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Witte Museum

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Neighborhood: Uptown Broadway
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Address: 3801 Broadway, At the edge of Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, TX
Phone Number: 210-357-1900
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Description: The Witte Museum has the gorgeous Fiesta gowns, but also a special science...
The Witte Museum has the gorgeous Fiesta gowns, but also a special science treehouse just for kids.
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Cowboys and science

We went for the cowboys and science, because we like science and we don't have cowboys where we come from. The outdoor environment stuff was OK, geared toward younger elementary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Sarah B
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Richmond, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

this is a great place and a very attractive museum..they have talking displays of the freighter men..very nice paintings of Texas landscapes with bluebonnets..some of which hung in the White house during the Bush administartions...excellent video and touch screen displays ofpeople oil and gas exploration..horses saddles...old houses... cowboys will tell you stories...and when I was there, a big exhibit of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

When we visited in mid April there were quite a few pieces still under construction. What we did see was interesting and when they're finished in a couple years I could definitely see coming back to see the progress, but right now what was available was a bit of a disappointment for the entrance fee.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The Witte Museum is a small museum setting that is expanding. Much of the pleasant experience of visiting is the fact that it sits on the edge of midtown Brackenridge Park, & it is almost a blend between museum & botanical gardens. Just walking the grounds is worth the visit. The recent Jewels of the Crown exhibit was a lot... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went for the cowboys and science, because we like science and we don't have cowboys where we come from. The outdoor environment stuff was OK, geared toward younger elementary but well-done. The Body Adventure section was neat - each member of the family gets a passcard -- for free, near the entrance to this exhibit -- and you get... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Jewels of the Court exhibit was stunning. The gallery exhibits were also worth the trip. The best part was the Zenshin Daiko drumming group that performed during our visit. Fabulous!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Most of what we went to see was closed. They don't tell you that up front, and they don't give you a discount. I would not recommend going here until it is finished.

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Magnolia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

So much to see and do here for the entire family! We spent 2 hrs just in the UT Health System exhibit and the kids still were not ready to go. We enjoyed ALL exhibits here. Great spend of the money for our entire family

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited the Witte Museum on a rainy day in March. It was a group of 3 of us (all mid to late 30s). The bottom line is that we were quite disappointed. First of all, be aware that about half of the exhibits are closed for construction. They did not offer a discount for the closed exhibits, and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Witte is gorgeous. The HEB Science Treehouse is fun for anyone. My personal favorite is the exhibit upstairs that has the Fiesta dresses. Walking around on the grounds next to the non-touristy area of the Riverwalk is magical. I would tell anyone visiting San Antonio to go to the Witte. It's is great for families with kids or adults... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have gone here as a younger kid and a younger adult as well! I have enjoyed it at both ages to be honest. It's so informative in there, that it's just a blast to go to every now and then. I would highly recommend going here and taking children here, as well.

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