Laredo, Texas

  • Founded in 1755, Laredo grew from a villa to the capital of the brief Republic of the Rio Grande to the largest inland port on the United States-Mexican Border.
  • Laredo is also known as “The Gateway City” & “The City Under Seven Flags”.
  • Laredo’s economy is based on international trade with Mexico.
  • Laredo is one of the oldest border crossing points along the U.S.-Mexico border, and the nation’s largest inland port of entry.


Lake Casa Blanca International State Park
Fishing, picnics & many other activities
Fishing, swimming & waterskiing, plus sports courts, playgrounds, trails & picnic pavilions.

Republic of the Rio Grande Museum
House-museum with 19th-century artifacts
Historic house museum in a 19th-century home featuring displays & period furnishings.

The Imaginarium of South Texas