Bandera, Texas

Cowboy Capital of the World

Bandera is touted as the cowboy capital of the world. That's a lot to live up to. But while we were there, I saw a small dog riding a horse down Main Street, so I'll let you be the judge.

However, you can also rely on the fact that Bandera served as a staging area for the last great cattle drives of the late 1800s and cowboys were as common as cypress trees along the Medina River.