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Dates: 1/3/2017 - 12/30/2017
City / State: McAllen, TX
Event Name: Quinta Mazatlan Walk
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 107122 2017/Y2110
Distance - Trail Ratings: 11km/5km - 1A
Description: The route passes through a residential area, a hike trail, City Hall, and an early city cemetery. Walk through the historic gates to Quinta Mazatla. Ask the clerk in the Nature Store for the Walk Box. There is no entry fee unless you want to explore the park grounds.
Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: easy | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: Tue - Sat: 8am to 5pm. Open Th nights till dark.
Location: Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center
Start Point / Driving Directions: 600 Sunset DR, McAllen, TX 78503. From I-2/US-83, exit onto South 10th ST. Continue South on 10th ST passing the La Plaza Mall on the RIGHT. Turn LEFT onto Sunset DR. Proceed toward the historic gates of Quinta Mazatlan. The parking lot is on the RIGHT outside the gates. Open Tue-Sat 8am-5pm.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Quinta Mazatlan, a unique historic adobe mansion, is the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center under the stewardship of the City of McAllen Parks & Recreation Department. Its mission is to preserve the 1930s adobe estate and the native plants and animals of the Rio Grande Valley, by providing a sanctuary for environmental education, eco-tourism and inspiration to people of all ages. The word 'Quinta' in Spanish translates to a country house, villa or estate and the area was originally surrounded by grapefruit orchards when the home was built in the 1930s. The word 'Mazatlan' has an ancient Indian translation in Mexico meaning 'Land of the Deer' and the name was inspired by the Spanish architecture of the City of Mazatlan area in Mexico which was frequented by the original owners. The admission rates are: Adults: $3.00. Seniors and Children 12 and under: $2.00.

Host Club: City of McAllen Parks and Rec. Dept.
Contact: Rick Krauss (956) 638-7214
Website: www.quintamazatlan.com
E-Mail Contact: rkrauss@mcallen.net