- The list below includes 50 free or cheap things to do in or near Mission, Texas, including 24 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, National & State Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas and Parks.
- From Bentsen State Park to AnZalduas Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Mission and in nearby cities within 25 miles like McAllen, Weslaco, Edinburg and Pharr.
Situated on 18.5 acres, Bannworth Park features a pond along with fields suitable for baseball, soccer and football. The park also offers a jogging trail, a children's playground, a pool, picnic tables and restroom facilities.
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2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr, Mission, TX 78572 MoreLess Info
Part of the World Birding Center, the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park has 358 species recorded on its premises. The two-story Hawk Observation Tower is the highlight of the park, and includes a 210-foot long wheelchair ramp.
The National Butterfly Center has live animals and plants along various gardens and trails. The center has over 200 species of butterflies onsite, as well as a Visitor's Pavilion that was designed by the principle architect for Washington D.C.'s Holocaust Museum.
People descend on the network of nine sites that make up the World Birding Center to spot Green Jays, Hook-billed Kites, Broad-winged Hawks, and Altamira and Audubon's Orioles. The birding center has viewing stations and towers, as well as interpretive centers and a variety of programs.
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