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“Very Interesting Museum”

Frontier Times Museum
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Bandera
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Includes many early pioneer items, some very unusual.
Marlton, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
677 reviews
390 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 575 helpful votes
“Very Interesting Museum”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

This place does not look like much from the outside and even when you get inside, it is not fancy and modern like city museums. But what it is does offer is interesting bits of history of this area. Every inch is crammed with different relics. There is information about past sheriffs of the town, including one that was killed. There are old McGuffey readers, pictures of past town residents, Indian headresses, an old piano, etc. The museum has a back room as well as a front room. The woman who runs it is very kind and eager to try to help you. There aren't too many of these kinds of museums around anymore and this one is very cute. We almost weren't going to stop because it didn't appear to be much from the outside, but we were glad that we did.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Boerne, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Talk about some of the most interesting and unusual displays that I have ever seen in a museum. One of the most unusual is a mummified squirrel found in someone's attic. It is worth a visit if you like the not-so-run-of-the-mill museums.

Visited February 2012
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San Antonio
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Another Roadside Attraction”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

...and that is high praise. Not enough of these kind of mildly eccentric, fascinating places to visit left around. A must-see for all serious students of Americana.

Visited January 2012
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Thank TeDigo
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MO
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Learned some history”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

Visited in Dec. 2010. A very nice little museum full of the area's history. Interesting. Someone has taken a lot of time with this museum which is in the town of Bandera.

Visited December 2012
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Exotic meets ..strange?”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

I found out about the museum through a Groupon and was excited to visit. The museum is large enough (considering how small Bandera is) and I was able to spend an hour or so viewing the exhibits. In the back they have an exhibit on barbed wire (actually very cool!) and championship horses from the local area. I was slightly disgusted by an exhibit that featured a squirrel carcass someone found in their attic; I also wonder what this has to do with the history of the area. The museum was okay but I would have liked to know more about how the city came to be and why it advertises itself as the "Cowboy Capital of the World."

Visited June 2012
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