First named Chapin for townsite promoter; renamed Edinburg in
1911. Hidalgo County seat and western gateway to Lower Rio Grande
Valley; center of vast vegetable and citrus culture. Industries
include food processing, furniture, foundry products, fertilizers,
oil, and dairy products. Home of the University of Texas-Pan American.
- BIG VALLEY RACEWAY - Drag racing every other Sat. Feb.
- Nov. nine miles north on U.S. 281, adjacent to Edinburg airport.
For Information call 210-383-7223.
- EDINBURG MUNICIPAL WATERPARK - Family fun at three-pool
swimming facility featuring 125 foot figure eight water slide,
water basketball, sand-pit volleyball, barbecue grills, and picnic
tables. Open each Sat. - Sun from April through August. Located
at 123 East Palm Drive. Admission
- HIDALGO COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM - Excellent interpretation
of the Hispanic-accented area's colorful history; includes pioneer
ranch and home items, clothing, early documents, and photos. Housed
in a restored county jail. Open Tues. to Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m.; Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. 1 to 5 p.m. located at
121 E. McIntyre Street. Admission
- SHERIFF'S POSSE RODEO - Rodeo cowboys demonstrate calf
roping, bull riding, and Quarter-Horse racing every Saturday evening
at rodeo arena. 2 miles south of Edinburg via U.S. 281; 0.5 miles
west on Wisconsin Road; free admission except during full-performance
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