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Boot Stomping

Go to the famous Gruene Hall. The oldest dance hall in Texas and music 7 days a week. The town of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
princessspider1953
Fun Afternoon!

Quaint old town resurrected for liesurely strolls and unique shopping. Watch the Guadalupe River... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CAROL P
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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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New Braunfels, TX 78130
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+1 830-625-2351
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Go to the famous Gruene Hall. The oldest dance hall in Texas and music 7 days a week. The town of Gruene has great shops and antiques.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank princessspider1953
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were surprised by the attention this area receives. Even on a cold and windy January day it was filled with tourists. We had just come from spending a few days in Fredericksburg where there are over 700 historic structures so the few in Gruene,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Carol D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint old town resurrected for liesurely strolls and unique shopping. Watch the Guadalupe River slowly roll by while feasting at the Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar. Or try one of the other local restaurants. Must take time to step into the old time dance hall...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank CAROL P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going 50 years, changed considerably over the years. Still a wonderful retreat from Dallas, Houston... fill in the ___________. Crowds have grown with it's popularity. Alot to see outside of district as well. Grist Mill views, tunes, picnic tables. Gruene Hall, sit there until...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mdbake2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the history every where and the food at the Gristmill and the Gruene River restaurant was excellent. This is our second Christmas visit to the area. It is well worth traveling across the country to San Antonio and Gruene and New Braunfels and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little town. We've really enjoyed our time here so far. Decent restaurants, we enjoyed Mozies. Lots of cool shops. Some even offer beer to husbands while their wives shop. There's also some cool places to enjoy wine and beer. Definitely hit Gruene, pronounced Green,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 890dawnd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gruene is a lovely place to walk around and enjoy the shops. There are some great restaurants and the General store is well worth a visit. It is a short walk to the river for tubing and simply enjoying a day by the river. Definitely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rosemaryw0705
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gruene is a little hard to find even after you hear about it and are advised to go there. They have been working on the roads/freeway/ring route and so it was a challenge to get there today on Jan.4. Easiest way is to follow the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Gruene, pronounced Green for some reason?? On the Sunday before Christmas as we were staying locally in some cabins. Parking was free on several places. We went to a lively pottery shop with handmade items, very talented artist making things as we walked...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ameribrit2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Greune Historic District is one of the treasures of Texas. Located within the environs of New Braunfels, this community settled by German immigrants became a ghost town after the impact of the boll weevil nearly 100 years ago. Today it is a thriving shopping...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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November 18, 2018|
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Response from 766donalds | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. We got there at 10:00ish and stayed until around 4:00pm. They were open that long anyway.
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I love My New Braunfels Vacation - They do fully furnished condo and homes on the river and the surrounding areas. Their prices are reasonable and I love how everyone is together in one location during vacation. The prices... More
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niki e
May 6, 2018|
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Response from R A | Reviewed this property |
Fredericksburg! It’s about 70 miles west, northwest of New Braunfels. Beautiful little town. Great German food! Sprechen Zoe Duetsch? Many people there do😊. Lots of beer, wurst and fun shops too. During the summer you’ll... More
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