- The list below includes 50 free or cheap things to do in or near McAllen, Texas, including 27 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Family Fun Center, Laser Tag and Movie Theaters.
- From McAllen Public Library to McAllen's New Park & Spray Ground, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in McAllen and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Mission, Weslaco, Edinburg and Pharr.
Offering a way to get active and cool down, McAllen's New Park & Spray Ground features a playground with more than 600 water jets. The park also offers sand volleyball, skateboard area, half basketball court, athletic fields and picnic areas.
Fireman's Park features a sand volleyball court and a playground area for children to enjoy during their visit. Groups who wish to take advantage of the site's barbeque pavilion, indoor grill, restrooms, and refrigerator can rent the facilities.
In the historic Adobe mansion at Quinta Mazatlan, volunteers and staff teach classes on helping injured birds, butterflies, hummingbirds, and native plant. The facility also has eight themed gardens including a forest sculpture trail, wooded meadow, thornforest, cactus garden, tropical garden, ruby pond, butter…
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The International Museum of Art and Science have 50,000 square feet of exhibit space. While the museum often hosts visiting exhibits, the museum collects North and South American art with a special emphasis on folk art from Texas and Mexico, along with earth science artifacts.
The McAllen Heritage Center is a museum dedicated to local history and culture that also offers special educational programs and events. Tours are available when requests are made in advance, and they have a gift shop.