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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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Enjoyed this museum. The Ice Age exhibit is fantastic. Large Ice Age animatronics made for a great experience. The Early Texas exhibit was informative and well presented.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Claremont, North Carolina

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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a great spot to take the kids and experience some Texas history. They have different exhibits throughout the year, and it's within walking distance to other great family friendly places, like the San Antonio Zoo.

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Claremont, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Enjoyed this museum. The Ice Age exhibit is fantastic. Large Ice Age animatronics made for a great experience. The Early Texas exhibit was informative and well presented.

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San Antonio, Texas
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Witte Museum has their share of exhibits but the best part of this museum is the free entry on Tuesdays! That is for anyone from 3-8. Prices usually exceed $10 and for bigger families, these costs can contribute to authentic foods instead. Park across street!

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

7th largest city in the U.S. and this is what they offer. I've been to better museums in cities a fifth of the size for cheaper. Definitely on a list of never again. Do not recommend to anyone.

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Euclid
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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