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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Cynthia C
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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38 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
2 reviews
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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252 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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