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Comanche is Home to the Things That Count Most – Friendly Faces, Smiles, and Handshakes

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Home to Texas’ oldest existing log courthouse (“Old Cora”), the town of Comanche, in the Texas Hill Country, is small-town Texas at its finest. Featuring traditional retail therapy in its downtown core, delicious, authentic dining experiences, and scenery that’s beyond compare, this little town in the heart of Texas has everything you’re looking for in a great getaway.

The hunting and fishing, festivals, and special events that can be had in Comanche are one-of-a-kind. The history, too, is hard to beat. It practically comes to life (even being played out in local events), and many a Texan’s roots can be traced back to this area. Overnight stays and weekend visits can easily be accommodated in one of Comanche’s many modern-day hotels and motels. Family-friendly events, including cultural and heritage festivals, beckon the local and out-of-state traveler to the area year-round. Nearby Lake Proctor invites those on a tour of Texas to take up some fishing, swimming, or boating, not to mention the camping and hiking opportunity that surround the area.

Comanche is Home to the Things That Count Most – Friendly Faces, Smiles, and Handshakes

Photo: Comanche Train Station, Facebook/Sue Jane Sullivan

The dining experiences in Comanche include sizzling steaks, authentic Mexican cuisine, and some of that traditional, great Texas barbecue. For those who love history, Comanche’s heritage is celebrated throughout the community. In particular, a visit to its downtown offers the chance to tour the Comanche County Historical Museum, featuring dozens of themed exhibit rooms on acres of property dedicated to the pioneer days and the history of area ranching and farming. Not only that but the details about notorious gunfighter, John Wesley Hardin, can be found here, together with information about the life and times of those who lived in Comanche during that era. Wine tasting and great golf are also par for the course in this cozy town, and you’ll love the chance to visit this part of Texas, filled with the things that count most – friendly faces, smiles, and handshakes.