Sunny, safe and family-friendly, Hidalgo, TX sits perched on the banks of the Rio Grande. With a strong community spirit, a revitalized historic downtown, and a budding arts district, it’s no surprise that the eleven thousand or so citizens of this neighborly border town are happy to call it home!
There is one fact about Hidalgo that visitors might find a little alarming, though -- the town is known as the Killer Bee Capital of the World. In the 1950s, a well-intentioned but ultimately misguided attempt to breed a bee suited to tropical climates resulted in colonies of the winged critters swarming across Southern Texas. Don’t worry -- despite the name, the African killer bee isn’t deadly, and its sting actually contains less venom than a European Bumblebee. Mostly, they’ll leave you alone if you leave them alone! Hidalgo is rather proud of its title, and has even erected the world’s largest killer bee statue on the edge of town.
Hidalgo doesn’t have its own dog park, but you and your pooch are still sure to find something to keep you "buzzy"! Hidalgo City Park is a lovely spot for a walk, and the fantastically fur-friendly hiking options nearby might take the sting out of staying on-leash. And if your four-legged pal needs to run free, don’t fret -- you’ll find some pawesome dog parks a little fur-ther afield!