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Frontier Times Museum

510 13th Street, Bandera, TX 78003
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Ranked #7 of 17 Attractions in Bandera
Type: History Museums
Description: Includes many early pioneer items, some very unusual.
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College Station, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Pretty large for a small town. Varied collection. Employee was quite informative also. A must see when in Bandera.

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York, Maine
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This was my first time in Bandera and it was awesome. This museum has so much in it. Not at all what I expected for a small town. Most everything was donated and it was from all over the world! The amount of things to look at was unbelievable. It actually took me two days to get through it all.... More

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Jobstown, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

if you like to see old things of the west, this is one stop worth stopping. They have a lot of old things to look at that will take some time to see.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This museum doesn't look like much on the outside, but its larger than I expected on the inside. Its filled with relics from the town of Bandera and the surrounding area, and also interesting "things" from people who lived in the area and donated the items. I was a little surprised at how well everything was organized and labeled. You... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Nice little museum with many antiques from the old west. I went with my three kids aged 1-6 and it was a little too old for them. Not being able to touch anything was very hard for them...interesting place but I would not pay money to get in. It was free the day we went because if the national day... More

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