A 100 acre homestead ranch located just outside Santa Monica in Willacy County where Brian and Mary Schalk work hard to maintain a back-to-the-land lifestyle by learning and utilizing skills and techniques of the past. Get a firsthand view of this family keeping the bees, tending orchards of fruit trees, cultivating a large organic garden of heirloom fruits and vegetables and caring for and loving on their animals which include American Milking Devon cattle, San Clement Island goats, Nigerian Dwarf goats, Chocolate and Bourbon Red turkeys and heritage breeds of chicken; of course these and others are under the watchful eyes of their guardian donkeys! Visit the GRACE HERITAGE RANCH WEBSITE Like Grace Heritage Ranch on Facebook! www.graceheritageranch.com for Fees
Magic Valley Wind Farms Traveling East of Raymondville and along Willacy County , are very curious sites of countless wind turbines that seem to stretch into the sky and seem to spin at a very slow rate. It is quite an image to see these turbines in the middle of beautiful fields . Although they seem to go at a very slow speed, they are actually spinning at a speed of approximately
Port Mansfield for wildlife viewing, the Port Mansfield area has an incredible array of wildlife including deer, nilgai, wild hogs, javelin, horned toads, armadillos, coyotes, bobcats, land tortoises, and hundreds of species of birds, both seasonal and year round. While touring the area, an abundance of deer can be seen as you travel through the streets and roads; not a common site for most of us. Laguna Point Park is one of the newest jewels at the Port offering birding opportunities, family fun and fishing.For more information on fishing, wildlife viewing and outdoor recreation, please call 956-944-2354 or email portmansfieldchamber.org.
LA JARRA RANCH The original homestead of E.B. Raymond, the founder of Raymondville, is now being transitioned into a natural wildlife site and is home to many different species of migratory birds and native Texas wildlife. Bird and butterfly photo blinds to capture images in a camera or just unforgettable memories. Bird watching reservations can be made through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Willacy County Museum and Willacy County Art League Located adjacent to each other on 7th Street in Raymondville. While the Museum offers varied treasures that range from King and Kenedy Ranch memorabilia to historical artifacts, the Art League offers a setting for beautiful art created by local and Valley wide artists that host workshops , demonstrations and art lessons to young and old. Contact for the Museum is 956-689-3850. Contact information for the Art League is 956-966-6292.