Brownsville (Texas)

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Brownsville is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. Brownsville is the 15th largest city in the state of Texas and the 129th largest in the U.S. The population was 139,722 at the 2000 census. Brownsville is the southernmost city in Texas.

Brownsville is the principal city of the Brownsville-Harlingen metropolitan area, which is part of the larger Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville combined statistical area.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Brownsville is served by Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport (IATA: BRO). [1]

By bus[edit]

Brownsville has long-haul coach service via Greyhound, and regional service via Valley Transit Company.

By car[edit]

  • US Highway 77/83 - a co-signed road that goes to Harlingen, where it splits into US 77 toward Houston and US 83 toward Laredo.
  • US Highway 281 - to Hidalgo County and then San Antonio.
  • Mexico's Federal Highway 180 is easily accessible across the Veterans International Bridge into Matamoros, Tamps., and leads to Tampico and eventually to Cancun.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

Brownsville Urban System [2] operates Monday through Saturday, 5:50AM–8:26PM (except on major holidays).

See[edit]

Architecture[edit]

  • International Bridge
  • Sabal Palm Audubon Center [3]
  • Old Federal Courthouse
  • Gorgas Science Foundation [4]
  • Galleria 409 [5]

City Beaches[edit]

Museums[edit]

  • Brownsville Historical Association BHS [6]
  • Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts [7]
  • Children's Museum of Brownsville [8]
  • Confederate Air Force-Rgv [9]
  • Historic Brownsville Museum [10]
  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park [11]

Zoo[edit]

  • Glady's Porter Zoo [12]

Do[edit]

Theater[edit]

  • The Camille Lightner Play [13]
  • Jacob Brown Auditorium [14]
  • The Arts Center [15]

Festivals[edit]

  • Charro Days Fiesta [16] This usually occurs the last week of February.
  • CineSol Film Festival
  • Sombrero Festival, [17]. Created to enhance the spirit of Charro Days, this festival usually occurs the last week of February.
  • Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival
  • Fourth of July Parade
  • Winter Break Parade

Golfing[edit]

  • Fort Brown Memorial Gulf Course
  • Brownsville Gold Course

Learn[edit]

  • University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College UTB/TSC [18]
  • South Texas Vocational Technical Institute [19]

Buy[edit]

Bookstore[edit]

  • BookBee [20]
  • Barnes & Noble University Bookstore
  • Waldenbooks
  • Rouge Comics

Mall[edit]

  • Sunrise Mall

Eat[edit]

Typically 15 percent is an acceptable tipping amount.

Restaurants[edit]

  • Mister Taco!

Drink[edit]

Bars, Pubs and Billiard Parlors[edit]

  • Shenanigan's Irish Pub & Grill
  • Stickman's Bar & Grill
  • Hurricanes [21]
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Rack Daddy's
  • Billiard Room
  • Phillies Americana
  • The Bar, located next to the old Hooters. The Best Bar in town.

Cafe[edit]

  • U-Mix Coffee & Juice Bar
  • 802 Café
  • Starbucks
  • Latus Café [22]
  • Kactus Café
  • New Courthouse Coffee Shop
  • Fina's Coffee Shop
  • International Coffee Shop
  • Rio Java Gourmet Coffee & Tea
  • Tunnel Café

Nightclubs[edit]

  • Karma Night Club [23]
  • EVOLUTION
  • Vertigo [24]
  • Club 151
  • Wink's Saloon, Grill & Roping Arena [25]

Gay & Lesbian[edit]

  • Valentinos Night Club [26]

Cabaret[edit]

  • Stilettos Cabaret [27]

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Palace Inn Motel East7364 South Padre Island Hwy +1 956 832-0202.

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

Student Housing[edit]

  • Village at Fort Brown [28]

Connect[edit]

In case of an emergency dial 911.

Cope[edit]

Consulates[edit]

Go next[edit]

Routes through Brownsville
Corpus Christi/LaredoHarlingen  N US 77.svgnoframe S  Aiga immigration.svg → becomes Carretera federal 180.svgMatamoros
San AntonioMcAllen  W US 281.svg E  END


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