McAllen Public Library, or MPL, is the public library system serving McAllen, Texas, United States. The library system's mission statement, which was approved by the library board in November 2008, is: McAllen Public Library is a dynamic civic resource that promotes the open exchange of ideas through free access to information and connects a culturally diverse population with the global community.
McAllen Nature Center (20 acres), formerly known as McAllen Botanical Gardens, is a city-operated nature preserve located in McAllen, Texas at 4101 West Business US 83. The site is between Ware and Bentsen Roads on the west side of McAllen, not far from the McAllen Convention Center.
Garrett-Harrison Stadium is a high school football stadium in Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama, United States, and it has been used for college and high school football games. It is owned by the City of Phenix City and is the home stadium for the football team from Central High School. Most famously, the stadium played host to the NCAA Division III Football Championship, also known as the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, from 1973 to 1982 and again from 1985 to 1989. In 2014, Tuskegee and Albany State played a neutral-site game at the stadium called the White Water Classic. It was the first college football game at the stadium since the last Division III championship held at Garrett-Harrison in 1989.
The Veteran's War Memorial of Texas was established to honor the 1.4 million Americans were killed or missing in action in all wars and conflicts of this nation. The Memorial site is located on a 3.5-acre (14,000 m2) complex in McAllen, Texas at the intersection of 29th and Galveston Streets and is encircled by 5 war sites: World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, The Gulf War & All Wars.
James "Nikki" Rowe High School is one of three high schools and the only T. E. A. recognized high school serving the McAllen, Texas area as a part of the McAllen Independent School District. It houses over 4,200 students from grades 9-12. The school originally opened in 1990, its current location is 2101 North Ware Road McAllen, Texas, United States. The school colors are green and gold and the mascot is the warrior. All athletic teams compete in the UIL District 30-6A.
McAllen Stadium is a high school football stadium in McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA. It has been used for college and high school football and soccer games and track and field meets. The stadium contains a full track and full-color video scoreboard. It is owned and operated by the McAllen Independent School District and is the home stadium for the football teams from McAllen High School, James "Nikki" Rowe High School, and McAllen Memorial High School. Memorial Stadium is the largest stadium in the Rio Grande Valley.
The International Museum of Art & Science is a museum located in McAllen, Texas. It is dedicated to exhibiting Latin American art, as well as educating visitors about science. Its exhibits include antique stained glass, images from the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Discovery Pavilion, an educational children's exhibit. The museum also features a sculpture garden and a science playground.
Lamar Academy is an alternative education school in McAllen, Texas. A part of the McAllen Independent School District, it includes an International Baccalaureate program and Options in Education High School.
Downtown McAllen is the main business district in McAllen, Texas. U.S. Interstate 2 runs directly south of the downtown area. The City's Central Business District and encompasses the area west of 10th street, east of Bicentennical, south of Hackberry and north of Interstate 2. This area thrives from over 250 retail businesses, the Federal building Bentsen tower, McAllen city Hall, the Mexican Consulate, the Honduran Consulate, the Guatemalan Consulate, Medical offices, banks, the City's Bus Terminal McAllen Central Station and Downtown Parking Garage. It is estimated that 5,516,000 pedestrians visit the Central Business District. The two tallest towers in the area are the Chase Tower and the Bentson Tower. 17th Street in Downtown is lined with many bars, pubs, lounges, restaurants, and music venues. It is also home to the historic Cine El Rey.
Sharyland North Junior High is a junior high school located in McAllen, Texas, United States. The school is one of two junior highs in the Sharyland Independent School District (the other being B.L. Gray Junior High).