If you've ever wanted to feel like you've traveled out of the country without even traveling out of the state, this is the place for you. Santa Ana National Wildlife Preserve is easily one of the most beautiful spots in Texas. The space is dedicated to the preservation of birds that you aren't able to find anywhere else in the United States.\nIf you hike along one of their 14-mile trails through the gorgeous lush trees and expansive wildlife, you might run into some hidden architectural surprises. One of these wonders is a massive bridge surrounded by beautiful green scenery.\nView this post on Instagram 📍Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge 🦋 A post shared by 𝕁𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕔𝕒 ℍ𝕖𝕣𝕣𝕖𝕣𝕒 (@jessdeeherrera) on Apr 11, 2019 at 5:50pm PDT\nThe 2,088 acre land lends itself to the perfect outdoor selfie. The climb to the bridge is a bit of a walk, especially getting up all of those stairs, but the view is totally worth it.\nThe bridge also gives you the chance to get a little closer to the sky and a little closer to the birds the refuge hosts. Some visitors say they can see the tops of Mexican hills from the bridge.\nView this post on Instagram #SantaAnaWildlifeRefuge #RGV #SouthTexas #RioGrandeValley #Texas A post shared by Esau Silva (@esausilva) on Oct 20, 2018 at 9:26am PDT\nView this post on Instagram Green Kingfisher #greenkingfisher #kingfisher #santaananationalwildliferefuge #texas #gooutside #wildlife #naturelovers #naturephotography #outdoors #birdphotography #natureseekeer #birdlovers #nuts_about_birds #eye_spy_birds #feather_perfection #birdfreaks #bestbirdshots #perfect_birds #birds_adored #wildlifephotography #pocket_birds #eye_spy_nature #naturehippys #kings_birds #myzen A post shared by Cris Gentis (@four4sun16) on Dec 13, 2018 at 6:28pm PST\nAlong with a variety of birds, you will also have to watch out for spiders, snakes and you might even find some turtles. There is so much abundant wildlife in this forest, you'll forget you're even in Texas!\nThe nature preserve offers guided nature walks or you can stop by the visitor center for self guided exploring maps and for a list of all the beautiful spots they have to offer.\nView this post on Instagram Walk in the park - Saturday at Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge. A post shared by George (@gtravelbook) on Oct 6, 2018 at 4:43pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram The bridge in Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge. This is part of what we stand to loose if this administration gets their racist wall. #noborderwall . . . #santaanawildliferefuge #savetheborder #saveourrivers #borderlands #frontera #sinfronteras #noalmuro #border #endgovernmentshutdown #governmentshutdown #environment #green #wildlifeconservation #conservation #naturephotography #nature #photography #photooftheday A post shared by Amanda Elise Salas (@theamandaelise) on Jan 13, 2019 at 7:20pm PST\nYou can visit every day of the week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are only closed on Thanksgiving, New Years and Christmas. You will definitely want to add this to your summer bucket list.\nThe refuge is located south of Alamo, Texas, on FM 907 about 1/4 mile east on U.S. Highway 281. For more information on the beautiful Santa Ana National Wildlife Preserve, you can visit their website here.\nDisclaimer: We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit a potentially hazardous location, you check for the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.