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Gruene Historic District

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Address: New Braunfels, TX 78130
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+1 830-625-2351

A former ghost town that offers a General Store and souvenir shops as well...

A former ghost town that offers a General Store and souvenir shops as well as THE Gristmill and Gruene Hall.

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A fun place to visit - plenty of shops to browse and restaurants to enjoy. Head down the hill to see the beautiful Guadalupe River, have a beer or catch some music at Gruene... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fun place to visit - plenty of shops to browse and restaurants to enjoy. Head down the hill to see the beautiful Guadalupe River, have a beer or catch some music at Gruene Hall. (Watch John Travolta's movie Michael before you go!)

Thank surfinginflorida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to visit, and even better for date night if youre a local. There are some great must try restaurants, such as Gristmill, and mozies. If youre a tourist, Gruene hall is a must. But weekends, especially in the summer or when someone nationally famous is playing, the place is chaos. Im not saying it isnt worth it-its an... More 

Thank Jill S
Groves, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to walk around and spend a nice day. Shops had a good selection of products and services.

Thank PNG81
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There a few nice restaurants and many antique and collectible shops to choose from. There seems to be ample parking in lots close to the center of the town. Picturesque location with lots of shade trees and on hill above river passing below and West of town.

Thank Greg P
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute shops, good restaurants, and Gruene Hall has great music! Other music in the area. River is pretty. Highly recommend visiting this area.

Thank Linda-T0811
Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gruene is a fun little historic town on the outskirts of New Braunfels, Texas. There are lots of restaurants and little shops housed in the old historic buildings. We spent the better part of a day browsing the shops and having lunch. Be sure to take in the old dance hall where you can hear live music most nights of... More 

Thank Karen G
Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful old and historic district, where the folks are friendly, and the buildings are interesting. There are a few places to eat, among which is the Grist Mill. It was a beautiful old cotton gin remodeled into a restaurant overlooking the river. It is a place to behold while enjoying good food and a beautiful view. There... More 

Thank b_none55
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here often and are always happy with our food. However, my overall favorite selection is the Fried Shrimp. We once lived on the Gulf Coast and we know good fresh shrimp when we find it and the Grist Mill serves the best in this part of Texas.

Thank Pamela C
Trabuco Canyon, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came by in the morning so we parked on the north end and enjoyed coffee on the patio of the Coffee Haus. From there we were able to walk a loop of the district, look at stores and be awed at the size of the former gristmill. There are terraces and lovely patio seating there for food but we... More 

Thank Anonymous855
Saginaw, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small German town with interesting places to visit, they have a great tubing area that takes you down the Guadalupe. The Cotton Gin which is converted to an outdoor restaurant is a must to try at least once during visit.

Thank James P

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