- 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.
Depicting a history of the agriculture industry in Boerne, the Agricultural Heritage Center is full of artifacts, models, stories, and more. Exhibits include antique tractors, cider making, and butter churning demonstrations.
Visitors to the Starplex Cinemas are able to view popular first-run films across 11 screens. The individual theaters feature digital projection and stadium seating with some movies being offered in 3-D when it is available.
The Cibolo Nature Center is essentially a large park with several trails throughout the area. Promoting conservation of natural resources through stewardship and education is the primary mission of the institution.
Spread over 25 acres, the natural area of James Kiehl River Bend Park centers around the Guadalupe River where visitors can enjoy fishing, swimming, and paddle boating. There are also walking trails for both humans and canines as well as picnic areas.
Located in the heart of downtown Kerrville, the River's Edge Gallery features a wide array of original works of art by local and regional artists. Works are in various media, including sculpture, paintings, and jewelry.
The Boerne Stadium 11 is a movie theater multiplex that features eleven different auditoriums, and shows primarily first run Hollywood films in all digital video and sound. The theater is also available for party rentals.