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Bandera, Texas: Frontier Times Museum: Two-Headed Things

A stuffed two-headed goat and the skeleton of something else two-headed are star exhibits at the Frontier Times Museum. Also: a human shrunken head.

Frontier Times Museum

Address:
510 13th St., Bandera, TX
Directions:
The Frontier Times Museum, north side of downtown, NE corner of Pecan St. and 13th St.
Hours:
M-Sa 10-4:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
830-796-3864
Admission:
Adults $5.00
RA Rates:
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Museum exhibits.

Frontier Times Museum: Two-Headed Things

Very nice regional museum, with an eclectic collection of historical artifacts. The museum also contains rooms representing local cowboy celebrities.

[Luv2RV, 10/26/2022]

Kid Goat.

Frontier Times Museum

Frontier Times is a wonderful, eclectic museum located in Bandera, TX and established in 1933. Their collections are drawn from the world over, and include interesting taxidermy specimens (of note is the two-faced kid goat), a pair of dressed fleas, items from both world wars, an amazing fossil-encrusted fireplace, and a shrunken human head. There are about 35,000 other interesting things to enjoy (not to mention the clean restroom).

The staff is friendly and helpful. Mentioned in the 1997 post on FTM is a local restaurant - OST (Old Spanish Trail), with the John Wayne room and delicious southwestern fare. One unrelated bonus, sighted in the parking lot of Church's Fried Chicken (1014 Main Street) boasts an impressive chicken-mobile.

[blythe gorman, 07/14/2010]
Two-Headed Somethings on Display

There's a great museum in Bandera, Texas that also houses some of those "dressed fleas"[RA: such as seen at the Belhaven Museum]. The have pictures, monuments, statues and lots of other crap that I found very interesting. They have a 2-headed goat and the skeleton of something else 2-headed. Teeth, dolls, Antique dresses, quilts, etc. Enjoying good geology, I must tell you that they have the neatest fireplace in there made out of this type of marine invertebrate fossil. Of course they don't know what it is, but up there in the hill country you will find lots of limestone deposits, mostly Cretaceous, because all of that was a warm, clear, shallow sea at one time.

I recommend the local cafe too. It's got about a hundred pictures of John Wayne, a cool spur collection, the barstools are saddles, and the salad bar is in a covered wagon.

[Jessica Richard, 10/10/1997]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Giant Steer SkullGiant Steer Skull, Bandera, TX - < 1 mi.
Cross Covered in AntlersCross Covered in Antlers, Pipe Creek, TX - 11 mi.
Texas-Shaped Swimming PoolTexas-Shaped Swimming Pool, Kerrville, TX - 24 mi.
In the region:
Cave Without A Name, Boerne, TX - 29 mi.

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