Points of Interest

The Laguna Madre area including Port Isabel and South Padre Island is renowned for its excellent sea food, art, nightlife and culture. There are so many wonderful sights and sounds to behold throughout the Rio Grande Valley; whether it be for business or pleasure...; We've put together a list of local businesses, organizations, and other points of interest for your convenience.

Port Isabel / South Padre Island

CLAYTONS BEACH BAR & GRILL

Street: 6900 Padre Island Blvd
City: South Padre Island
Phone: 956-761-2344

GALAXY BOWLING CENTER

Street: 3451 Pablo Kisel Blvd
City: Brownsville
Postcode: 78526
Phone: 956-350-5252

Website: http://www.galaxybowlingcenter.com
Business Days:  Monday - Closed Tuesday - Thursday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am Saturday 12 noon - 2:00 am Sunday 12 noon - midnight

LOUIES BACKYARD

Street: 2305 Laguna Blvd
City: South Padre Island
Phone: 956-761-6406

DOUBLEDAY SPORT BAR

Street: 402 W Hwy 100
City: Port Isabel
Phone: 956-943-4992

ISLAND CINEMA

Street: 700 Padre Blvd.
City: South Padre Island
Postcode: 78597
Phone: 956-761-7828
Website: Movie Listings

WANNA-WANNA BEACH BAR AND GRILL

Street: 5100 Gulf Blvd
City: South Padre Island
Phone: 956-761-7677

Chapel by the Sea

Street: Isla Blanca ParkCity: South Padre Island
Phone: 956-761-5636Website: 
Chapel By The Sea is a non denominational place of worship on South Padre Island, Texas. Sunday Service at 9:30 am.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
Street: 310 South Tarnava StreetCity: Port Isabel
Postcode: 78578
Phone: 956-943-1844

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
Street: 1730 Hwy 100
City: Port Isabel
Phone: 956-943-2054

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Street: 101 West Adams Street
City: Port IsabelPostcode: 78578
Phone: 956-943-2485

FISHERS OF MEN LUTHERAN CHURCH
Street: 603 S TarnavaCity: Port Isabel
Phone: 956-943-2005
The purpose of this congregation shall be to seek the honor and glory of God, to carry out His will to manifest the unity of our faith in Jesus Christ as God and Savior, to spread the kingdom of God and to foster Christian fellowship and love, by preaching of the Word of God, by the administration of the Sacraments, and by the religious instruction of all it's members according to the confessional standard of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (Article III)

ISLAND BAPTIST CHURCH
Street: 107 West Mesquite Street
City: South Padre Island Postcode: 78597
Phone: 956-761-5029
8:15 am  Traditional Service
9:30 am  Sunday School 
10:45 am  Contemporary Service

KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVA'S WITNESS
Street: 301 W. MonroeCity: Port Isabel
Phone: 956-943-5962

LIGHTHOUSE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Street: 110 Port RoadCity: Port Isabel
Postcode: 78578
Phone: 956-943-5372

OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA
Street: 705 South Longoria Street
City: Port IsabelPostcode: 78578
Phone: 956-943-1297

ST. ANDREWS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Street: 1022 North Yturria Street
City: Port IsabelPostcode: 78578
Phone: 956-943-1962

HISTORIC BROWNSVILLE MUSEUM

Street: 641 E. Madison Street
City: Brownsville
Phone: 956-548-1313

The Historic Brownsville Museum Association opened in 1986 and houses a variety of exhibits that interpret events from Brownsville's history. Built in 1928, the building is an example of Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture. The building has received a Texas Historical Marker and a listing on the National Register of Historic Places. A feature exhibit is a Baldwin wood-burning, narrow gauge railroad locomotive, the last one in the world of its kind.

PALO ALTO BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL PARK

Street: 1623 Central Boulevard, suite 213
City: Brownsville
Phone: 956-541-2785

First Battle of the U.S.-Mexican War. On May 8, 1846 troops of the United States and Mexico clashed on the prairie of Palo Alto. The battle was the first in a two-year long conflict that changed the map of North America.

PORT ISABEL LIGHTHOUSE STATE HISTORICAL SITE

Street: 421 East Queen Isabella Blvd
City: Port Isabel
Phone: 800-527-6102

Built 1853, remained in use unitel 1905. Always a popular subject with photographers. Visitors may climb spiral staircase to the top, overlooking the coastal plain, with fine view across Laguna Madre to South Padre Island.

IWO JIMA MEMORIA & MUSEUM

Street: 320 Iwo Jima Blvd.
City: Harlingen
Phone: 956-412-2207

This is the original sculpture used in casting the famous bronzed Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington, VA. depicting the raising of the US flag over Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945, during World War II. It is over 100 feet high and weighs 130 tons. It was given to the Marine Military Academy 1981.

A WWII museum located across the street from the statue displays many artifacts from that era and the more recent battles of "Desert Storm." Also be sure to see the 30 minute video show of the "Battle for Iwo Jima" and a photo area representing veterans of that battle.

PORT ISABEL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Street: 317 E. Railroad Ave
City: Port Isabel
Phone: 956-943-7602

Port Isabel Historical Museum is a state-of-the-art facility located in the Champion Building. Built in 1899 as a dry goods store and residence, it now houses two exhibit levels, a theater, gift shop and one of the largest collections of Mexican artifacts from the U.S.-Mexican War.

 

PORT ISABEL HIGH SCHOOL

Street: 18001 HWY 100
City: Port Isabel
Postcode: 78578
Phone: 956-943-0030

Tarpon Philosophy: To provide a well-rounded athletic program with opportunities for all students to participate in the sport of their choice. Our student athletes will learn the importance of academic achievement as a prerequiste to athletic competition. Our program will also develop a value for hard work, and the personal qualities of self-control, self-confidence, self-discipline, dedication, leadership, loyalty, good sportsmanship and respect for others.

VALLEY RACE PARK

Street: 2601 S. Ed Carey Drive
City: Harlingen
Postcode: 78552
Phone: 956-412-7223

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND GOLF COURSE

Street: 1 Golf House Rd
City: Laguna Vista
Phone: 866-943-3622

Around every bend, after every hole at South Padre Island Golf Club, you will find reasons our golf course is one of the finest in the Rio Grande Valley. Enveloped by nature, the course at South Padre Island Golf Club is truly an oasis. Contact us today for information about our golf vacation packages or to reserve your tee time at The Valley's premiere golf club.

 

 

WELCOME HOME RGV

Street: 221 Nolana, Suite A
City: McAllen
Phone: 956-687-5115

WINTER TEXAN INFO

The Winter Texan Connection is a resource to help you plan your daily activities and help you find things to do and places to go outside of the park communities. We have information regarding Restaurants, Movies, Museums, Nature and Birding Centers, Veterans & Service Organizations, Lodges, and more

WINTER TEXAN HOME SALES

Street: 602 N Victoria Rd
City: Donna
Phone: 956-782-3587

Winter Texan Homes Sales lists park models all the way to spacious double wides throughout the Texas Rio Grande Valley. We serve from South Padre Island, all the way to La Joya... We are here to help you whether you are looking to buy or sell your home.

WINTER TEXAN TELEVISION

Lost Planet Media startedWinterTexansOnline.com in 1997 and today, with over 1,200 pages and 2,000 articles about Texas, reaches over 300,000 unique visitors a year.

 

 

BLACK BEARDS RESTURANT

Street: 103 E Saturn Ln
City: South Padre Island
Phone: 956-761-2962

Since 1978, Blackbeards' has delighted South Padre Island guests and residents with their great sandwiches, steak burgers, famous fried seafood platters, specialty gulf shrimp and fish dishes. All of our dishes are prepared with the unique culinary influence found nowhere else but along the gulf of Mexico.

DIRTY AL'S

Street: 1 Padre Blvd
City: South Padre Island
Phone: 956-761-4901

 

LOUIES BACKYARD

Street: 2305 Laguna Blvd
City: South Padre Island
Phone: 956-761-6406

 

PADRE ISLAND BREWING COMPANY

Street: 3400 Padre Blvd
City: South Padre Island
Phone: 956-761-9585


SEA RANCH

Street: 1 Padre Blvd
City: South Padre Island
Phone: 956-761-1314

 

CLAYTONS BEACH BAR & GRILL

Street: 6900 Padre Island Blvd
City: South Padre Island
Phone: 956-761-2344

 

DOUBLEDAY SPORT BAR

Street: 402 W Hwy 100
City: Port Isabel
Phone: 956-943-4992

 

MARCELLO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & LIGHTHOUSE PUB

Street: 110 North Tarnava Street
City: Port Isabel
Phone: 956-943-7611
Sincee the early fifties, the Old Lighthouse Grocery has been a landmark in downtown Port Isabel. The building has withstood the storms and hurricanes that occasionally swept in from the Gulf of Mexico. Vicente “Chente” Gonzales sold the Lighthouse Grocery to Manuela Stevenson in 1988.

Retaining the original sound construction, she enhanced the outside with the decorative awnings and landscaped the small plot between the building and Queen Isabella Boulevard. Inside, imaginative décor transports clientele to a gentle Italian Mediterranean world of excellent cuisine, courteous service, and tempting libations.

PELICAN STATION

Street: 201 S. Garcia St.
City: Port Isabel
Phone: 956-943-3344

 

YUMMIES BISTRO

Street: 700 Padre Blvd
City: South Padre Island
Phone: 956-761-2526

 

DUVE WELLNESS CENTER AND NATURAL LIVING SHOPPE

Street: 201 West Queen Isabella Blvd
City: Port Isabel
Postcode: 78578
Phone: 956-943-2300
Dr. Susan Duvé established her clinical practice in 1995.  She was inspired to redesign & relocate to the beautiful South Padre Island and Port Isabel, TX region on the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.  Bringing two great concepts together, a holistic health practice and an organic health food shoppe complete with Oxygen Bar, Herb Bar, Organic Tower Garden, Medicinal Teas, Gluten Free Foods, and many unique wellness products in now home to Duvé Wellness Center & Natural LIVING Shoppe.
 
This center is a culmination of practices that are effective, evidence based modalities performed in a healing environment rich with technology and traditional chiropractic and ancient eastern philolosophy.  
From physical motion oriented therapies like chiropractic, hot stone massage, intersegmental traction and kinetic taping to quantum physics based biofeedback, acupuncture, herbology, whole food supplements, detoxification therapy, natural weight management, natural hormone balance and homeopathy.  

VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER - BROWNSVILLE

Street: 1040 West Jefferson
City: Brownsville
Postcode: 78520
Phone: 956-698-5400

The key to all we do at Valley Baptist is people. It is the employees, physicians and volunteers that are at the heart of healthcare at Valley Baptist-Brownsville, and this past year they have continued to be recognized for their work. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, the staff at Valley Baptist was recognized by the American Heart Association with the Triple Crown Award for the treatment of congestive heart failure, heart attack and stroke. Because 2009 was our third year to win this prestigious honor, we received the Gold Award. 

VALLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Street: 100A E. Alton Gloor Blvd
City: Brownsville
Postcode: 78526
Phone: 956-350-7000
Website: Valley Regional

Founded as Valley Community Hospital in 1975, Valley Regional Medical Center proudly serves Brownsville and the surrounding communities. Valley Regional is committed to providing the best health care for the residents in the Rio Grande Valley.

Valley Regional Medical Center is a 214 Licensed Bed Facility with over 200 physicians representing over 25 specialties; Valley Regional Medical Center is a leader in a vast array of high quality inpatient and outpatient programs and services, including:

  • 24 Hour Level III Trauma Emergency Department
  • Cardiology
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Imaging
  • Women’s Services
  • Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Wound Care Center

Innovation and an unwavering commitment to patient care are the cornerstones of our hospital. Valley Regional Medical Center; treating you as family.

PORT ISABEL HEALTH CLINIC

Street: 202 2nd Street
City: Port Isabel
Postcode: 78578
Phone: 956-943-1774
Business Days:
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

VALLEY BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER - HARLINGEN

Street: 2101 Pease Street
City: Harlingen
Postcode: 78550
Phone: 956-389-1100

Welcome to Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. With over 2,000 employees and 390 members of the medical staff, our goal is to offer our patients excellent service in a Christian environment. 

Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen is actively involved in training the next generation of physicians through its teaching partnership with the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC), a subsidiary of the renowned University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. As a teaching hospital, our faculty physicians train medical students in the 3rd and 4th years of medical school and they train residents in the specialties of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine.

We are very proud of our expanded relationship with the Veterans Administration (VA), which allows the men and women who served our country to stay in the Valley for most of their health care needs rather than traveling to San Antonio. 

From our humble beginning in 1925, Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen has grown to serve the expanding population in the Rio Grande Valley while staying true to our Christian mission.

LAGUNA MADRE CHIROPRACTIC

Street: 402 Garcia Street
City: Port Isabel
Postcode: 78578
Phone: 956-943-9943

PORT ISABEL LIGHTHOUSE SQUARE

Street: 702 Champion Ave.
City: Port Isabel
Postcode: 78578

Shopping attractions include:

Art Sea Gallery & Goods

Designer Consigner

Will & Jack's Burger Shack

Mercado

Coastal Winds

Virginia's Salon

Rusty Pelican

Davey Jones Ice Cream


RIO GRANDE VALLEY PREMIUM OUTLETS

Street: 5001 East Expressway 83
City: Mercedes
Postcode: 78570
Phone: 956-565-3900
Website: Premium Outlets

 

 

DOLPHIN RESEARCH & SEALIFE NATURE CENTER

Street: 110 N Garcia Street
City: Port Isabel
Postcode: 78578
Phone: 956-299-1957

Dolphin Tours - Sealife Center - Field Trips

SANTA ANA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Street: 3325 Green Jay Rd.
City: Alamo
Postcode: 78516
Phone: 956-784-7500
Website: Santa Ana NWR

Trails & Wildlife Drive, Rope Bridge, Fire Tower Observation Deck, Nature Tram, Canoe Tours

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND BIRDING & NATURE CENTER

Street: 6801 Padre Blvd
City: South Padre Island
Postcode: 78597
Phone: 956-243-8179
  • Over 4800 linear feet of boardwalk
  • 7 Bird Blinds
  • A five (5) story tower with spectacular views of Laguna Madre, Beaches & dunes of South Padre Island, the Gulf of Mexico, & the South Padre Island Skyline
  • Auditorium showing a short Richard Moore documentary movie about the wildlife of South Padre Island
  • Nature Gift Shop

LAGUNA ATASCOSA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

City: Los Fresnos
Phone: 956-748-3607
Website: Laguna Atascosa

Walking Trails, Auto Trails, Tram Tours, Hunting, Fishing, Kayak Tours, Wildlife Observation

SEA TURTLE, INC.

Street: 6617 Padre Blvd.
City: South Padre Island
Postcode: 78597
Phone: 956-761-4511
Website: Sea Turtle Inc

Learn - Volunteer - Adopt - Release

COASTAL STUDIES LAB

Street: 100 Marine Lab Dr
City: South Padre Island
Postcode: 78597
Phone: 956-761-2644

Originally established in 1973 as a marine biology laboratory, UTRGV CSL concentrates on university education, community outreach and coastal research.