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“all about the spur-booted buckaroo in the ten-gallon hat”
Located in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, Bandera County was named for nearby Bandera Pass, a naturally occurring passageway through the neighboring hills. Near the pass, the Medina River weaves its way through the county. In 1853, a group of settlers arrived and set up camp to make shingles from the huge cypress trees that grew along the river. Soon immigrant workers from Poland were recruited to work at a newly built sawmill. The beauty and abundance of resources also attracted an early group of Mormons, who established a nearby colony. The town of Bandera was designated the county seat at the formation of Bandera County in 1856. Bandera became a staging area for cattle drives up the Western Trail, and today the county still maintains its frontier character. The Western way of life prevails as visitors from around the world come to sample cowboy living on local dude ranches and enjoy honky-tonk music and dancehalls.
Not a small collection of interesting items some of historical merit some kind of side show types of things Small building packed with something's ng for everyone Very friendly staff and gift... Read more
Lots of neat little bits of history packed into one place. Was able to snag a Groupon online for 4. They have different events going on from time to time as well. We went during spring break when... Read more
This was a small museum in a small town. Many locals donated their precious items such as a piano and dolls. I saw some Japanese money. I didn't understand the reason. I learned the history of... Read more
Frontier Times Museum
- Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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