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Laredo Local History

Founded in 1755 as a colonial city of New Spain and established as one of the last northern provinces of New Spain, San Agustin de Laredo is considered the oldest independent settlement in Texas and is the last remaining Spanish colonial settlement on the north bank of the lower Rio Grande.The first Texas cattle drives took place in the 18th Century and Laredo became an important frontier outpost and it was during this period that the Texas cowboy was born.

This Spanish settlement became a Mexican city in 1821 when Mexico gained independence from Spain. In 1845 Texas was annexed by the United States and Laredo officially became part of Texas and the United States. Today, Laredo has emerged as the principal port of entry into Mexico and is the second fastest growing city in the nation.

Laredo Attractions

Laredo Activities

Laredo's Childrens Museum - Exhibitions of a grocery store, construction and hospital area, computer lab, sand /water table, liquid crystal mood chairs and many other science exhibits designed to encourage interaction, questions and education. There are also workshops and education programmes available.

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park - A 371 acre park with picnic facilities, boat ramp and fishing pier. The 1,656 acre lake is ranked amongst the state's best for bass fishing and an excellent spot for birding and wildlife watching.

Laredo Restaurants and Bars

Laredo Restaurants

Laredo Grill - 200 East Main Str. Traditional Mexican foods of tacos, enchiladas and burritos, all set in an authentic Mexican restaurant, with d├ęcor and artworks. Enjoy the taste of tortillas, fresh cheeses and juicy meats, all fresh and all authentic Mexican.

Cantina Laredo - Serving real Mexican food with the real taste of Mexican cooking from fish, steaks and enchiladas.

Laredo's Salsa Restaurant - 1408 E Del Mar Bld. Traditional Mexican food with menu items like tostadas, salsa's, chicken or beef floutas, ranchero's to steaks, fish and salads.

Laredo children's activities

Laredo's Childrens Museum - Exhibitions of a grocery store, construction and hospital area, computer lab, sand /water table, liquid crystal mood chairs and many other science exhibits designed to encourage interaction, questions and education. There are also workshops and education programmes available.

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park - A 371 acre park with picnic facilities, boat ramp and fishing pier. The 1,656 acre lake is ranked amongst the state's best for bass fishing and an excellent spot for birding and wildlife watching.

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