the exhilarating sensation of defying gravity over 30 feet high - an absolute circus classic. So come and join Flip Circus under the tent and make unforgettable memories with your loved ones.

Fragile Planet Wildlife Park
Fragile Planet Wildlife Park

(956) 710-2025

34748 FM 2480
Los Fresnos, TX 78566   Directions Website

Are you excited for an unforgettable animal encounter? Join Wildlife Encounter Tours and get ready to have an up-close and personal experience with some of the most fascinating animals from across the globe. This tour is designed for animal lovers and nature enthusiasts, offering a unique opportunity to explore the rainforest floor and meet hundreds of poison dart frogs and other amphibians worldwide.

During this 1-1.5 hour tour, you'll have the chance to feed the otters and Fly River turtles and even meet some monkeys. Imagine seeing these fantastic creatures in their natural habitats and learning about their behaviors and habitats from experienced guides. This incredible experience is perfect for all ages and will surely be a highlight of your trip.

Incredibowl
Incredibowl

(956) 585-2041

2140 E Business Hwy 83
Mission, TX 78572   Directions Website

Are you looking for a great venue to host your next bowling party? Look no further than Incredibowl. This Family Entertainment Center has everything you need for a fun-filled day out. You'll have a blast with a whopping 24-lane bowling alley and many arcade games. If you're looking for some outdoor fun, Incredibowl has got you covered with a 60ft Adventure obstacle course and 5 station baseball/softball batting cages.

Incredibowl also offers delicious food that is perfect for snacking between games. Whether you're in the mood for a juicy burger or some crispy chicken tenders, they have something to satisfy every appetite. Incredibowl is an excellent choice for a fun and exciting day with friends and family. So plan your next event there and experience the thrill of bowling, arcade games, and outdoor activities all in one place.

The Bryan House
The Bryan House

(956) 616-1082

1113 E Mile 2
Mission, TX 78574   Directions Website

Are you looking for a place rich in history and character? Look no further - the Bryan House is perfect for your needs. Whether you need a venue for your bridal shower, Christmas party, small wedding, family reunion, meditation, heritage tour, or a place to rest your head, this historic gem will provide unforgettable memories.

Since its opening in May 2016, the Bryan House has hosted various events, including historical tours, educational workshops, festivals, murder mysteries, boutique weddings, birthday parties, photography shoots, corporate events, bed and breakfast accommodations, and farmers markets. They aim to create an environment that celebrates and fosters creativity, community, and history. Additionally, they want to support and highlight the area's talented small business owners, artists, farmers, and artisans, showcasing the best of South Texas.

The Library @ La Rioja
The Library @ La Rioja

(956) 801-2241

1135 E Washington St
Brownsville, TX 78520   Directions Website

The Library Bar in Downtown Brownsville is the ultimate destination for a great time. It offers a wide range of cocktails, spirits, and beer. The bartenders are skilled and knowledgeable and can whip up a drink that's sure to please. Whether you're looking for a happy hour or planning a night out with friends and family, this bar is perfect. They have live entertainment on weekends to keep you dancing and moving to the beat. And if you're a movie buff, you'll love their weekday movie nights, where you can relax and enjoy a good flick while sipping your favorite drink.

The bar has a laid-back lounge atmosphere, with a lovely living room space in the center. The bar's decor blends exposed brick and modern urban furniture, showcasing the building's rich historical past. You'll feel right at home in the cozy and welcoming environment. So, if you're looking for a spot to hang out with friends or planning a night out, The Library Bar is the perfect place to be. Visit them and see why they're the talk of the town.

Valley Nature Center
Valley Nature Center

(956) 969-2475

301 S Border Ave
Weslaco, TX 78596   Directions Website

The Valley Nature Center is a stunning six-acre park located in the Lower Rio Grande Valley area. It is home to a diverse range of native plants and animals. For over 35 years, the center has been actively transplanting plants from areas reserved for development to increase plant diversity, protect local species, and provide food and habitat for residents and migratory wildlife.

The park features a one-mile trail where visitors can stroll and explore various native plant species, including the Sabal Palm Grove, Arroyo Colorado Brush, the Barretal, Coastal Lomas, and the Chihuahuan Thorn Forest. In addition, visitors can observe different species of animals, such as Malachite and Pixie butterflies, Plain Chachalacas, Great Kiskadees, Buff-bellied Hummingbirds, Texas Tortoises, Eastern Cottontail Rabbits, and numerous lizard and amphibian species.

Veteran’s War Memorial of Texas
Veteran’s War Memorial of Texas

(956) 631-2511

3129 Galveston Ave
McAllen, TX 78501   Directions Website

The Hidalgo County Veterans War Memorial is a tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam. The Veterans War Memorial of Texas is constructing a black granite spire 105 feet tall, known as the "American Spire of Honor." This monumental structure represents honor, respect, and gratitude for all American military men and women who sacrificed their lives in this Nation's wars and conflicts.

The "American Spire of Honor" is intended to serve as a reminder that freedom comes at a significant cost and to showcase the unwavering commitment of Americans to the values of freedom and liberty for all. To become a Guardian of the "American Spire of Honor," individuals can add their names to the Guardian walls located beside the Spire. By doing so, they pledge their allegiance to the heroes of the past and to the principles that have made the United States a beacon of hope for the world.

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