Cowboy Capital of the World and home to tons of authentic dude ranches, Bandera is the place to be if you’re looking for a true Texas experience.

Curious about Texas pioneers from back in the day? Check out the Frontier Times Museum. Or you could try being a rancher yourself and spend a weekend at one of the area’s many guest dude ranches. Dress the part with a little help from local western outfitters, and who knows? You might just go home saying “howdy” and “yeehaw”…