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Museums & Attractions

Gladys Porter Zoo

With 28 acres of lush tropical plants and some 1,600 animals, the Gladys Porter Zoo is known for its successes in breeding endangered species of wildlife.

Camille Playhouse

Camille Playhouse was created to stimulate interest in theatre by the presentation of plays and the development and application of the arts.

Laureles Ranch House Museum

It belonged to the founder of Brownsville, Charles Stillman.  Now, located in Linear Park, the restored home offers a rustic setting for parties & events.

Stillman House

The Stillman House Museum is among the oldest surviving structures in Brownsville.  The house seen today is the result of additions made by the Trevino family during their time in the house.  The original windows, shutters, and doors are still in place and the breezy courtyards enjoyed by the Stillman and Trevino families still offer a respite from the hot Texas sun.

Children's Museum of Brownsville

Discover,  learn and imagine! The museum offers hands-on creative and interactive exhibits, workshops and special events to children & families of the RGV.

Costumes of the Americas Museum

Rotating displays of over 600 indigenous costumes of the Western Hemisphere.

Historic Brownsville Museum

The museum details the events that led to the establishment of Brownsville and displays temporary exhibits that highlight topics related to local history.

Brownsville Museum of Fine Art

International and local exhibits, art education, cultural enrichment of the community and educational programs for children and adults.

Old City Cemetery

The Old City Cemetery was established in 1853 and is recognized as an outstanding historical landmark by the Texas Historical Commission.  It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Heritage Museum

Brownsville Heritage Museum portrays visual images of the historical evolution of the city and surrounding regions from discovery and exploration up to the first half of the 20th Century.

Events & Festivals

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Parks & Recreation

Brownsville Bike Barn

Find out how the earn-a-bike program works!

Three Angeles Park

Tres Angeles Park is in the backyard of the building at 8th St. and Tyler in Downtown, Brownsville.

Dean Porter Park

Visit Brownsville’s most intensely developed park!

Washington Park

Dedicated in 1850 , the land for this plaza was a gift to the City of Brownsville from the city’s founder, Charles Stillman.

Southern Pacific Linear Park

As you bike, run, or walk along the Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail you are following in the footsteps of a rich history.

Inclusion Caboose

It’s a kids library housed in a red, vintage, renovated caboose that houses hundreds of books!

Goverment Facilities

Brownsville Police Department

The BPD is committed to providing  proactive, professional and effective public safety and community service, employing integrity and fairness through community partnerships for the enhancement of the quality of life in the City of Brownsville.

Downtown Recreation Center

Hosts the Parks and Recreation Dept. offices, the VAC Community Youth Programs Center, the Teen Center, the fitness room, & offers recreational programs.

U.S. Federal Courthouse


Brownsville Community Resource Center

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Old Scale House Visitors Center

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Dancy Building

Former county courthouse built in 1912 in neoclassical style, with an ornate stained-glass dome.

Ringgold Civic Pavilion

Looking for a place to host your next event? From weddings and quinceañeras to conferences and meetings.

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