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The Jewel in the Valley Crown!



McAllen is indeed the "Jewel in the Valley Crown." Fifty years ago, the lower Rio Grande Valley was a rural, agriculture based economy characterized by sporadic growth.

Today, the area is being transformed into a major international trade area by developing first-rate commercial, retail, office, industrial, medical, retirement and educational facilities. McAllen is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and one of the major cities of the Rio Grande Valley.
Over the last three decades, McAllen has transformed into the Valley's business, commerce and government leader. The city has become home to scores of national businesses and the center of most state and federal government operations in the Valley.

Cultural events, concerts, tourism and entertainment are plentiful in the city of palms.

The promotion of international and retail trade, tourism and manufacturing is among the most successful along the U.S.-Mexico Border.
Attractions

Historical



Archer Park

Located in the downtown district, Archer Park has long been a focal point of McAllen. Once home to the first public library, it is now the backdrop for many community events, such as Music after Hours in which various local bands play outdoors for the public.


Cine El Rey
 
This 1947 theater was designed by W.E. Crawford and once served as the “Mexican Theater.” The theater was the first to provide the Mexican community with films in their mother tongue.
The Historic Cine El Rey Theater in downtown McAllen offers a variety of entertainment, from classic films to live special performances; it is also a nightlife hot spot. Located at 311 S.

17th St.
(956) 971-9825


First United Methodist Church

The First Methodist Church sanctuary was built in 1909. This building has an official Historical Marker. The existing structure of the church is located on 221 Main Street.


International Museum of Art & Science

McAllen’s Museum is the city showplace for traveling art exhibits, showings from the museum’s own considerable collections, fascinating arts and crafts from the Mexican interior, and newly emerging “hands-on” exhibits on science and natural history.

Periodic lectures, seminars and special events round out an extensive program at the museum.

Located at 1900 Nolana and hours of operation

Monday: Closed / Tues. Wed. Frid. & Sat.: 9am to 5pm
Thur.: 9am to 8pm / Sun.: 1pm to 5pm
(956) 682-1564.
www.imasonline.org


La Placita

A cozy post office which carries a historical marker reminiscent of McAllen’s early days.

301 S. Main Street.
Mcallen, Tx 78501


Old Southern Pacific Railroad Depot

It opened for service in August 1927, and served as a passenger terminal until 1952. From 1953-1985 it was occupied by a number of public agencies, including the police department, jail and municipal court. It has since been restored by a group of attorneys where it now houses their law office. This building has a Texas Historical Commission Marker.


Nature


Quinta Mazatlan

This eight-acre estate is one of the largest remaining hacienda adobe homes in the state of Texas which was built in 1935.

La Quinta Mazatlan was purchased in 1968 by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shultz and later in 1998, the City of McAllen purchased the beautiful historic estate. It has since served as part of the World Birding Center network. Many special events and gatherings have been hosted at the estate, which has also provided the public an opportunity to enjoy the unique wildlife and vegetation that abound the property. Over 110 species of birds have been identified and over 150 different species of exotic trees, flowers, and plants can be found throughout the eight acres of native thicket.

Quinta Mazatlan is a distinct and unique part of the history of McAllen, Texas.

600 Sunset Avenue
McAllen, TX
(956)688-3370
www.mcallen.net/quinta/

 

Golfing



McAllen Country Club

McAllen Country Club was founded by in 1946. The club strives to provide the the community with a premiere private club in the Rio Grande Valley.
Recreational facilities include an eighteen hole golf course, golf pro shop, seven lighted hard surface tennis courts, tennis pro shop, swimming pool and snackbar/game facility, a 42,000 sq. ft clubhouse with member dining and banquet facilities, and a state of the art sports center.

615 Wichita Ave
Mcallen, TX 78503
(956) 631-1103
www.mcallencountryclub.com


Palmview Golf Course

One of the many fine public, golf courses in Hidalgo County.

Palm View Golf Course is a beautiful 18 hole championship golf course with a full service practice facility.

Our amenities include a 375 driving range with tees on both ends. Also we have a 10,000 square foot putting green and a short game practice
area. We sport a fleet of seventy new EZGO golf carts equipped with coolers.

A full service restaurant and pro shop cater to all your needs.
Call (956) 687-9591



Movie Theatres


Cinemark Hollywood USA
100 W. Nolana Loop
McAllen, TX
78504


Cinemark Movies 6
1800 S. 16th Street
McAllen, Tx
78501

Shopping

When it comes right down to it, many people who visit McAllen spend most of their leisure time shopping. That's not just true for the many visitors from all of Mexico who regard McAllen as the southernmost American city, and reserve their most serious shopping for their frequent visits to this retail dynamo. It's true for everyone. Because of a number of shoppers from Mexico, McAllen's retail variety and the quality and quantity of retail outlets, and the merchandise they offer, would do credit to a city several times McAllen's size. From the city's principal shopping center, La Plaza Mall, uniquely situated within walking distance of the airport terminal, to the bustling downtown area with many smaller shops that have been in the same location for years, to a whole new generation of retail construction to the east, and along 10th Street to the north, totaling to 40 retail shopping centers with a constant flow of incomers. McAllen's wealth of shopping is here for you to discover.


La Plaza Mall
2200 S. 10th street
McAllen, Tx 7850
(956) 972-5454


Palms Crossing Shopping Center

A new business development that has expanded the McAllen shopping experience. Its shops include DSW Shoes, Sports Authority, ULTA, Alfred Angelou Bridal Salon, and many others surround tasty restaurants as well.

3300 Expressway 83
McAllen, Tx 78501
(956) 972-5454


Restaurants


Bajio Mexican Grill
956-687-1222
5712 N. 10th St., Unit 100
McAllen, TX 78504

Bistro M
956-683-0027
2900 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
956-687-2005
3200 Expressway 83
McAllen, TX 78501

Blimpie Subs
956-454-6257
2825 Pecan Blvd., Ste. A
McAllen, TX 78501

Burger King
956-630-4594
1700 N. 23rd St.
McAllen, TX 78501

956-631-6461
304 Nolana
McAllen, TX 78504

956-687-4926
1101 S. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

Café Society
956-627-3662
3400 N. McColl Rd., Ste. A
McAllen, TX 78501

Carino’s Italian Grill
956-631-6400
421 E. Nolana
McAllen, TX 78504

Casa Del Taco
956-631-8193
1100 Houston
McAllen, TX 78501

Chaps Bar & Grill
(956) 316-2350
209 E. Baylor Ave
McAllen, TX 78504

Chick-Fil-A
(956)992-9027
7340 N. 10th
McAllen, TX

956-664-1994
1300 E. Jackson Ave.
McAllen, TX 78503-1610

Chili’s
956-971-0213
501 Expressway 83
McAllen, TX 78503

Chilli’s Grill & Bar #707
956-668-0326
521 E. Nolana
McAllen, TX 78504

Church’s Chicken
956-472-3542
2205 Nolana Ave.
McAllen, TX 78505

Cincin Bar and Grill
956-225-4793
400 Nolana Ave.
McAllen, TX 78504

City Café & Catering
956-682-8737
2901-H N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

Cornerstone Bar & Grill
956-661-0000
2702 Cornerstone Blvd.
Edinburg, TX 78539

Costa Messa Restaurant
956-618-5449
1621 N. 11th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

Country Pancake House
956-686-4232
809 Savannah Ave.
McAllen, TX 78503

Cracker Barrel
956-683-1874
3817 U.S. Expressway 83
McAllen, TX 78503

Dairy Queen
956-787-8770
208 N. Cage
Pharr, TX 78577

Dairy Queen Restaurant
956-631-9706
4101 N. 23rd St.
McAllen, TX 78504

Dejarvis Taco
956-566-7004
403 S. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

Delia’sTamales
956-630-3502
4800 23rd St., #5
McAllen, TX 78502

Denny’s
956-687-9511
P.O. Box 70
McAllen, TX 78505

El Pato Mexican Food
956-687-5227
1300 E. Tamarack
McAllen, TX 78501

956-682-1576
3019 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

956-618-2829
2035 N. 23rd
McAllen, TX 78501

El Pollo Loco
956-971-8314
601 Nolana
McAllen, TX 78504-3031

Embassy Suites Hotel
956-686-3000
1800 South Second Street
McAllen, TX 78503

Espana Mediterranean Cuisine
956-618-1178
701 N. Main St.
McAllen, TX 78501

Espi & T’s
956-686-7467
2101 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

Hayashi Hibachi
956-686-0500
5600 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

Holy Cow
956-928-0800
5011 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78504

House of China-North
956-631-0188
4008 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78504

Hungry Howie’s Pizza
956-972-1122
5000 N. 23rd St., Ste. A
McAllen, TX 78504

Ichiban Sushi Restaurant
956-994-9992
1303 S. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

Jason’s Deli
956-664-2199
4100 N. 2nd St., Suite 100
McAllen, TX 78504

Klement Grove & Country Store
(956) 682-2980
4508 N. Taylor Road

Koko’s Uptown
956-630-5656
6100 N. 10th
McAllen, TX 78504

Kumori
956-618-5677
400 Nolana, Suite E
McAllen, TX 78504

La Marina Restaurant
956-688-6375
7001 N. 10th St., Ste. A
McAllen, TX 78504

La Mexicana #3
956-994-1597
4300 N. 2nd St.
McAllen, TX 78504

La Pampa
956-687-5857
3300 N. McColl Rd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Legends Bar & Grill
956-664-0833
6500 N. 10th St., Ste. I-J
McAllen, TX 78504

Le Peep Resturant
956-661-9200
7700 N. 10th St., Ste. C
McAllen, TX 78504

Lone Star Bar-B-Q
(956) 585-2381
3619 N 10th St
McAllen, TX 78504

Los Cazadores de Vo
956-661-1717
5612 N. 10th St., Ste. 400
McAllen, TX 78504

Luby’s Cafeteria
956-928-1853
2200 S. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78503

Major Health Foods
956-687-7759
1001 S. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

Marble Slab Creamery
956-631-7915
4100 N. 2nd St., Ste. 300
McAllen, TX 78504-2472

Margarita Streets
956-618-5126
139 Nolana St.
McAllen, TX 78504

Martini Bar& Grill
956-631-1668
125 Nolana
McAllen, TX 78501

McDonald’s
956-702-4388
3700 Pecan
McAllen, TX 78501

956-687-4666
1901 S. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

956-631-2679
2800 Nolana Ave.
McAllen, TX 78504

Mimi’s Café
956-682-0893
3000 Expressway 83
McAllen, TX 78501

Morado’s Restaurant
956-631-3112
113 S. 17th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

Mr. Gatti’s
956-687-1537
4100 N. Col. Rowe, Suite 1000
McAllen, TX 78504

New York Pizzeria
956-739-7305
2024 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

Nutralicious Fast Food
(956) 686-0105
4600 W. Military Hwy

Olive Garden
956-618-9886
7812 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78504

956-618-1188
222 Expressway 83
McAllen, TX 78501

Outback Steakhouse
956-618-0577
1109 East Business 83
McAllen, TX 78501

Palenque Grill
956-994-8181
606 E. Expressway 83
McAllen, TX 78501

Peppers at Uptown
956-618-5533
4620 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78504

Peter Piper Pizza
956-682-5251
1620 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

PF Chang’s China Bistro
956-664-1516
3100 W. Expressway 83
McAllen, TX 78503

Pizza Hut
956-971-8282
739 W. Dove
McAllen, TX 78504

Pizza Patron
956-573-7777
2708 W. Nolana Ste. 240
McAllen, TX 78501

Quisqueya Bakery and Restaurant
956-627-3325
3503 N. Ware Rd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Ramos BBQ
956-386-1818
10801 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78504

Rancho El Charco/Boca Paila
956-581-1199
128 Palmshores
La Joya, TX 78560

Red Lobster Restaurant
956-687-7323
701 Expressway 83
McAllen, TX 78503

Remington Steakhouse
956-686-3000
Embassy Suites Hotel
McAllen, TX 78503

Renaissance Casa de Palmas
956-631-1101
101 N. Main
McAllen, TX 78501

Republic of the Rio Grande
956-994-8385
1411 South 10th Street
McAllen, TX 78501

RGV Pizza Hut
956-682-1521
2101 N. 23rd St.
McAllen, TX 78501

Romano’s Macaroni Grill
956-687-3500
3500 W. Expressway 83
McAllen, TX 78501

Sahadi Gourmet Imported Foods
956-682-3419
709 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

Santa Fe Steakhouse
956-630-2331
1918 S. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78503-5404

Shoney’s
956-682-8381
602 W. Expressway 83
McAllen, TX 78501

Subway Store
956-994-8710
3512 N. 23rd St.
McAllen, TX 78504

Sweet Temptations
956-630-0307
5401 N. 10th, Suite 111
McAllen, TX 78504

Taco Cabana
956-994-0916
1420 E. Expressway
McAllen, TX 78503

Taco Palenque
956-994-8950
1000 S. 10th St., N
McAllen, TX 78501

Taqueria la Mexicana
956-972-0224
3400 N. 23rd St.
McAllen, TX 78501

Taste of India
956-682-9888
2120 Nolana, Ste. A & B
McAllen, TX 78504

Thai Red Chili’s
956-683-0515
3507 N. Ware Rd.
McAllen, TX 78501

The Café Restaurant
956-984-7900
Four Points Hotel by Sheraton
McAllen, TX 78503

The Garden Room
956-686-2471
Holiday Inn Civic Center
McAllen, TX 78501

The Patio On Guerra
956-661-9100
116 S. 17th St.
McAllen, TX 78501

The Spanish Room
956-631-1101
101 N. Main
McAllen, TX 78501

Tony Roma’s
956-631-2121
2121 S. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78503

Traditions
956-581-2375
P.O. Box 1718

Venetian Fine Dining
956-631-7313
1126 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Wendy’s
956-687-7228
2716 Nolana St.
McAllen, TX 78501

Which Which Superior Sandwiches
956-687-9424
7700 N. 10th St., Ste. B
McAllen, TX 78504

Wing Stop
956-971-0220
1308 E. Expressway 83, Ste. B
McAllen, TX 78503-1604

Woodlands Comfort Food Grill
956-668-7625
6800 N. 10th St.
McAllen, TX 78504