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Frontier Times Museum

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Address: 510 13th Street, Bandera, TX 78003
Phone Number: 830-796-3864
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Includes many early pioneer items, some very unusual.

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Sweet and Amusing Little Museum

This museum has an interesting though slightly odd collection. Some of the captions and descriptions were written when the museum first opened, so the language is quite amusing at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the time they have so many things to see from 20 to 100 years ago definitely worth a stop.

Thank Debbie G
Ocean View, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great collection of interesting things and friendly staff..worth a visit if you are in the area..

Thank Ed D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paid the $3 senior rate. It is a small museum with lots of different stuff, not all related to Frontier times. The labeling for the most part was done by the former owner and original collector. There are very few dates on any of the items, making it difficult to know when the item was from. One really had to... More 

Thank AquarenaJane
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This museum has an interesting though slightly odd collection. Some of the captions and descriptions were written when the museum first opened, so the language is quite amusing at times. Well worth a quick visit whilst in town. The staff were lovely too!

Thank littlemissnuisance
Vanleer, Tennessee
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

looking for something to do in the tiny town wasn't hard....this is a really cute place, rich with history.

Thank WolfInSoul
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844 reviews
653 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is pretty much the only thing there is to really SEE in Bandera beyond the Visitors Center and the Cowboys on Main events. The museum is in a nice little building and has an outdoor activity area for kids. The inside is crammed full of stuff to see, but the signs are small and hard to read and there... More 

Thank jehenson81
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Quirky little museum with an eclectic collection of artifacts. As immigrants moved through the area, many prize possessions were donated to the museum rather than being thrown away or forgotten. If you enjoy history, this is a must see for you. Admission is $5 per person...consider it a donation to keep this collection of history going.

Thank Meg C
G-Patch, Texas
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215 reviews
81 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It's a bit off the beaten path of Main Street, but it's worth it to take a look. The whole thing doesn't take more than an hour and a half or so, and that's if you really take your time. Got the kids with you? Ask for the scavenger hunt sheet and let the kids figure out the riddles while... More 

Thank P5_Crazy_Train
Follansbee, West Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

There were a lot of neat things, a lot of which had little to do with the Bandera or the frontier. It's probably worth it to go once. The people are friendly, but there is no guide. Our favorite exhibit was one we almost missed--the millstone from the Lyman Wight company of Mormons and how their history was a positive... More 

Thank Timothy T
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a small museum but worth a stop if you don't have a lot of time. The exhibits are displayed nicely. Most staff are volunteers.

Thank DfromKansas

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