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Bandera Natural History Museum

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Great place for kids

This museum is really cool to see. It isn't huge, but it is the perfect size to bring kids to. Both... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Antonio, Texas
Great find

Absolutely delightful small museum. Definitely makes plans to visit when you’re in town. Very... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
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“dinosaur dig”(3 reviews)
“life size”(3 reviews)
“big game”(2 reviews)
Replicas of Dinosaurs, Ice Age animals, and educational play stations are located on the eight acre grounds. Inside there are over 100 full-body animal mounts positioned in hand-painted dioramas portraying their natural habitats. An international...more
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267 Old San Antonio Hwy,, Bandera, TX 78003
+1 830-328-5090
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is really cool to see. It isn't huge, but it is the perfect size to bring kids to. Both my kids can walk the whole thing and see everything more than once. The dinosaurs are so cool to look at and even though...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delightful small museum. Definitely makes plans to visit when you’re in town. Very education, entertaining, fun...

Thank InezLady
Reviewed 11 August 2018

They've done an awesome job with their displays. Many of the items have been donated from an personal collection. It's a really great venue off the beaten path. Visit if you are in the area.

Thank hickss85
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We weren’t expecting much coming into this museum. Boy were we surprised! This museum is only 2 years old and consists of mostly a wide variety of stuffed animals the museum founder has hunted over the years. They did an amazing job of the scenery...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Although I am not normally a fan of "stuffed" animals, the displays in this beautiful little museum are wonderful. Outside, there is an awesome bunch of gigantic dinosaur replicas, as well as a place to excavate dinosaur "bones." I've recommended this place to several friends...More

Thank RailFan1962
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

A must for young and adults alike. Must see the inside...that’s where it’s all at! Wondrous, engaging, entertaining and educational! The outside even has a sandbox to find dinosaur bones and build a dinosaur on wall with bones found. The outside has a large scale...More

Thank rg208
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I made an unplanned visit here today, and I was so happy we did! A museum docent gave us a personal tour as she escorted us through the museum’s main hall and six habitat dioramas. She was a wealth of information and...More

Thank Maria R
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We did not expect to find a museum like this here in central Texas. The planning for this started 6 years ago an only open for 2 years. A great selection of animals from the southern U.S. central an south America, Africa an beyond. We...More

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Good museum for the location. Was expecting something more of the natural history of the "local" area than of pre-historic dinosaurs. Was expecting much more than just a group of stuffed animal displays. Very pricey admission for what they had to offer. No special admission...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I finally took the time to visit the Bandera Natural History Museum and was quite surprised and impressed. The facility is very clean and the staff friendly and informative. You can walk through the museum at your own pace. There is 100+ animals on display...More

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cheryl p a
12 March 2017|
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Response from mjschumacher2017 | Property representative |
Yes, you may bring your food and drinks. We have picnic tables outside on a patio and around the grounds.
cheryl p a
10 February 2017|
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Response from davep386 | Reviewed this property |
$10 for adult