Introduction to Alamo, Texas
Alamo, Texas, in Hidalgo county, is 6 miles E of McAllen, Texas and 119 miles S of Corpus Christi, Texas. The city is located in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metropolitan area. Alamo's population is 14,760.
The city of Alamo is located in the irrigated areas of southern Hidalgo County. It was officially incorporated in the year 1924. The community was named Alamo after the Alamo Land and Sugar Company, which established the city in 1909. Alamo is primarily a winter-resort area with abundant growth of citrus fruits and vegetables. It is also one of the Valley’s gateway’s to Mexico. Alamo has been nicknamed the "Land of Two Summers."
Alamo and nearby Attractions
- International Museum of Art & Science
- Mount Zion Church
- Alamo Arcaute Public Library
- Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park
- Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Alamo
The International Museum of Art & Science showcases exhibits of fine art and Latin American folk art. A visit to the Bicultural Museum may prove fruitful for those interested in learning more about the history of Weslaco and Rio Grande Valley. The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is another popular tourist haunts near the city. At the Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park one can enjoy camping, hiking, picnicking, boating and fishing.
Mc Allen Miller International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Alamo Higher Education
The South Texas Community College and The University of Texas-Pan American are close to the city.