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Mmm, Gruene, Texas!

I have been visiting Gruene since there was basically nothing there but a dance hall and a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
San Antonio, Texas
Great Place to visit

This is an awesome place to visit.and shop. It's fun to walk around and see all the different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pearland, Texas
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A former ghost town that offers a General Store and souvenir shops as well as THE Gristmill and Gruene Hall.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been visiting Gruene since there was basically nothing there but a dance hall and a saddle-making factory. Of course, Gruene was "its own little town way before that, but had become basically a ghost town until the late 70s. It has grown exponentially,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome place to visit.and shop. It's fun to walk around and see all the different shops and places to eat.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank paydayprinciples
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very unique and charming town. Known to be where George Strait got his start. Shops had very nice items and well prices. Parking was a couple blocks so you would need to be able to walk. But so worth you time to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little shops to explore around town. Everything is close and within walking distance. It’s nice to escape into the shops from the heat outside too.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RNA130
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience Texas the way it used to be, make sure you visit the historic town of Gruene . Gruene was settled by German immigrant Ernst Gruene, who planted cotton crops, and was joined by 20-30 families. They built houses, a Mercantile,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Hoperenoodle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the downtown area of Gruene. The places to eat were authentic and had views of the river. The food was great also. Lots of places to shop. It offered easy access to more commercial areas to shop if you wanted. We would stay...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sparkletoes13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 3 days in New Braunfels. Went on week end to historic district, lots of walking, live music in several places.. visited a crafts fair down the street, . Also went to Buckees, BarB Q place, Landa park visited thrice, enjoyed ducks & deer..etc..Lots to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Roam544356
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is just a treasure trove of unique businesses. Found some great local wine tastings, and antique browsing is great, but don't forget to stop into the general store!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SusanSos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was a quaint little part of town. unforntunately it was extremely hot that day so by noon it was too hot to be walking thru the district. lots of neat little shops, mostly tourist stuff and as to be expected- expensive. worth the trip...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lisa e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An incredible & wonderful place with numerous restaurants & shops. A highlight of our anniversary trip & we’ll be returning soon! From the dance hall to friendly shop owners to tasty restaurants ..... it’s just a fun fun place😊😊

Date of experience: June 2019
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May 19, 2019|
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Response from Hatwoman | Reviewed this property |
Most shops around Gruene Hall are open 10am-6pm on Sundays. Some are open 10-9pm on Sundays (like places to eat/drink). Enjoy
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.
August 13, 2018|
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Response from DMB529 | Reviewed this property |
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