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The George Ranch Historical Park's history follows family lines beginning in 1824 and spans more than 100 years. Just 30 miles southwest of downtown Houston, the Park is located on a 20,000 acre working ranch featuring historic homes, costumed...more
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One of the original land grants from the Mexican government to settlers before Texas was a State. Located outside of Richmond Texas in Fort Bend County where Stephen F. Austin brought the first 300 settlers to Texas.
We had a wonderful experience learning Texas history and seeing homes . Strongly recommend the cattle show ! The photo below depicts the dipping vat where cattle were dipped to remove ticks. Interesting story . The cowboys and girls and most of the interpreters were...More
This place is the best ever. It gives you the history and the feel of how it was in the past. Enjoyed the cattle and pictures with the Long Horns. My favorite was the blacksmith area and the cattle roundup.
Excellent place for family to learn about the pioneer days. Watch cowboys and pioneer people act out the old days. Visit some of the exhibits they have. When they have special events - sometimes State Park is there with animals, other vendors there - just...More
Went with a teenager and spent 4 hours exploring. See it all if you go. All of the activities are worth your time. You will learn a lot about TX history. A fun place for all ages. We packed a lunch, which allowed us to...More
We visited with family from out of town. For the most part all staff was very friendly and informative. The cattle roping demonstration was awesome. The cowboys and cowgirls were very nice and paused during their discussion for questions to be asked. The kids even...More
My husband and I visited yesterday with our 5 and 6 year old children. As the school holidays hadn't started yet the place was very quiet and at times it felt we had it to ourselves which was fantastic. Every member of staff that we...More
For a place that was supposed to be fun for my child and his classmates, I feel it has been one of the worst experiences. Staff was not friendly, the only exception was the woman that gave us a tour of the White House in...More
Response from Jennifer F | Property representative |
Hi Linda -- You should easily be able to stay away from the horses on the walking loop. The horses are only at the 1930s George Cattle Complex area and the path branches off so you can bypass the barns. And you can... More
Hi Linda -- You should easily be able to stay away from the horses on the walking loop. The horses are only at the 1930s George Cattle Complex area and the path branches off so you can bypass the barns. And you can definitely visit the 1830s, 1860s and 1890s areas with zero problem. Hope that helps! -- Jennifer
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Dude ranch (11 Replies)
Hello! I'm looking for a dude ranch somewhere between San Antonio and Houston? I know there there are quite a few to pick from in Bandera and areas north and west of San Antonio, but in order to get through our proposed itenerary we're looking for one that we can visit en route to Houston from San Antonio. I know of the George Ranch Historical Park and the Blisswood b&b but I don't think either give the same experience as the ranches in Bandera?! Does anyone have any suggestions? ...More
February 08, 2017|
I don't know of any outside of Bandera, which is about an hour outside of San Antonio. George Ranch is nothing like a dude ranch of Bandera. If it will help your itinerary, not all of the ranches in Bandera require a 2 night stay. I know the Rancho Cortez offers a day trip: a morning ride, lunch and an afternoon ride again and a ride to see the Longhorn. You can ride into Bandera between the rides and see that area if you wanted. It's not a dude ranch, but if you are here in March, the...More