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Bandera Natural History Museum

Features Animals
Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place for kids

This museum is really cool to see. It isn't huge, but it is the perfect size to bring kids to. Both... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
San Antonio, Texas
Great find

Absolutely delightful small museum. Definitely makes plans to visit when you’re in town. Very... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
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Replicas of Dinosaurs, Ice Age animals, and educational play stations are located on the eight acre grounds. Inside there are over 100 full-body animal mounts positioned in hand-painted dioramas portraying their natural habitats. An international...more
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267 Old San Antonio Hwy,, Bandera, TX 78003
+1 830-328-5090
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This museum is really cool to see. It isn't huge, but it is the perfect size to bring kids to. Both my kids can walk the whole thing and see everything more than once. The dinosaurs are so cool to look at and even though...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delightful small museum. Definitely makes plans to visit when you’re in town. Very education, entertaining, fun...

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

They've done an awesome job with their displays. Many of the items have been donated from an personal collection. It's a really great venue off the beaten path. Visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We weren’t expecting much coming into this museum. Boy were we surprised! This museum is only 2 years old and consists of mostly a wide variety of stuffed animals the museum founder has hunted over the years. They did an amazing job of the scenery...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JohnM627
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Although I am not normally a fan of "stuffed" animals, the displays in this beautiful little museum are wonderful. Outside, there is an awesome bunch of gigantic dinosaur replicas, as well as a place to excavate dinosaur "bones." I've recommended this place to several friends...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

A must for young and adults alike. Must see the inside...that’s where it’s all at! Wondrous, engaging, entertaining and educational! The outside even has a sandbox to find dinosaur bones and build a dinosaur on wall with bones found. The outside has a large scale...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rg208
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I made an unplanned visit here today, and I was so happy we did! A museum docent gave us a personal tour as she escorted us through the museum’s main hall and six habitat dioramas. She was a wealth of information and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

We did not expect to find a museum like this here in central Texas. The planning for this started 6 years ago an only open for 2 years. A great selection of animals from the southern U.S. central an south America, Africa an beyond. We...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Frank A
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Good museum for the location. Was expecting something more of the natural history of the "local" area than of pre-historic dinosaurs. Was expecting much more than just a group of stuffed animal displays. Very pricey admission for what they had to offer. No special admission...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank David C
Reviewed November 17, 2017

I finally took the time to visit the Bandera Natural History Museum and was quite surprised and impressed. The facility is very clean and the staff friendly and informative. You can walk through the museum at your own pace. There is 100+ animals on display...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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cheryl p a
March 11, 2017|
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Response from mjschumacher2017 | Property representative |
Yes, you may bring your food and drinks. We have picnic tables outside on a patio and around the grounds.
cheryl p a
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Response from davep386 | Reviewed this property |
$10 for adult