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The city of Pharr was established in 1909 and is named after a sugar farmer from Louisianna, Henry N. Pharr. Pharr is the center for production of winter vegetables, citrus and cotton. The city is Home to many Winter Texans who migrate south to enjoy the warm valley climate; our winter visitors enjoy the areas modern RV resorts and tourist-related activities.
Pharr is strategically located in the Rio Grande Valley, it is in close proximity to the large cities of the RGV and is also only minutes from the Mexico border.

Today, with a healthy economy and steady growth, Pharr is the hub of transportation for the region and a major gateway for NAFTA-oriented businesses.


Smitty’s Juke Box Museum

Smitty’s Juke Box Museum boasts an extraordinary collection of old juke boxes. The collection ranges from a wind-up Edison Victrola, to the first Wurlitzer Model P10 from 1934 and modern CD players.

116 West State
Pharr, Tx

Old Clock Museum
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Shawn have spent a lifetime collecting rare and wonderful clocks. Mr. Shawn, who is in his 80's, can still be found in his workshop next door every day. Plans are underway to relocate the Museum to downtown Pharr. Upon the renovation of the Texas Theater, a perfect setting for the clocks will be achieved. A private collection turned into the Ye Old Clock museum that consists of over 2,000 rare clocks from all over the world providing a unique, beautiful, and colorful collection. Some clocks date back as far as 1790. The Ye Old Clock Museum is one of only five such museums in the United States.

929 E. Preston St.
Pharr, Tx

St. Jude’s Catholic Church

St. Jude’s Catholic Church’s beautiful gardens offer a peaceful setting for quiet meditations. Gardens always open; 505 S. Ironwood.

The Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle

The Basilica of San Juan is an important part of the history of the Rio Grande Valley. It has been a site where people have come to see replica of the statue of the Virgen de San Juan de los Lago. A shrine was eventually built as the number of people coming to the church increased. The site was designated a National Shrine in 1998, and in 1999, it was designated as a Basilica, which gives it its present name of Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle - National Shrine



Williams Wildscapes

The mission of Williams Wildscapes is to preserve the native habitat of the Rio Grande Valley. This nature center gives its visitors a glimpse of what the Rio Grande Valley looked like before its rapid growth and development. The Wildscapes is an ideal location for birding and has been visited by many rare species of birds and butterflies.


Tierra Del Sol Golf Course

Tierra del Sol Golf Course includes an 18-hole course, pro shop, and driving range. The greens offer 3 sets of teeboxes that make for a fun but challenging golf experience.

700 E Hall Acres Rd
Pharr, TX 78577

Movie Theatres

Cinemark Movies 8

500 N Jackson Rd,
Pharr, TX
(956) 787-3259


Buck’s Pizza

6901 S Cage Blvd
Pharr, Tx
(956) 702-9001

Johnny's Bar-B-Q Pit
703 W Ferguson St
Pharr, TX
(956) 787-9263

Junction Café
11 S. Cage
Pharr, TX

La Mexicana Restaurant #2
709 West Hwy 83
Pharr, TX
(956) 787-7884

Los Martinez Mexican & Seafood
101 E Ferguson St
Pharr, TX
(956) 782-4244

500 N Jackson Rd
Pharr, TX
(956) 781-7717

Pizza Hut
1001 West St
Pharr, TX
(956) 787-1593

1201 S. Jackson, Suite #9
Pharr, TX

Red Robin
1315 W. Polk
Pharr, TX 78577

Rositas Restaurant
915 W Ferguson St
Pharr, TX
(956) 781-0900

Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ
209 W. Nolana Loop
Pharr, TX 78577

Star's Restaurant
1208 East Highway 83
Pharr, TX

'Vintage Tea Room' & 'Chic & Shabby'
4202 N. Jackson Road
Pharr, TX
(956) 664-8255