Mission

Mission Travel Guide

Stop at the butterfly garden or new yoga pavilion on this well paved, six-mile hike and bike trail.

Stop in for distinct and eco-friendly gifts such as silky pajamas made from bamboo fibers, copper bells hailing from India, and bath salts and scrubs in yummy scents like sparkling clementine and brown sugar.

Over 40 percent of the country’s 700 butterfly species live in or pass through Texas’ Rio Grand Valley. You’ll spot plenty of the beautiful insects as you make your way around this center’s blooming gardens.

A well-paved five-mile path from the edge of town leads to Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. Mountain bikers can also off-road on trails through native trees and brush.

Learn about Texas’ oil and gas history and cowboy roots at this regional museum, where top exhibits include a collection of 500-plus cowboy hats and Native American teepees and tools.

This pit stop is a must for nut lovers. They sell pecans in flavors ranging from honey toasted to praline, as well as housemade fudge.

Hunt for animal tracks on nature trails and explore the 7,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed butterfly conservatory, also home to native creatures such as white quails and box turtles.

While this 60-acre park also has baseball diamonds, jungle gyms, and shady picnic spots, its most distinctive feature is a prairie dog village, where dozens of the small mammals burrow around.

Head to this zip-lining park to get a bird’s eye view of Palo Duro Canyon’s red rock landscape.

Cowboy history comes alive at the state’s oldest saddle shop, where beautiful hand-tooled leather works are on display.

Palo Duro Canyon, which cuts through Texas’ high plans, is over 100 miles long and can be over 1,000 feet deep. While travelers can trek along hiking trails, consider making it a true Lone Star State experience by exploring the dramatic landscape on horseback.

A truly American art installation, the ranch consists of ten grafitti-covered Cadillacs buried halfway in the ground.

Learn about the region’s heritage at this North Texas museum.

Every Tuesday year-round, you can also watch cattlemen ply their trade