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The Wild West: The Best Cowboy locations in Texas

Saddle up for a cowboy getaway in the heart of Texas!

Dust off your Cowboy boots, throw on that fringed leather jacket and pack your stetson; it’s time to unleash your inner Cowboy! Check out our top picks for locations that promise an authentic cowboy experience during your road trip through Texas!


1. Bandera, Texas

Visit the Cowboy Capital of the World!

Bandera is a country town in Texas Hill Country.

What to do in Bandera, Texas? Try your hand at riding on one of the many Dude ranches in Bandera, such as Mayan Dude Ranch or Dixie Dude Ranch for home cooked dining and Cowboy comforts! Whilst visiting Bandera, you might be fortunate enough to catch a rodeo or a gunfight reenactment, check for dates of these ahead of your trip.

Dust off your cowboy boots and frills jacket and check out the nearby honky-tonks!

Horse in Texas fly drive road trip, USA

Horse in Texas


2. Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas

Visit Dallas, Texas, home to a buzzing nightlife scene, heaps of wild outdoor activities and enough shopping to keep you going for weeks. Dallas is the 3rd largest city in Texas and id located in the north, embracing its Western heritage with open arms. 

Explore Fort Worth Stockyards, where visitors can experience the cowboy way of life.

What to do in Dallas, Texas? With over 12,000 delicious places to eat, 80,000 places to stay and 4.6 Million people to meet, there are many reasons to visit Dallas along your Road Trip! Visit the World Aquarium or Dallas Zoo. The African American Museum and Nasher Sculpture Centre are also amongst our top spots for the city!

What to eat when you visit Dallas? Dallas has thousands of exciting restaurants throughout the city, boasting intricate menus and mouthwatering concoctions. From freshly tossed pizza to a Medieval feast, there’s a plate or two for everyone! Head down Margarita Mile for some of the best and brightest margaritas in the country.

Don’t leave Dallas without…  A visit to the 6th-floor museum is a must! This museum is full of information about the life, death and legacy of President John F Kennedy and is super interesting to take a walk around! 

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Cowboy in Dallas, Texas, Deep South USA

Cowboy in Dallas, Texas


3. San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is most famous for The Alamo. Rich in its culture and history, this city has much more to explore! While not as cowboy prominent as other Texan cities, San Antonio has a cowboy heritage, particularly showcased in events like the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo each February.

What to do in San Antonio?A stroll along the riverwalk is a great way to see a lot of the city. Stop for lunch in one of the many hot spots beside the water, or head to the inside mall. Visit the San Antonio Market, a lively hub where you can follow your nose to the fantastic array of Mexican food available. Visit the Alamo. The historic Spanish mission is free to enter and represents the spirit of some of the earliest Americans. The Battle of the Alamo played a considerable part in the Texas Revolution.

Visit The Briscoe Western Art Museum, a cultural gem that celebrates the art, history, and heritage of the American West. Housed in a historic 1930s former county courthouse along the scenic San Antonio River Walk, the museum showcases Western art and artefacts that vividly depict the cowboy culture and Native American traditions.

Where is San Antonio, Texas? San Antonio is in south-central Texas, just 2 hours drive from Austin, 3 hours drive from Houston and over 4 hours drive from Dallas.

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San Antonio Riverwalk, Texas, Deep South USA

San Antonio Riverwalk, Texas


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