Places to Visit: Pharr, Texas

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Pharr is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas.  Pharr is connected by bridge to the Mexican city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas. The community was named after sugar planter Henry Newton Pharr. In 1900 Henry N. Pharr for a number of years was a director of the State National Bank of New Iberia, Louisiana, and was a former president of the Louisiana – Rio Grande Sugar Company and the Louisiana – Rio Grande Canal Company, which at one time owned eight thousand acres and which, in 1910, on this land built the town of Pharr.

Places to Visit in Pharr:

South Texas Winter Getaway…Pharr, along with many other cities along US 83 is the most southern part of Texas is noted for its influx of winter Texans who flock here each year to enjoy the warm winter weather  in the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas and is commonly known as “The Valley”.  This entire area is extremely crowded in winter.

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge… This wildlife refuge features miles of trails, including one that is wheelchair accessible.  Friends of the Wildlife Corridor offer Rio Grande canoe trips.  Entrance is east of the US 281/907 Intersection; 7.5 miles south of Alamo.

Smitty’s Juke Box Museum…This museum displays jukeboxes, restored by the owner and the collection spans the whole era of these music machines.  Located at 116 W. State.

Where to Eat in Pharr:

Pappadeaux Seafood Restaurant…New Orleans  style seafood…  Located at 1610  W. Expy 83.

Poncho’s Restaurant…Located 880 N Cage Blvd.

When visiting Pharr nearby places to visit include McAllen, San Juan and Alamo.

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