Everybody loves saving money, particularly when that means a healthy senior discount for a wonderful destination. Laredo seniors are catered to with amazing discounts at a broad selection of Laredo attractions and cultural or informational locales. Continue reading to learn about ten of the great Texas destinations that provide discounted admission for seniors over a certain age.
1. Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Lake Casa Blanca is located in Laredo, just minutes from the Mexican border. Here you will find outdoor fun on water and land—and the perfect place for a family outing!
2. Republic of the Rio Grande Museum
Republic of the Rio Grande Museum is a historic house museum located in the downtown San Agustin de Laredo Historic District in Laredo next to the historic La Posada Hotel and San Augustín Cathedral. Admission to the museum is only $2.
3. Museums of Villa Antigua
This restored two-story brick building constructed in the early 20th century, was once home to two early Laredo merchant families. With its size and pivotal location on the banks of the Rio Grande, this Italianate-style residence is representative of the grand houses that populated the San Augustín District in the early twentieth century.
4. TAMIU Planetarium
The 40 foot dome of the planetarium is inside a four-sided glass pyramid topped with a gold leaf pinnacle. The glass pyramid planetarium building is a shining beacon at Texas A&M International University, and is one of the foremost attractions of Laredo. The upgraded 5.1 surround sound system provides an immersive auditory experience, truly making you feel that you are there, whether on an alien planet, deep in space, or somewhere here on earth.
5. Bird Watching in Laredo
Laredo's ideal location on the northern bank of the Rio Grande provides a suitable environment for avian life. Although Laredo is a year-round birding hot-spot, its peak season runs from late January through February, when as many as 240 species of resident and migratory birds can be found in the area.
6. Soccer in Laredo
This bustling border town is home to the Laredo Heat soccer club. Laredo Heat is one of the most successful teams in the USL Premier Developmental League, which is considered to be the fourth level in American soccer. Average ticket prices are about $5.
7. Fort McIntosh
History buffs will not want to miss the opportunity to explore Fort McIntosh, built in the aftermath of the Mexican War in 1849 and retired in 1947. Since its closing, Fort McIntosh has become part of the Laredo Community College main campus. However, it is still open to the public for tours.
8. Heritage Trolley Tour of Historic Laredo
Take an old-fashioned trolley ride through the streets of downtown Laredo. Heritage Trolley Tour of Historic Laredo offers two-hour guided tours through the historic districts in both English and Spanish. Tours run Tuesday through Saturday and depart from the Republic of the Rio Grande Museum. Tickets are $10 per person.
9. Laredo Little Theatre
Enjoy a performance by Laredo's oldest theater troupe, the Laredo Little Theatre. Since 1911, this theater has existed to preserve, develop and promote the arts and culture in Laredo through entertaining theater arts, dance and music. Presenting performances in both English and Spanish, the Laredo Little Theatre focuses on individual creative expression and community collaboration as tools for building self-esteem and strengthening local cultural identity.
10. San Augustin Plaza
The historic San Augustin Plaza covers the downtown district that was the original city of Laredo. It contains historical monuments such as the Cathedral of San Agustin, the oldest building in Laredo since 1755, as well as the Republic of the Rio Grande Museum and the Border Heritage Museum. Architecture within the plaza consists of Mission, Spanish Revival and Greek Revival styles.
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