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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 - 5:00 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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Despite construction, well worth the visit

Unlike other contributors who voiced disappointment, the only negative aspect was the construction - but that had nothing to do with the exhibits inside. Yes, there were a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Kerrville, Texas

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Euclid
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We saw the sorry ice age exhibit. Very cheesy animatronic creatures - inaccurate size, poorly constructed, only movement was a bobbing head on all of them. The museum itself is spread out over many buildings and very confusing to tour. Nothing much to recommend it - go to the Briscoe Western museum if you want to see a decent western... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Unlike other contributors who voiced disappointment, the only negative aspect was the construction - but that had nothing to do with the exhibits inside. Yes, there were a few school groups, but most were at the Ice Age Exhibit (separate admission cost.) As far as the $10 price, to see all they have, it's worth it. Authentic historical buildings such... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My son and I usually visit the Witte twice a year. We enjoy the exhibits. We went to check out the Ice Age exhibit which was pretty neat. We were bummed though that the main museum is in storage during construction and weren't aware until after we had paid. I feel like we paid regular price but only got to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Overpriced for the quality of exhibits. Nice park area, but disappointed with this museum. Should cut ticket prices in half.

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Uvalde, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were in town for a baseball game, but we decided to make it a day. Once we found out the ice age exhibit was going on we didn't hesitate. It was an enjoyable visit. The only thing that stopped it from being better was the rain.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

They show pictures of dinosaurs and such on the website, but there is not a single thing at this museum that is even remotely that interesting. Waste of time and money. The kids enjoyed the health/treehouse part, but it was very crowded.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

The visit to the museum Ice Age exhibition was pleasant. I had a coupon so it was priced just about where I felt that it should be ($13 with the coupon discount) to see it. The animals did move and make noise. I was able to get many great photos since I was the only person in there. Luckily the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Should have known experience would be less than ideal with 20 school busses outside. So crowded with schoolkids, my kids could not do any of the interactive stuff. The sign that says "turn at Funston Rd" for parking leads you into Brackenridge Park, which is great if you are very familiar with that park and how to navigate to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Every year during fiest the museum displays dresses of past queen and duchesses. For anyone interested in fashion or the allure of the southern debutante this exhibit is a must. The museum is being renovated so the grounds are a bit of a mess but don't let that stop your visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Wild and vivid Land: Stories of South Texas portion of the museum was terrific. The Body Adventure was too crowded. We went during the week, but there were a ton of school trip kids there. That made it very crowded in portions. We enjoyed the log cabins and there is a lot of open space. The construction was very... More 

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Additional Information about Witte Museum

Address: 3801 Broadway, At the edge of Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, TX
Phone Number: 210-357-1900
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Uptown Broadway
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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