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Things to Do Near Bandera, Texas

Come visit Bandera Crossing Resort, in the heart of the Hill Country. Our property has so much to explore! Bandera Crossing is a designated Wildlife Management area. Come walk the property and nature trails. Enjoy horseback riding, scenic drives, hiking and biking, kayaking and tubing, dark-sky stargazing, and many more activities when you stay at Bandera Crossing Resort.

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Antique Stores and Historical Sites

Nothing gives insight into the minds of a people than looking at their history. The Texas spirit is one of bravery, adventure, and family values, and this is evidently true if you peer through our history. Find the hidden treasures available in rural Texas for a reasonable price!
Bandera City Park

Bandera City Park offers a variety of fun activities. There's picnic areas with pavilions and BBQ pits, perfect for a family get-together. Swim, relax in the sun, explore the fascinating wildlife and enjoy the beautiful view of Medina River.
Bandera General Store

This fascinating store is filled with a collection of antiques and sells a variety of things ranging from salsa to cowboy hats. Check out the old fashioned soda fountain or purchase a nice, refreshing ice cream cone. Different flavors of salsas and jams are sold exclusively here at Bandera General Store.
Bandera Natural History Museum

Bandera Natural History Museum is a fun place for all ages. Step into the past and dig up dinosaur bones in the bone digging station or stop by the Twiga Cafe. This amazing museum focuses on education and entertainment for everyone.
Bars and Entertainment Near Bandera, Texas

Take a break from the regular hustle and bustle of daily life and experience the excitement of Bandera's night clubs, breweries, and bars. Whether you come to enjoy the live music with an ice cold beer or just need a getaway, you're sure to have the night of your life.
Best 2021 Festivals near Bandera, Texas

Bandera, Texas and the surrounding towns and cities have some of the best festivals around. Listen to local music, look at chalk art, eat good food and more! Check out our list of the best upcoming festivals near Bandera, Texas here.
Best Little Towns in Central Texas

Central Texas has some of the most fascinating small towns you’ll ever come across. While they all share the history and culture that makes Texas, well, Texas, each town is unique in its own way.
Best Shopping Places Near Bandera, Texas

Take home an inexpensive piece of Texas to your friends and family by visiting the various shops throughout Bandera, Texas or nearby towns or cities like Fredericksburg or Ingram.
Best things to do near San Antonio

San Antonio is a great place to visit if you’re into history and Texan-Mexican restaurants. The city is one of the most visited cities in the United States and the most visited city in Texas.
Frontier Times Museum

Come and see the amazing discoveries and oddities from the past. Frontier Times Museum is an eye-catching attraction with a collection of intriguing items such as the two-faced goat, the very first piano brought to Bandera, and a collection of fossils and arrow heads. This magnificent museum teaches about the curiosities of the early history of Bandera.
Garner State Park

Garner State Park is the perfect place to camp and hike. Spend the weekend swimming or canoeing in the Frio River and enjoy the stunning view of the wildlife. Garner State Park also offers equipment rentals, barbecue pits, miniature golf and so much more.
Government Canyon State Natural Area

Government Canyon State Natural Area has so much to offer with more than 40 miles of trails, some of which have the only known dinosaur tracks in Bexar County. Admire the scenery on a relaxing picnic or enjoy the variety of fun activities such as hiking, geocaching, camping, and more.
Hill Country State Natural Area

Hill Country State Natural Area offers a wide range of fun things to do in the outdoors. Some of the best activities include camping , hiking and horseback riding. The hiking trails range from easy to difficult, giving you the option to choose a steeper trail or a more easygoing path. Bring your own horse for a ride through the prairie with proper stalls and water troughs provided.
Lost Maples State Natural Area

Lost Maples State Natural Area is known for the beautiful autumn colors. It's the perfect place to admire nature on a relaxing hike or staying the night in a campsite which includes water and electricity. Bird watch during the day and stargaze during the night.
Medina Lake

There's so much to explore at Medina Lake. While staying at the offered campsites, Medina Lake gives you the options to bike, fish, hunt, hike, and so much more. Another popular activity available is birding, you could have the chance to bird watch during spring migration or summer nesting.
Medina River Activities Near Bandera, Texas

The Medina River is one of south-central Texas’ most iconic attractions. Here, you can enjoy kayaking, tubing, picnicking, and swimming on one of the most well-know rivers in Texas. And, the best part? Bandera Crossing Resort is right next to Medina River.
Musicians and Texas Hill Country

Texas Hill Country is famous for its great music, and for its great musicians. Many of country music's most respected artist play this area, regularly. We've listed a few of our favorites on this page.
Old Tunnel State Park

Old Tunnel State Park has unique activities for your enjoyment. Come and participate in Bat Emergence and attend the nightly educational presentations, watch as the bats emerge during the night out of their tunnel. Take a hike and go bird watching on the half-mile trail.
Twisted Sisters 100-Mile Loop

Want to ride through the wild west? While you may be able to find yourself a horse at the local stables, you might be looking for something with a bit more kick. Renting or buying a motorcycle for a classic Texas joy ride is the most adrenaline-inducing experience you’ll find in the Lone Star State.
Upcoming 2021 Rodeos near Bandera, TX

Being the Cowboy Capital of Texas, Bandera, Texas constantly has rodeos going on to bring the community together. You can also visit some of the nearby cities and towns to watch their rodeos, too.
Utopia City Park

There's always something to do at Utopia City Park. Enjoy swimming, fishing or canoeing in the lake or have a picnic at your campsite. It even offers a huge dance floor and a stage with plenty of space for kids to run and play.
Wild Things Around Bandera Crossing Resort

Did we mention Bandera Crossing Resort is a designated Wildlife Management Area? Well, it is. At Bandera Crossing Resort, we provide a safe haven for a variety of wildlife native to this part of Texas.
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