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Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site

Fm 511, off of FM 1847, Brownsville, TX
+1 956-541-2785
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Battlefield and Visitor's Center for the Mexican-American War of 1846

We visited this Battlefield on a warm breezy Sunday morning in January. Clear sky made for great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KSMeadowlark
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Topeka, Kansas
Very interesting

Very informative and interesting. The center is very clean and well taken care of as is the walk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mary B
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Vancouver, Canada
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The site of the first battle in the Mexican-American war in 1846.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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“american war” (28 reviews)
“minute film” (5 reviews)
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Fm 511, off of FM 1847, Brownsville, TX
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"nice path"
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"military leaders"
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"great historical site"
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"nice overview"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this Battlefield on a warm breezy Sunday morning in January. Clear sky made for great viewing of the battlefield. Since this is a National Historic Battlefield, there is no fee for entrance. The Visitor Center is very educational with a 20 minute video...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very informative and interesting. The center is very clean and well taken care of as is the walk through the battlefield.

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well-organized, well-laid-out walking path to the Mexican and the U.S. lines in this battle. I was moved by standing on the spot where this happened. Interesting presentation and display. The fact that no one seems to remember studying this war in high school lends to...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We happened upon this site while driving and decided to turn around and check it out. Glad we did. We learned a lot about the history of this part of the country. Daryl, the person at the desk was very knowledgeable, and he is not...More

1  Thank Carl W
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This is the site of the first Battle of the Mexican American War. It’s cool to be able to try to visualize how it occurred

Thank Chad W
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Had a very nice visit. Guide was very informative and friendly. Provides nice overview of historical events. And it's FREE. Highly recommend.

Thank Jeffrey S
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I am not interested in battlefields per se, but since this is the only historical park about The Mexican American War of 1846, I was interested. The museum has a very informative 15 minute film, interesting displays from the perspective of both the Mexican Army...More

1  Thank capitollover
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This historical site preserves the history of May 8, 1846, when US and Mexican troops clashed on this prairie. Very nice displays in the Visitors Center, along with a historical documentary film, and extremely nice paths throughout the battlefield with great signage with the opportunity...More

Thank Napunani
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

This battlefield site commemorates the Mexican American War. The visitor center has a good video, several displays, and friendly staff to tell you about the events during the war. We didn't know that much about the war, so it was interesting to see how the...More

Thank CKT808
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We were in the area and made a stop. Our kids are at an age that the 15-min video wasn’t a good idea. But we heard good things about it. We walked out on the trails. There is information about the battle all along the...More

Thank Monique G
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The Park Service has this on its website and we did see dogs on the trails Can I bring my dog along? Dogs are allowed in parking lots and on park trails as long as they are on a leash. Only service dogs are allowed inside... More
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