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Partner, You Should Visit The Buggy Barn Museum in Blanco!

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For lovers of transportation history and the Old West, there is something in Blanco you need to see! The Buggy Barn Museum is a non-profit organization which utilizes all contributed funds to expand the museum’s collection and promote preservation through education, highlighting the historical role of carriages in the cultural, social, and economical development of the United States. They have over 140 unique buggies and an old west town onsite! This family-owned and operated museum offers a range of buggies and wagons dating from the 1860s to the 1900s, including a stagecoach, doctor’s buggies, Studebakers, and a hearse. No two are the exact same! This mode of travel used to be everywhere, but now it’s almost entirely vanished.

Buggy Barn

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Hollywood has come knocking at The Buggy Barn Museum too. Several of their buggies and wagons have been used in major motion pictures such as the remake of “True Grit” and “There Will Be Blood.” A new film called “Spring Breakdown” was there just this past February. If you just gotta have that old-timey feel for yourself, select carriages are rentable for weddings, theme parties, or any kind of event. If that’s not enough to get your Wild West spirit going, check out the old-time western town set: Pine Moore. This movie studio has been used for several television shows and movies. It’s not just facades, either! Buildings feature furniture and props within.

Pinemoore

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The museum is located on the edge of town at 1915 Main St. Admission is only $8.00 per adult and $5.00 per child. Children under three are admitted free of charge. Open hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Several options for daily tours are available, including self-guided or guided tours, group tours, and field trips. To get even more into the western spirit, buggy rides can be made with an appointment, and chuck wagon cooking is an event too! Check it out today and take a walk through western history.