Alice was established in 1888 and named after the daughter of Captain Richard King, who established the King Ranch. Historically, the community is associated with cattle, the vaquero and the American cowboy. Alice was noted as the world’s largest cattle shipping point from 1888 to 1895. The richness of history for the area is displayed in the South Texas Museum near downtown.
Several other museums share historical artifacts about Alice and South Texas. The South Texas Museum offers an overview of the early days in the Hub City. The Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Museum showcases Tejano artists and legends in the Birthplace of Tejano music museum.The Maxine Flournoy Third Coast Squadron Museum is now open on weekends. La Copita Ranch, located near Alice in Jim Wells County, encompasses 2700 acres of rangeland. The ranch is available for family, business or group activities and offers birding, butterfly watching and some hunting.
Alice and its surrounding areas have an abundance of wildlife.Hunting, fishing, and bird watching are favorite activities. A variety of wild game hunting is available from Texas Parks and Wildlife. Lined with mesquite trees, the Alice Municipal Golf Course is the larger of the city’s two golf courses, with 18 holes on 5,911 yards of long fairways and greens. The Alice Country Club Golf Course offers 9 holes. Special Rates are available for Winter Texans.
Call the Alice Convention & Visitors Bureau/ Chamber of Commerce at 877-992-5423 or visit www.alicetxchamber.org.