Bandera, Medina, and Vanderpool

Vanderpool, Texas

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Bandera, “The Cowboy Capital of the World.” This town is well known for its plentiful dude ranches, country-western music, rodeos, and horse racing. Once part of the “Wild West,” Bandera Pass was the site of many battles between Spanish conquistadors and both Apache and Comanche Indians. Legend has it that following a battle with the Apaches in 1732, a flag (or bandera in Spanish) was hung at the pass to mark the boundary between the two opposing forces. Bandera has open rodeos weekly from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This guide from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of San Antonio. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.

Bandera, Medina, and Vanderpool Professional Review and Guide

"Bandera, “The Cowboy Capital of the World.” This town is well known for its plentiful dude ranches, country-western music, rodeos, and horse racing. Once part of the “Wild West,” Bandera Pass was the site of many battles between Spanish conquistadors and both Apache and Comanche Indians. Legend has it that following a battle with the Apaches in 1732, a flag (or bandera in Spanish) was hung at the pass to mark the boundary between the two opposing forces. Bandera has open rodeos weekly from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

This guide from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of San Antonio. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Vanderpool
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Bandera, Medina, and Vanderpool

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