The cowboy capital of the world. In this community, located 50 miles northwest of San Antonio in Texas to 16 years, can not throw a shoe without hitting a ranch rodeo ground, western clothing store or salon.

Heritage Flags West is a major attraction for travelers today, but its roots go back to the founding of Texas. Bandera Pass, located twelve miles north of TX 173, was the first site of numerous battles between the Spanish and the Apaches and Comanches. According to local legend, a flag (or banner in Spanish) was placed here to mark the boundary between the forces.

Today the Wild West in the atmosphere of the town and surrounding ranches in. If you like "cowboy" for a few days on a ranch or just take a pair of boots and western songs dance along Main Street, Bandera has plenty of opportunities to get in touch with your inner cowboy.

Ranchos friend: Flag is well known for its many ranches, the perfect way for you and your family to experience life as a cowboy for a few days. Properties such as L Guest Ranch flight, Maya Ranch Dixie Dude Ranch and Guest Ranch Twin Elm will keep you busy with horseback riding, carriage rides, fishing, cookouts, and much more. It has no previous experience to enjoy horse ranches. In general, customer rates include three meals a day, and western entertainment programs for children, even under supervision. "During the summer months, expect a minimum stay at many ranches.

Rodeos: Flag is also synonymous with rodeos. Favorite place every Tuesday and Friday during the summer at the ranch rooms with two beds Elm. For professional action, check out the Cowboy Capital PRCA Rodeo, held in May.

Honky Tonks: Another city can call the club, but there is nothing fancy about Bandera; this town proudly calls their downtown bars honky tonks. Live country music can be found almost every night. One of the best known is the blue Arkey silver dollar. Do not miss the floor covered with sawdust (to encourage plenty of boot scootin '). Also on the main street, the Cabaret Dancehall has shook to the sounds of country music for seven decades and often receives many renowned acts.

Cowboys on Main: During the summer months, downtown Bandera is transformed today with an event called Cowboys on Main. Scheduled 13:00-16: 00 right on Main Street, the event will feature riding cowboys, storytellers, trick ropers, musicians, and more. The event is sponsored by the history of life project Frontier Times Museum. Save some time to get a concession in the Frontier Times Museum. The museum dates back to 1927 and is a good place to learn more about the early days of Banderas through cowboy paraphernalia, Native American arrowheads, and prehistoric artifacts

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