Welcome and Bienvinedos to Mission West RV Park, the ‘Star of South Texas’
Located just minutes from spectacular local attractions and bustling Mexican border towns, nestled within a copse of sprawling mesquite trees in the heart of Mission, Texas, lies a quiet, tranquil palm lined park, Mission West RV Park, known locally as the ‘Star of South Texas’.
Each year thousands of visitors are drawn to area attractions that are interesting, unusual and unexpected. Like Missions World Birding Center in Bentsen Rio Grande State Park. This is a 762 acre subtropical vegetation and Resaca woodland boasting over 300 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies.
Close by is the last operating hand-drawn ferry in existence, crossing a narrow ribbon of the Rio Grande River adjacent to the Birding Center. The ferry was first used in the 1740’s by Spanish explorers, then later by Texas Rangers chasing banditos and cattle stolen by rustlers.
Conversely, also along the gritty banks of the Rio Grande, is the La Lomita Chapel, the namesake for the present day city of Mission. Built over a century ago. It is now on the National registry of historic sites.
Football fan? Tom Landry, legendary coach of the Dallas Cowboys, was born here in Mission. View a breathtaking 50 foot mural of Mr. Landry and highlights of his life painted on the side of a local building by local artist Manuel Hinojosa.
Just south of Mission is Little Graceland, a privately owned museum adored by Elvis Presley fans everywhere. The museum owner served in the Army with Elvis in Germany and collected for display an impressive array of memorabilia including albums, photos, and posters. Were you aware that Elvis was a black belt in karate? Feeling vulnerable??
Meet Elvis’s karate instructor….right here at our park! Wayne Carmen will be here sometime during the season to teach adults self-defense using a cane. Check our calendar for times and dates.
Take a bus trip into Mexico. Full service agencies are available and the trips are first rate. For example, a 3 day/2 night trip to Monterrey will set you back approximately $200 per person. Monterrey is a modern industrial city, is the third largest city in Mexico and sports one of the worlds largest plazas, the Gran Plaza. Trip includes visits to over a dozen sites, and an informative tour of this very vibrant city.
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS ARE:
- Smittys Jukebox Museum
- International Museum of Art and Science
- Freddy Fender Museum
- The Jackson Street District (Harlingen)
- Iwo Jima Memorial and Museum
- Gladys Porter Zoo
There’s more of course – our local Chamber of Commerce can provide list of popular atrractions. All you need to do is…
But before you put foot to stirrup, start your day with a hearty breakfast at any one of the dozens of American restaurants that flourish in this region. For more exotic tastes you’ll find Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Jamacian and of course, Mexican – morning, noon, or night.
If you’ve never been to South Texas or the Rio Grande Valley before, you are in for a series of unexpected surprises, not only with our variety of wonderful local attractions, but with the food as well.
Your adventures begin here at Mission West Resort.
Let us be your portal to new explorations or enriching serenity.
Enjoy a cool soak in our pool or spa or spend a lazy afternoon in one of the dozens of Adirondack chairs found around the park with a book you may have found in one of two, well stocked libraries. Or do nothing at all.
Come and join us. Meet a great friendly staff who are ready to assist making you comfortable…meet new friends, re-new old acquaintances and be sure to come to our famous ‘Hamburger Night’ for the best burger in town!