Bandera, Texas is known as the "Cowboy Capital of the World" due to its long history of cattle ranching and rodeo culture. It has been a popular tourist destination and is known for keeping its old western charm and natural beauty that many small towns eventually fade from. Bandera is located in what is known as the "Hill country" region of Texas. It is referred to the Hill Country for its rolling hills and picturesque landscape. As the origin of the Great Western Cattle Trail, Bandera earned its cowboy identity. More than 2,000 miles of North American prairies were traveled by its network of paths. These trails were once recognized as the longest cattle drive in the world and it successfully spread the reputation of the Texas Longhorn.
Bandera is home to several rodeos and cowboy events throughout the year most of them featured at Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena. The long list of events shows the celebrated western history of this town. The long list of events include: https://www.banderacowboycapital.com/events
Frontier Times Museum's Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo
ANNUAL BANDERA COUNTY JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW (started in 1936)
BANDERA CATTLE COMPANY GUNFIGHTERS (Shows monthly)
COWBOY CAPITAL TRAIL RIDE TO SAN ANTONIO (Annual)
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY MUSICFEST (11th Annual)
Cowboy Mardi Gras Bull Riding
Thunder in the Hill Country-Texas Hill Country Bike Week
RANCHING HERITAGE DAY
BANDERA PRO RODEO MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND STAMPEDE RODEO
Memorial Day Parade
NATIONAL DAY OF THE AMERICAN COWBOY
The Hill Country State Natural Area (HCSNA) is located in Bandera (10600 Bandera Creek Rd) and hosts many visitors and events such as the annual HOKA Bandera Endurance Trail Races (100k, 50k, 25k, Youth 1 mi). For hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders, the Hill Country State Natural Area offers rustic camping, backpacking, nature viewing, and multiuse paths. Learn more about the rocky canyons, picturesque plateaus, and peaceful creek bottoms that make up this old 5,000 acre ranch located northwest of San Antonio: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/hill-country
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11th St Lounge - The Biggest Little Bar In Texas, serving up beer and country western swing music in Bandera, Texas. (Old picture but still kicking today)
Sinclair Service Station - Main St. - Bandera, Texas.
The old Bandera town jailhouse - 1881 - Bandera, Texas.
Silver Spur Ranch - Bandera, Texas
The old Huffmeyer Store - Main St. Bandera, Texas.