Bandera, Texas...Cowboy Capital of the World
Situated in one of the naturally beautiful areas
of Texas, Bandera County beckons visitors to share a taste of the
Old West set against a backdrop of the spectacular scenery of the
Texas Hill Country.
Bandera's title, "Cowboy Capital of the World" originated
when it became a staging area for the great cattle drives of yesteryear.
When ranching fell on hard times in the 1930's, an enterprising
rancher decided to take in "dudes" to help him through the
depression. An exciting new industry was born!
It continues to flourish today with a number of excellent Dude
Ranches operating throughout Bandera County, Texas. Confirming
as the "Cowboy Capital of the World", a bronze monument, honoring
the many National Rodeo Champions who call Bandera, Texas, home,
stands on the courthouse lawn. Enhancing the western character,
a working blacksmith's shop on Main Street recalls the horse-and-buggy
era when the forge was the center of every town's activities.
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Bandera, Texas Convention and Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 171
Bandera, Texas 78003
Phone: (830) 796-3045
Fax: (830) 796-4121