Gruene Historic District

Gruene Historic District, New Braunfels: Address, Phone Number, Gruene Historic District Reviews: 4.5/5

Gruene Historic District
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A former ghost town that offers a General Store and souvenir shops as well as THE Gristmill and Gruene Hall.
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tandjnowlin
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Visit area several times per year but recommend you avoid holiday times (Memorial, Labor Day, 4th etc.) as the crowds make it very difficult to get around. Go in the Spring and Fall time periods.
Written May 31, 2022
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TABristolUK
Bristol, UK59 contributions
Went there on New Year's day when Gruene Hall was running hair of the dog day. All the shops were open and a really nice atmosphere walking round antiques and general stores. Yes it is a bit touristy but in a delightful way, plenty of parking and on the day we went some quality music at Gruene Hall for free or the price of a beer to be fair
Written January 10, 2020
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SilverFox925
Fort Myers, FL226 contributions
I love these types of historic districts. It gives such a wonderful view of our past. The buildings are on the historic preservation list with a general store and small antique shops beckoning you in. It you are into antiquing, this is the place for you. There are many restaurants in this area so there is fare for everyone. This is a must-visit area.
Written March 1, 2022
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Richard P
Melbourne, Australia96 contributions
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What a great place to visit.
Spent a wonderful afternoon and evening wandering around Gruen.
Make sure you visit the dance hall (hopefully someone will be performing) and grab something to eat at the Gristmill.
There is river floating and lots of shops and quaint little places to visit.
Written March 27, 2022
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TravelingGranny3
Wisconsin72 contributions
Awesome old town with original quaint buildings. The old architecture is amazing.
There are small garden seating areas with swings and benches. The entire town is walkable. There is a large lot in which to park, numerous tourist shops, restaurants, and this fantastic metal sculpture business with a wide assortment of home/lawn decor. The general store is a trip back in time. Visit this town for a trip down memory lane.
Written January 13, 2022
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Michael N
Tomball, TX272 contributions
Fun place. A decent amount of shops but not too many. Good variety. There are several places that have live music in the afternoon and/or evening. Very good restuarants that are moderately priced. Great weekend getaway destination.
Written October 7, 2020
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James W
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I always enjoy visiting Gruene with it's many quaint shops and friendly shop owners. I always enjoy going inside Gruene Dance Hall with it being the historic first dance hall of Texas and that George Strait, one of my personal favorites got his start there. I really enjoy browsing the pictures of other country artists who also played there.
Written March 3, 2020
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jamusaba
Florida359 contributions
Liked the Gruene historic district very much . Saw it on a self guided walk after a nourishing lunch at the Gristmill restaurant. The buildings are original and well preserved and some date back to the late 19 th century. It is a wonderful reminder of a by gone era located on the banks of the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels.
Written April 8, 2022
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J_and_J_Travelers_12
Katy, TX68 contributions
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There was plenty of parking although you may have to walk a bit once it hits overflow. We took a shot at the back section realizing a little too late that our suv probably wasn't a 4 wheel drive and got stuck in the mud. Thankfully with my driving skills and my husband's brute strength we escaped and took lots of mud home as souvenirs. Our little kids didn't seem to mind. During our visit we listened to some live music and bought a couple things at the country store. Overall fun memorable time.
Written May 31, 2021
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,785 contributions
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Hard to really appreciate this historic town of Gruene as it was unusually packed with people. Even hard to find ina parking space in the lot. Historic part is pretty small but interesting. We didn't go in. Never could find out what was going on to cause the crowds. We'll try to return again on a weekday to see if there are smaller crowds.
Written November 7, 2020
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