Bandera Travel Guide

  • Frontier Times Museum
    Frontier Times Museum
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  • Bandera County Courthouse
    Bandera County Courthouse
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  • Breakfast cooked for us on an open fire
    Breakfast cooked for us on an open fire
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Bandera Highlights

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    speer says…

     Bandera City Park has great access to the Medina River. 

  • Con
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    speer says…

     The recent drought has dried almost all but the city park part of the Medina River. 

  • In a nutshell
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    Micgwit says…

     Real friendly town, Rididng, fishing, impromptu country music jamming sessions, cowboys, antiques, great food and beer - that's Bandera 

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    by 807Wheaton Updated Jul 18, 2013

    We planned our visit to the San Antonio and Hill Country area the middle of March to see the fields of bluebonnets. Because of the fall and winter drought there were no bluebonnets that spring. A big disappointment. When we pulled into Bandera there were no festivals or events going on so it was pretty quiet there.

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    Frontier Times Museum, Bandera, TX 4 more images

    by iblatt Updated Dec 28, 2010

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    Where can you see, under one roof, in three exhibition halls, every sort of object and artefact from the "Wild West" era of Texas? This is what the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera is all about. After all, this town crowns itself as the "Cowboy Capital of the World"!

    Here are just a few of the thousands of objects on display: Ladies' shoes, champion cowboys' breeches and boots, saddles, spelling books, paintings, braids of ladies' hair, interlocked deer's antlers, a rocking chair used by women for giving birth, antique furniture, photographs of Bandera's elders, old newspaper cuttings, stuffed Texas bobcat and armadillo, a pillowcase with embroidery: "Slept and dreamt life was a beauty, wokw and found that life was duty"...

    This is a pleasant and interesting place to wander around for an hour and feel nostalgia for the old times of Bandera...

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    by Micgwit Written Oct 11, 2007

    There are at least 3 antique shops in Bandera with thousands of interesting items to see. My favourite was the very large emporium just of the main street past one street on from the liquor store.

    This place is vast. For anyone who loves car boot sales or rummaging around stalls at fairs, this is right up your street. Plan for at least half a day to spend in this store. There are some real gems in there just waiting to be found if you can delve deep enough.

    Although there are many real antiques in these stores i would class most items as collectibles which in England we are used to seeing turn up at car boot sales.

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