Places to See
Quinta Mazatlan is a historical 1930’s adobe home located in McAllen, Texas, and is now an urban sanctuary working to enrich lives by sharing knowledge about birds, plants and environmental stewardship in South Texas. Quinta Mazatlan is an attractive stop for a wide variety of species including both resident and migrant birds. There are over 150 species that have been documented at the McAllen wing of the World Birding Center. The nature trail is accented with water features, feeding stations and rest areas for your enjoyment.
International Museum of Art & Science
The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is a Smithsonian Affiliate and fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. IMAS is the premier art and science museum of South Texas and contains over 50,000 square feet of exhibit space. The museum provides a unique opportunity for visitors to participate in hands-on science exhibits and to learn original works of art while encouraging creativity and innovation. IMAS' permanent collection includes folk art, fine art, decorative art and a modest geological collection.
McAllen Public Library
McAllen Public Library is a dynamic civic resource that promotes the open exchange of ideas through free access to information, and connects a culturally diverse population with the global community. Since its recent renovation in 2012, it is the largest single-story public library in the United States with over 123,300 square feet (the size of two-and-a-half football fields). Some of its great amenities include an auditorium, an art gallery, electronic classrooms, meeting rooms with audiovisual services, self-check out units, a drive-up book drop and more.
Rio Grande Regional Hospital
Founded in 1982, Rio Grande Regional Hospital (RGRH) an HCA-affiliated facility, is the leading health care provider in the Rio Grande Valley. With 320 beds and a team of more than 500 physicians representing over 35 specialties, RGRH offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services including: the only pediatric heart program in the Valley, Level III Trauma Center, 24-hour emergency room, a 30-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the community's only accredited Diabetes Management Center.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) is a 530-bed general acute care hospital that was founded to serve over 1.2 million residents and resolve limited health care access in a region that lacked any public or county hospitals. Today, DHR is working to forge a new integrated health care delivery model that incorporates patient navigation, electronic medical records, population-based care and superior quality and efficiency to meet every patient's health needs. DHR is the largest physician-owned facility in the United States and offers some of the most comprehensive medical care on the U.S. Southern Border.
McAllen Heart Hospital was the first freestanding cardiology and cardiovascular hospital built in the United States and is dedicated solely to heart-related medical needs for patients, including diagnosis and treatment, emergency heart care, heart catheterization, heart surgery and education. It is a 60-bed hospital that provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient cardiac care, with a 24-hour emergency center. Heart Hospital is a full Cycle II Chest Pain Center accredited with PCI, as well as Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
McAllen Medical Center
McAllen Medical Center is a 441-bed hospital that is home to the Valley's only transplant center, is a certified primary stroke center, and works with the federal Veterans Administration to provide services to area veterans. Among the services provided at the hospital are advanced wound care, maternity care, including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, neurosurgery and orthopedics. The hospital is a designated advanced Level III Trauma Center for Hidalgo County.