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Medina Park


Medina River Park

This kayak-able, canoe-able river winds around three sides of the city of Bandera effectively separating the city from the Dude Ranches that surround it.

Tall, graceful cypress and oak line the banks of the river giving generous and cooling shade to the hot days of south Texas.

Many a young person has spent a lazy day here fishin; and floatin'.


What to do with your old boots and plates

Bandera's Main Street is loaded with interesting stores that stock all those things that just speak of cowboys. From hats to boots you can get it there.

Anyone need a bird house?

Cowboy Bird
11thSt Bar


Bandera Honky Tonks

Honky Tonks are the center of "The Cowboy Capital of Texas." Ernest Tubb once brought his Texas Troubadours to Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar for some great country music. This picture is of the Bikers' 11th Street Bar.

Willie Nelson has often visited, as do local boys Bruce and Charlie Robison. You might land in town on "stomping night" or for a Sunday jam. You might spot country singer Robert Earle Keen or one of the Dixie Chicks or Ernest Tubb, Darrell McCall, Johnny Bush, or Dustin Lowe.

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