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Great Family Outing for a Saturday!

True Bluegrass Music surrounded by history! Really enjoyed listening to the music outdoors while... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2021
paluxyriverbluegrasa
The Bluegrass capital of Texas

This is an awesome place. Such wonderful people. The Museum and all that has to offer. They allowed... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2021
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Reviewed 2 February 2021

True Bluegrass Music surrounded by history! Really enjoyed listening to the music outdoors while being able to walk around in history. Close to home. Easy and safe access from highway 67. When you need a good dose of history this is the place to go! History of Johnson County, Texas Rangers, Bluegrass Music, and much more can be learned here. Open on the weekends. The third Saturday of every month you can listen to true Bluegrass Music in a jam setting from 2 5 and then starting at 5, there will be a Bluegrass Music Show with three different bands. A really great way to spend a Saturday with your family.

Date of experience: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 February 2021

This is an awesome place. Such wonderful people. The Museum and all that has to offer. They allowed us Pocket Change Bluegrass Band, the begin monthly shows there every Saturday, jamming starting at 2pm and show, with 3 bands starting at 5pm. And just show up there with all ours instruments and do a little jamming. So much to see and a huge future. I can’t wait to see what’s up next. So if you enjoy live much and history, this is the place to be

Date of experience: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 February 2021 via mobile

This is one of those wonderful roadside attractions nobody knows about. So glad we stopped. They are open on the weekends spring through fall, and closed January and February. We were able to see all their events together n Facebook and will be back for Pioneer Days and for the monthly Bluegrass festival.
For an all volunteer museum they do a great job. They have the original courthouse for Johnson County, which is the oldest in the state and one of only two remaining at all. The sheriff of Wardville showed us the original jail bars from 1854 and locked us up for a great photo op. Bought some neat hammered copper roses from the blacksmith and watched him work. We spent the most time in the Big Bear Native American museum and the Texas Ranger Museum. I was shocked to see how many historically significant pieces they had from notable Rangers.
We will definitely be back soon

Date of experience: January 2021
Thank MattLee1970
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Reviewed 2 June 2020

This is a beautiful facility! Lots of history and hands on experience. They have updated and added many new attractions as well as kayaking! They have many festivals and music events!! Well worth the visit!

Date of experience: May 2020
Thank CrookedArrowBed
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Reviewed 9 January 2020

I actually went to "Pioneer Days" in November that they have every year, and I loved it! There was a variety of culture and history everywhere! I really enjoyed the real cannon that they lit, all of the vendors w/ crafts and food, and the Big Bear Native American Museum was out of this world to see all of the authentic artifacts and to pretty much see some of the first prototypes for things we use every day now! I 100% recommend this place!!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 23randi
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