- The list below includes 52 free or cheap things to do in or near Bandera, Texas, including 39 different types of inexpensive activities like Farms & Ranches, History Museums, National & State Parks and Nature & Wildlife Areas.
- From Medina River to Bandera City Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Bandera and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Kerrville, Boerne and Comfort.
Situated along a private piece of land, the Stricker Trail Rides allow both novices and advanced riders to enjoy themselves along the trail through the area. Both individual and group rides require an appointment.
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Established in 1953, Mooney Aviation Company Factory Tours provides visitors the opportunity to explore the factories used to make the company's signature single engine aircraft. Visitors learn about the entire building process while traveling through the 270,000 square-foot facility.
The old west theme park known as the Enchanted Springs Ranch covers a large piece of Texas Hill Country. The 86 acre working ranch is a prominent tourist attraction that is home to a herd of Texas Longhorns, buffalo, deer, horses, and zebras.
The Gypsy Bluebird Studio is a small art gallery operated and filled with works by local artist Kathleen Sullivan Kridler. Works in the gallery include custom made boots, jackets and bags, mixed media, and many others.
One of the newer parks in the county is the Joshua Springs Park & Preserve. Both the Little Joshua Creek and Allen Creek run through the very large park, offering specific fishing spots and opportunities to kayak and paddle canoes.
The Downright Texas Gallery & Shop is a store that specializes in the sales of a variety of antiques and other artwork. In addition to antique furniture, the shop also contains paintings and stained glass from a multitude of artists.
Hill Country Paddle Sports provides sales and rentals of all equipment necessary for stand up paddleboarding, as well as providing paddleboarding yoga classes. They also have both single and double kayaks for rent.
Hill Country Distillers is a distillery that produces moonshine and brandy and also offers food and cocktails at their bar and patio. They feature music and TVs, and the facility is dog-friendly and includes a pen.
Dedicated to the German patriots that were killed for siding with the Union during the Civil War, Treue Der Union Monument features an informative plaque that explains the historical event. The monument is a large stone pillar surrounded by trees.
Gray's Equine is a small equestrian facility offering several equestrian related services. Services offered include boarding, riding lessons, horse training, horse showing, hauling, lunging, mane pulling, and body clipping. Boarding includes daily turnout, feed, and hay 3 times per day.