Top 10 Things to do in Los Fresnos, United States

April 11, 2018 Kelli Reichel

Los Fresnos (Spanish for "The Ash Trees") is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,542 at the 2010 census, up from 4,512 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville and the Matamoros–Brownsvilla metropolitan areas.
Restaurants in Los Fresnos

1. Gladys Porter Zoo

500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX 78520-7998 +1 956-546-7187
Excellent
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Good
29%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 442 reviews

Gladys Porter Zoo

Known to be one of the best zoos in the United States, open every day of the year.

Reviewed By dontlikesnow44 - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

We'd always heard that this zoo is really cool...but we never went. We live permanently in a city with two nice zoos and we thought "once you've seen one zoo, you've seen them all." Today we were looking for something different to do today and decided to reach into our bucket list and go to this zoo! We were so pleasantly surprised that we surprised ourselves! The entire presentation and environment is so different and well designed....there is a great deal of vegetation and natural environment in the entire zoo,which makes me honk it would be great to visit even on a very hot and humid day that is typical summer here in southern Texas. Today it was 70 degrees and a marvelous day to visit. We were imoressed with the array of viewing areas...many exhibits were viewable from all/many angles. This was obviously well designed and many animals have much bigger areas than most zoos and are not contained by bars but natural barriers. The more we saw the more imoressed we were. The only disappointment and surprise was that we had to pay $5 in order to park in handicapped parking...otherwise you park where everyone else does! Today was "Valentine Day" for the animals so many of them had received playful valentines today and had a good time exploring them and/or ripping them up! See attached pix of snake checking out his/her new gift!

2. Harley's Beer Garden

38960 Schafer Rd, Los Fresnos, TX 78566-4881 +1 956-233-4600
Excellent
90%
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5 based on 10 reviews

Harley's Beer Garden

Reviewed By BadgerMbTraveller - Steinbach, Canada

Went for a Sunday afternoon with some friends, and had a great time. This place is in the country, just outside of Bayview Tx. From the outside it may not look like much, but once inside, the true character comes alive. We arrived around 2:30, and the place was just starting to fill up, by 3:00 the place was full, and it was standing room only! The band started shortly after 3, and right away people were up dancing and having a good time. They sell Beer, Wine, and set-ups for those who bring their own hard liquor. The band was country, beer was cold, atmosphere was very friendly. Not sure when they shut down, but most people stayed till 6ish, or a little later. They also smoked some meat, and had a bunch of sides, that go with it, for all to enjoy, with a small donation being appreciated. Crowd is Winter Texans, on a mission! If you have the time, I suggest you give it a try for some fun times!

3. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site

Fm 511, off of FM 1847, Brownsville, TX +1 956-541-2785
Excellent
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4.5 based on 140 reviews

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site

The site of the first battle in the Mexican-American war in 1846.

Reviewed By Kathleen J - Sunnyvale, California

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 the idea of the shame surrounding the whole thing. Our ranger guide was kind and informative, and had interesting insights since he had grown up in the area. On a cloudy day, it's an excellent walk. Would be hot in summer as there's no shade.

4. Bobz World

36451 State Highway 100, 20 min west of South Padre Island, Los Fresnos, TX 78566-4653 +1 956-233-2353
Excellent
17%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
14%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 62 reviews

Bobz World

Arcade with 40+ games, 9 holes of Black Light Mini Golf, Black Light Mini Bowl, Bobz Journey(walk though 20 exhibits inside, then venture out to the jungle filled with dinosaurs, other sculpted animals, plants and waterfalls.) Largest outdoor laser tag in Texas. Cafe with Blue Bell Ice cream, food, and drinks

Reviewed By Andrena F

Cheap overly priced junk. Poor quality. Has some laser tag and games room for kids. We went looking for T-shirts to bring home most were a very poor quality but they are cheap

5. Little Graceland

701 W Ocean Blvd, Los Fresnos, TX 78566-3672 +1 956-233-5482
Excellent
52%
Good
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3.5 based on 6 reviews

Little Graceland

Reviewed By TexasMomTW - Hot Springs, Arkansas

The Little Graceland sign, with pictures of Elvis, the replica of the gates of Graceland,
the antique Lisa Marie-type car, and the miniature replica of Presley's boyhood home in
Tupelo, Mississippi caught our eye, so we had to stop at this unusual roadside
attraction. There we met a local retired teacher, Simon Vega, who served with Elvis Presley in the US Army in Germany from 1958 to 1960. Vega has since turned a part of his house into a museum he calls "Little Graceland". It looks like a shrine to Elvis, and is filled with pictures of Presley, some with Vega and his wife, and countless pieces of memorabilia displayed in glass cases or attached to the ceiling and walls of the museum. He has Presley collector plates, album covers, key chains, playing cards, dolls, clothing, jewelry, and even his own recording of a song he wrote to honor Presley. Simon Vega will give you a tour you will never forget! The museum is open from 10-4.

6. Resaca de la Palma State Park

1000 New Carmen Avenue, Brownsville, TX 78521 +1 956-350-2920
Excellent
54%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Resaca de la Palma State Park

Reviewed By Patrice C - San Antonio, Texas

This is the perfect place to come to...to watch birds and butterflies. There are colorful varieties and over 200 species that migrate through the Resaca de la Palma State Park. If you like walking trails, you'll love it here. There is 11.5 miles of naturalized trails. There are 'vistas' to be seen, stop at the decks and overlooks....bring the babies in the strollers and push them through God's green earth.
There is group indoor and out meeting facilities. Bring your bicycle and enjoy a ride or rent one of their's for a paved trail and some off road trails. Gift shop with snacks, walking sticks and unique gifts.

7. Children’s Museum of Brownsville

501 E Ringgold St, #5 Dean Porter Park, Brownsville, TX 78520-7983 +1 956-548-9300
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Children’s Museum of Brownsville

Reviewed By O9569CTmelissag - Brownsville, Texas

The Brownsville Children's museum is a great place for families with young children. Children can use their imagination playing in a restaurant, dentist office, on a farm, on a ship, in a weather studio and even with a giant chess set. My daughter, my neices and nephews could spend hours playing. If you want to pack a picnic, Dean Porter Park is right outside. For more adventure, Gladys Porter Zoo is a hop, skip, and jump away.

8. Sunrise Mall

2370 N Expressway Ste 1446, Brownsville, TX 78521-1230 +1 956-541-5302
Excellent
35%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 40 reviews

Sunrise Mall

Located just off Expressway 77 and Ruben M Torres, Sunrise Mall in Brownsville, TX, features over 100 shops and eateries including bebe, Gap, Justice, Crazy 8, Express, Sears, Belk, Coach, and Bealls.

Reviewed By Tony T G - Brownsville, Texas

Been to plenty of mall's around the country and I have to say for the size of the city it resides in, it's a nice mall with a nice assortment of essential stores, a built in Movie Complex, a generous Food Court with an actual upscale restaurant built into the mall. I may add that "Adolios" is stocked with a full bar and large screens to take a load off from shopping and catch up on sports while the misses continues her shopping spree. Let's not forget about the beautiful, signature, 2 tier, Carousel that's located in the food court.
Anchor stores include: Bealle's Dick's, Dillards, JCPenny's, and Sears.
In addition to everything going on inside the mall, the surrounding area has an additional shopping area full with other chain stores, some boutiques, and plenty of restaurants. It's definately worth a gander if your in the mood for shopping and dining!

9. 77 Flea Market

5955 N Expressway, Brownsville, TX 78520-9458 +1 956-546-5586
Excellent
17%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 17 reviews

77 Flea Market

Reviewed By Bonarrigo

Wonderful variety of things Free parking ,free entree and convenient location north of Brownfield. Vendors were very friendly. Worth going early in the morning Some booths in the open and can get hot.

10. Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau

650 Ruben Torres Sr Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520-9107 +1 956-546-3721
Excellent
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Stop by to learn more about the many things to see and do in Brownsville. While you're here you can purchase Brownsville souvenirs and pickup informational brochures and maps.

Reviewed By Patrice C - San Antonio, Texas

They have all of the information anyone could want regarding the Rio Grande Valley. Stop by and get info, phone numbers, web sites and discounts for lodging (motels, RV's and apts.), eatery (food), places to see and shop. Fishing, camping, resorts it is all here....MoreThank you for the great review Patrice! We're glad you were able to get all the information you needed. We hope you travel to Brownsville again soon.

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