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“Texas as many pretend but there it is.”

Gruene Historic District
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Owner description: A former ghost town that offers a General Store and souvenir shops as well as THE Gristmill and Gruene Hall.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Nice little "town" on the edge of New Braunfels. You drive in through a residential neighborhood then, there you are: weathered clapboard buildings and houses; restaurants and shops; the music hall (oldest in Texas); and just two contour intervals above the river (where folks tube and raft).

Try the "Gristmill" but there are other dining options. Lots of parking available which is a good thing because folks come from all over.

The words "authentic" and "funky" come to mind.

Wish we'd had more time.

2  Thank Christopher I
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Nice little historic district with a good antique show, and several other fun shops. Gristmill is neat restaurant - we'd already eaten when we found it, but loved visiting. Be sure and stand under the giant windchimes.

Thank NancyFance
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This tourist area has really grown in the past couple of years. There are many shops to enjoy and the Greene Hall is always cool. The Gristmill is a must;

Thank Carrie H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We stopped in Gruene on our way to Austin on a sleepy, misty March Sunday during market days when we were the only ones in town. It was very easy to find a place to park. Bet that's not the case during high season. Nothing was open except a few booths in the market area, but we picked up a walking map and took a delightful tour of town that included peeking in shop windows and taking a stroll to the river. This is a gem of a place to visit if you love small, quaint towns, history and architecture. Not for those expecting an amusement park. Well-worth getting off the highway to visit.

Thank Susan05821
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Did this visit during the week in April. Not too crowded and not hot. Weather was perfect. Did some great shopping. Tasted some wines, listened to some great music. Definitely do it again

Thank Checktwice2309
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