Nestled in central Texas, this little town (pop. 900 or so) holds a "really big place in the hearts of Texans," and is a regular destination for weekend motorcyclists from the big cities of Austin and San Antonio. Also attracted to this crossroads of State Highways 16 and 173 are "Winter Texans" -- those snowbirding RVers from "Up North" who still remember John Wayne and watch reruns of Gunsmoke in black-and-white.
|Walkway in downtown Bandera, TX (Julianne G. Crane)|
Rich in early western history, "after the Civil War, Bandera was used as a staging area for cattle drives to Dodge City and beyond. Each year during Labor Day weekend, Bandera holds a longhorn cattle drive through the streets of Bandera."
|Motorcycles, horses line Main Street. (Julianne G. Crane)|
|Chamber of Commerce (Julianne G. Crane)|
Chamber of Commerce
331 Main Street
P.O. Box 2445
Bandera, TX 78003
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