After the game, Harlingen and the surrounding area offer plenty of fun-filled activities for groups of all ages. In addition to the traditional pizza party or ice cream after the game, take advantage of the following attractions.
The 145,000-square foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World is the signature anchor for the Cameron Crossing retail development located at the intersection of U.S. Expressways 83 and 77. While you’ll find a huge selection of outdoor gear, Bass Pro Shops stores are also part museum, art gallery, antique store and an aquarium, education, conservation and entertainment center. Award-winning in their concept and design, Bass Pro Shops retail stores are rated as top tourist destinations. Well over 100 million people visit their stores annually. Find out more on our Bass Pro Shops page.
Catch the latest movie at Cinemark 16 in Harlingen. This movie theater in not called The Palace for nothing. Cinemark 16 boasts all stadium seating, RealD 3D, a lobby cafe that specializes in pizza, burgers and other made-to-order treats, and an arcade. Check for movie times.
Creasey’s Bowling Alley is located in Harlingen and features 24 state-of-the-art lanes, automatic scoring, a game room, snack bar, and lounge. Glow bowling is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
The award winning Gladys Porter Zoo is located 20 minutes down the road in Brownsville and is the perfect destination for family fun. The zoo sits on 26 acres and hosts more than 1600 exotic and native animals in beautiful natural habitats. The zoo is known for its successes in breeding endangered species of wildlife.
Open every day of the year from 9 AM until 5 PM with extended summer hours.
Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark on beautiful South Padre Island has interconnecting water rides and slides, a huge 5-story tall Sandcastle, thrilling uphill water coasters, a man-made surfing wave, and direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. The park is open April through September. Visit their website for ticket information and schedules.
Phone: (956) 291-5200
Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill features a truly unique atmosphere and design geared for family fun and dining.
Casual family dining is available in the Grill where you can select from a menu featuring a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads and burgers. A private room can host up to 36 and is the perfect spot for a private lunch or dinner, seminar or even a fun birthday party.
Bowl in the Ocean! 12 full lanes of bowling that offer a unique underwater ocean experience! Custom bowling balls that bear the likeness of octopus, mermaids, camouflage and more!