Enchanted Springs Ranch is an Old West theme park designed to immerse visitors in the cowboy culture of early Texas. Nestled just outside of San Antonio and located on an 86-acre working ranch, the park has everything from an old 1800s Western town to an active Western movie set.
The name comes from a description Native Americans used for the area, with its flowing springs, rolling hills and abundant wildlife. Staff members in period clothing tell the history of the area, including the fight for land ownership between cowboys, Native Americans and vaqueros. These actors maintain the distinct old Western feel for visitors touring the site, as does a walk down the streets of the town.
There are also various animals to see, from a herd of Texas longhorns to horses, buffalo and deer, while two lakes, several streams and a waterfall provide beautiful views on the ranch.
Enchanted Springs Ranch is located in Boerne, Texas off Highway 46. From San Antonio, take Interstate 10 West to exit #540. When you exit the interstate, go left (west) at the signal toward Bandera. After 2.7 miles, the ranch will appear on the right-hand side. In summer, it is open from Wednesday to Sunday, while from late August to early June it is open on weekends only. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs $14 for adults, $12 for military/seniors and $7 for children ages 3-12.