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Bandera, Texas...Cowboy Capital of the World
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, Texas

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 Bandera 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
Toll-Free: 1-800-364-3833
Fax: (830) 796-4121

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