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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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Description: Includes many early pioneer items, some very unusual.

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It Be But Small, But It Be Cool!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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G-Patch, Texas
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G-Patch, Texas
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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 

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Follansbee, West Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

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Kansas
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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.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This was a nice way to spend an hour or two. They will send the kids on a scavenger hunt which my boys, 9 and 10, really enjoyed. We also marveled at the two headed goat (we ended up researching conjoined twins online!) and the shrunken head. Overall a fun experience and worthwhile.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

interesting. Spent an afternoon poking about. Records of Bandera and its history. A lot of cowboy stuff. Would visit again.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Our visit to the museum was a good first stop in Bandera. We were passing time before scheduled trail ride. The most interesting display was the saddles from local rodeo heroes. Also thoroughly enjoyed the antique books and coins displays. We only stayed in the museum for about an hour, but found a fun stage with costumes outback to make... More 

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NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Fun and informative place. LOTS of things to see including shrunken heads and dogs plus a 2 headed goat Kidd. We took our two boys and they had a scavenger hunt going on which made it more interesting. They also has a fossil dig in the back and my one son found lots of fossils. Good visit if in the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This isn't your typical museum, so it's definitely worth the trip! Besides being rich in local history and lore, they have an eclectic collection from all over the world. They've thrown in some oddities as well so you'll never know what you'll see next. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and you can't beat the prices.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This little museum is within walking distance from main street, which is where all the little shops and restaurants are. main street is also where the cowboy "action" is supposed to take place (although it was canceled on the day we were here despite the web site saying it would be happening). So, we walked to the museum. There was... More 

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Bandera, Texas
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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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