- 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.
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.
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.
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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 Civic Center Auditorium features 22,386 square feet of auditorium space with excellent acoustics that seats over 1,700 attendees in opera-style upholstered seating. The center frequently hosts nationally and internationally renown touring bands, symphonic orchestras, dance, and theater groups.