The best city in the Rio Grande Valley to
The Perfect Location
Mercedes is located in the center of the Rio Grande Valley and is 4 miles from the Progreso International Bridge. This proximity to an international port of entry in conjunction with air, rail, and freight services places Mercedes in a strategic crossroads of international trade and commerce. This unique location enhances Mercedes’ appeal to manufacturing industries, suppliers, tourists, retail centers, and many more industries.
Big Boots of Mercedes
Mercedes is home to the most unique Public Art project in the state of Texas. There are 30 handcrafted 5 1/2 foot tall cowboy boots dispersed throughout the city, each beautifully painted with different colleges from around the state, country and even Mexico. People are passionate about their alma mater and come from all over to take a picture with their boot! You are invited to come visit yours and post it, tweet it, instagram it, and most importantly, hashtag it
More Fun Things to See and Do
Mercedes provides many sports and recreation activities throughout the year. It is renowned for its annual livestock show and carnival, which provides live concerts and rodeo competitions. Mercedes also offers great shopping, golf and a community rich in history and culture.
Annual RGV Livestock Show & Rodeo
The 10th largest livestock show and rodeo in Texas is held in March and features many exciting exhibits.
Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets
With a collection of more than 140 outlet stores, it is the only mall of its kind south of San Marcos.
Wes-Mer Drive In
Enjoy new blockbusters in the comfort of your own car at one of the last remaining drive-ins in Texas.
Llano Grande Country Club
Built in 1925, this challenging par 72 golf course is one of the oldest golf courses in the Valley.