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“Cool Little 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.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Cool Little Museum”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is a cool little museum in the town of Cowboy Capital Bandera, TX. If you happen to be in this part of Texas the Frontier Times Museum is a nice divergence to your trip. It's a big facility with several rooms of late 1800's/early 1900's artifacts. Everything from the evolution of barbed wire, to early coffee makers, early hair curling devices and oddities like two head sheep under one roof. It's fun to walk through and check out every little item!

Visited April 2014
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“What a great museum”
Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

This museum was unbelievable. Everything was donated. They had items from all over the world. There's a small entry fee but well worth it. One could probably spend hours here. We spent about 2 hours. That was kind of skimming over it. Highly recommend it.

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1 Thank Pete S
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Austin, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Place in Time”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

The Frontier Times Museum in Bandera is a 'must see' for visitors & residents alike. So many wonderful artifacts from Bandera's early day's as a cypress shingle manufacturer, cattle ranching, and trueCowboy Heritage. If you're interested in Texas Hill Country history, the place is a literal treasure trove of information & items from the past.
5 stars for the Frontier Times Museum!

Visited September 2013
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2 Thank 1954bratt
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Wallace
Level 6 Contributor
318 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Varied displays”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Pretty large for a small town. Varied collection. Employee was quite informative also. A must see when in Bandera.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Larry W
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York, Maine
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

This was my first time in Bandera and it was awesome. This museum has so much in it. Not at all what I expected for a small town. Most everything was donated and it was from all over the world! The amount of things to look at was unbelievable. It actually took me two days to get through it all. The memories some of those things brought me was incredible. I sure saw a lot I had never seen before as well.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Eleanor D
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