Jack Glover's Cowboy Museum

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Jack Glover's Cowboy Museum

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Rick O
Porter, TX5 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
It is with very sad heart that I update my previous review. We were on one of our regular visits to Wimberley in September. We were amazed at the devastation in the Wimberley area. We all heard about the terrible flood that happened over the Memorial holiday weekend, but until you actually see the devastation, you have no idea of what those poor people went thru. Driving down River Rd you can tell where the water line was on some of the houses that are left and by the height of where the trees broke off or actually bent over in a 90 degree angle. It was estimated that the wall of water that came thru the river there was over 50 feet high.

When we got to Pioneer Town, we found that most of the cabins were destroyed. I was very happy to see that Jack's museum was not damaged. I was looking forward to seeing old Jack again but got the most devastating news of all. Jack had passed away in August. His wife told me the bad news. We shared a hug and some fond memories. The state if Texas has truly lost one of it's greatest natural treasures. Jack was more than just another old guy who lived here. His history, his talents and his stories were amazing. He had met people that most of us had only read about, had done more in his life that most of us could only dream about and seen more changes in his lifetime than most of us could imagine. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

I do not know what will happen to the museum. I was told that they will probably sell the property where Pioneer Town is now instead of rebuilding. I think the family is considering moving the museum back to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I hope they keep us updated. I would definitely go to see it in the new location. I would like to see them keep Jack's history and his legacy alive. Rest in peace my good friend. It was an honor for me to get to know you.
Written October 20, 2015
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Rick O
Porter, TX5 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
We were in Wimberley this weekend and happened to find Pioneer Town where Jack's museum is located.I am very happy to say that Jack is still very much alive and well. He will be 90 in February but still gets around very well and is one of the most interesting people I have ever met. I could sit and listen to him talk for hours about anything. He has seen more changes in his lifetime than most of us will ever dream of and has stories to tell about most of them. His museum is a MUST see. It costs nothing to enter but there is a donation box. After seeing all that he has collected and put on display and listening to his stories, you can't help but feel compelled to want to fill that box.

My wife and I went on Friday and were the only people there. We thought we would go in for a quick look. We must have stayed for 2 hours and went back on Saturday to see Jack again. If you go plan on staying a while, you will be glad you did. Jack has a way of making everyone a friend. I will definitely stop in to see him every time I can.
Written October 27, 2013
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SandR2011
Illinois93 contributions
Sep 2015
We enjoyed the Cowboy Museum. Unfortunately, Jack Glover passed away on August 25, 2015 just a week prior to our visit. RIP Jack. His obituary included a lot of information about the man and the history of how he gathered the many items on display in his Cowboy Museum. I tried to post it but Trip Advisor wouldn't allow.
Written September 28, 2015
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AlwaysATexasGirl
Dakota Dunes, SD9 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
We found out right before we went in the museum that Jack Glover had passed away 2 weeks before our visit. From the reviews I had read, he was the reason why this was a popular place to visit. He made the history and artifacts come alive. There was only a lady sitting behind the counter and we looked at everything by ourselves. It was ok, nothing to write home about. Wish we had been able to meet Jack Glover.
Written November 1, 2015
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX2,279 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
We were looking for a side trip with friends and their kids to learn about Texas history in a fun manner. Finding a number to call for information was not easy! We ended up calling the "hotel" next to the Pioneer Town. They said that the town and museum were open.

When we arrived, the only thing open was the game room/ice cream parlor. The museum had a sign that the owner (only employee?) was out for surgery. Why the hotel did not know that is a big question.

The Pioneer Town is not a great place to visit. The place is an assemblage of buildings designed to "look" old/historic. They have not done well in the effort. The only two buildings of any interest are the bottle house and the cabin. The bottle house is exactly that--made with mortar and bottles. It is interesting. The cabin is also a nice structure, but nothing out of the ordinary.

The kids enjoyed seeing the "town" and that was all that was really important! This will not be on our list of "things to do in Wimberly!" Wimberly is a great little historic town with some good places to eat. Some shopping and Lions Day on the first Saturday of each month. There is not a lot to do, but it is a decent side trip that our friends enjoyed.
Written August 26, 2016
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Candice L
Albuquerque, NM8 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
The owner Jack was there and a really kind and filled with great memories. It's amazing how one mans life can create this little treasure
Written August 23, 2015
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shargurl
West Columbia, TX128 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
We met Jack Glover and was amazed by his museum. Lots of stuff to look at, and some of the things were well over one hundred years old. Jack was great to talk to, that man has lived a real good life!
Written July 22, 2015
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SpringBranch
Spring Branch, TX28 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
We were the only ones there early one morning and so were free to walk and see the old building as we pleased. The old log cabin that was once in Comal County and moved was nice. Compared to the cabin at LBJ park.
Written March 28, 2015
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Douglas S
Chatham, NY26 contributions
Jun 2014 • Solo
With a stop in Wimberly, Tx a wonderful place to visit, by talking with a shop owner, my son and I discovered that there was a old time country town set up close by. It is called Pioneer Town and a must see Cowboy & Indian Museum. The star of the museum is Jack Glover a real special cowboy and historian. For myself at 66 and my son now nearly 44 this was a once in a lifetime experience. We enjoyed our time with Jack and will treasure the experiance for the rest of our years.

Thank you Jack for every thing you have done to make this such a special place.

Doug Stalker visitor from Chatham, NY
Written June 9, 2014
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tlhop911
Corpus Christi, TX3 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
a must visit when in the area. we sometime just visit only to say hi to old Jack. He is a museum all by himself
Written May 1, 2014
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