Located in an irrigated area of southern Hidalgo County. The
town was incorporated in 1924 and named for the Alamo Land and
Sugar Company. It produces abundant vegetables, citrus, boasts
a winter resort-retirement area. It also one of the valley's gateways
- SANTA ANNA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - About 2,000 acres
of thick, brush growth, typical of the valley before agricultural
development, reserves and protects the abundant wildlife and plant
species, many found nowhere else in the U.S. Rare birds are prominent
during winter season. Interpretive wildlife team rides operate
late November through April. Private cars use the 7 mile wildlife
drive on days when the tram isn't operating. Walk-through access
any time during daylight hours. Three self-guided nature walks;
one for wheelchairs. Visitor center is open weekdays at 8 a.m.
to 4:30 .m.; (closed federal holidays); the tram ride requires
a fee. Entrance is .4 miles east of U.S. 281/F.M.. 907 intersection,
some 7.5 miles south of Alamo.
- SUNDERLAND'S CACTUS GARDEN - Five acres of native and
exotic cacti and succulents; among thousands of plants, one is
the largest nursery-grown cactus n Texas, a 25 foot specimen of
Packycereus pringlii, native to a small are of Baja California.
Many rare species propagated here from seed. Cactus shop and gardens
are open Sun. to Fri.; Guided group lecture tours by appointment
on Sunday. Located North of Almo 0.7 miles on F.M. 907 at 495.
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