The Del Rio Campus

Del Rio Campus

The Del Rio campus of Rio Grande Colleges offers opportunities for laboratory science courses in addition to the regular offerings in the degree programs. Situated in a new complex of buildings, the college provides computer laboratories, learning centers and an auditorium.

The campus houses the offices of the chair of the department of liberal arts and as well as the main office of business operations.

Del Rio, Texas, sister city of Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, combines the ambiance of Mexico with American culture to form a diversified city.

Nearby, the Pecos River joins the Devil's River and the Rio Grande to create Lake Amistad, the ninth largest of its kind in the United States, with more than 850 miles of shoreline. Its canyons, cliffs and caves provide both scenery and a place filled with history.

Del Rio is the home of the Whitehead Memorial Museum with its log cabin, cultural folk art exhibit and numerous other historical displays. A visit to Whitehead is like taking a stroll through history. Judge Roy Bean, "The Law West of the Pecos," is buried here.

West of Del Rio is Seminole Canyon State Historical Park, where 10,000-year-old pictographs adorn the canyon walls. Students may find special sites in the region which reflect the history of frontier Texas, including the burial site for Bean and the restoration of his courthouse as the "Law West of the Pecos" in Langtry.