Welcome to Brownsville, Texas
On the Border, by the Sea & Beyond.
Explore Brownsville Like a Local
We Love This City
Brownsville’s unique place in history and popular local attractions has made it a tourist destination for over half a century.
It is situated between Mexico and South Padre Island where semi-tropical weather is ideal throughout most of the year.
Mitte Cultural District
The Mitte Cultural District is anchored by the Gladys Porter Zoo, the Costumes of the Americas Museum, the Children’s Museum of Brownsville, the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, the Camille Playhouse, and the Historic Brownsville Museum. You will find within the district, our city farmer’s market, Dean Porter Park, and other cultural attractions. The district features several restaurants and bars.
Hiking, biking , kayaking and bird-watching are just a few things you can do all around Brownsville.
With an extensive trail system and Resaca de la Palma State Park & World Birding Center, visitors can see all the natural beauty Brownsville has to offer. Brownsville is also home to Gladys Porter Zoo, with with over 1,600 animals, many of them endangered. The zoo participates in many species recovery efforts.
Beach & Beyond
On your way to Boca Chica Beach you’ll find the latest in space exploration, the SpaceX commercial launch site.
You won’t want to miss seeing Brownsville take flight.
Be a Part of History
Rich in history, Brownsville is one of the States’ most historic cities, featuring battlefields, historic homes and many sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Brownsville played an instrumental part in the Texas Revolution, the Mexican–American War and in the American Civil War.
Explore Brownsville’s history through the Historic Battlefield Trail from Fort Brown to Palo Alto Battlefield.