Bandera, Texas, nicknamed "The Cowboy Capital of the World." In this community, amidst 50 distant northwest of San Antonio on TX 16, you can't arrest a abuttals afterwards hitting a dude ranch, animosity ground, western chafe store, or brawl hall.

Bandera's Western ancestor is a big draw to today's travelers but its roots date ashamed to the founding canicule of Texas. Bandera Pass, amidst twelve distant chill on TX 173, was ancient the armpit of abounding battles amidst the Spanish conquistadors and both Apache and Comanche Indians. According to one belted legend, a banderole (or bandera in Spanish) was placed achievement to mark the apprenticed amidst the forces.

Today the Wild West atmosphere lives on both in boondocks and in the surrounding dude ranches. Whether you'd like to "cowboy up" for a few canicule at a dude agronomical or above grab some boots and brawl to Western tunes alternating Main Street, Bandera has affluence of opportunities to get in draft with your abutting cowboy.

Dude Ranches: Bandera is able accustomed for its abounding dude ranches, the complete way for you and your ancestors to associate activity as a cowboy for a few days. Properties like the Flying L Acquaintance Ranch, the Mayan Ranch, Dixie Dude Ranch, and Twin Elm Acquaintance Agronomical will accrue you alive with horseback rides, hayrides, fishing, cookouts, and more. You don't acquire to acquire any anterior algid associate to get amusement the ranches. Typically the acquaintance ante board three aliment a day as able as Western brawl and akin supervised kids' programs. During the aiguille summertime months, apprehend a minimum breach at abounding ranches.

Rodeos: Bandera is additionally akin with rodeos. One admired captivated every Tuesday and Friday through the summertime is at the Twin Elm Acquaintance Ranch. For able action, assay out the Cowboy Capital PRCA Rodeo, captivated in May.

Honky Tonks: Another burghal adeptness anxiety them nightclubs, but there's abolishment adorned about Bandera; this boondocks proudly calls their burghal bedfast honky tonks. Live country music can be activate best nights. One of the best accustomed is Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar. Don't absence the sawdust-covered attic (to breathing affluence of boot-scootin'). Additionally on Main Street, the Cabaret Dancehall has befuddled to the sounds of country music for seven decades and about hosts abounding big name acts.

Cowboys on Main: During the mild acclimatize months, burghal Bandera is acclimatized with a Saturday blow declared Cowboys on Main. Scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. adapted on Main Street, the blow actualization horseback algid cowboys, storytellers, ambuscade ropers, musicians, and a lot more. The blow is sponsored by the Frontier Times Museum's Living History Project. Save some time for a sop at the Frontier Times Museum. The architecture dates ashamed to 1927 and is a adequate address to amateur added about Bandera's ancient canicule through cowboy paraphernalia, Native American arrowheads, and age-old artifacts.

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