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Frontier Times Museum

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

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Pretty Weird Inside

The museum is little more than a collection of strange relics. It's not a bad place if you're just curious about what's in there. But not really worth the price of admission... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Donna S
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Bandera, Texas
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Bandera, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum is little more than a collection of strange relics. It's not a bad place if you're just curious about what's in there. But not really worth the price of admission either in my opinion. But I'm just not really into the 'strange but true'...

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Baytown, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

WOW, everyone should check out this museum. Its not only a museum for the local Bandera Area but from all over the U.S. I saw things I would have never been able to see, and I have traveled all across the U.S. I recommend this museum to everyone.

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Mobile, Alabama
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282 reviews 282 reviews
171 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Where else can you see a snake made out of thousands of old postage stamps or a mummified rat? Interesting place and worth a stop if in the area

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Adra, Spain
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There were lots of different displays to see so something to suit everyone's taste. The staff on the front desk were very knowledgeable.. Well worth a visit if you are in the Bandera area

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Kerrville, Texas
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24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Sleeper alert! If you like history, authentic touches of the past, and quirky Texas artifacts, plan to visit this museum! - It's housed in a limestone building originally built in 1933, tucked just a bit off the main drag of Bandera, the "Cowboy Capital of the World". - It's a feast for the eyes with so much to see -... More 

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College Station, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I found the Museum artifacts to be interesting, but there was no rhyme or reason to the exhibits, other than the Hall of Fame. If you are going there thinking you are going to a regular museum, you may leave disappointed. If you go with the attitude that you are going to see a mix of objects collected over the... More 

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Bandera, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My hubby and I felt this was worth the price of admission. It was interesting and we learned more about the Bandera area by coming in here. We had been told by the Visitor's Bureau in Boerne that it was a good place to go. I would agree with them. The bathroom was clean, also. The two volunteers working there... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is a cool little museum in the town of Cowboy Capital Bandera, TX. If you happen to be in this part of Texas the Frontier Times Museum is a nice divergence to your trip. It's a big facility with several rooms of late 1800's/early 1900's artifacts. Everything from the evolution of barbed wire, to early coffee makers, early hair... More 

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110 reviews 110 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This museum was unbelievable. Everything was donated. They had items from all over the world. There's a small entry fee but well worth it. One could probably spend hours here. We spent about 2 hours. That was kind of skimming over it. Highly recommend it.

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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The Frontier Times Museum in Bandera is a 'must see' for visitors & residents alike. So many wonderful artifacts from Bandera's early day's as a cypress shingle manufacturer, cattle ranching, and trueCowboy Heritage. If you're interested in Texas Hill Country history, the place is a literal treasure trove of information & items from the past. 5 stars for the Frontier... More 

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