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Witte Museum

3801 Broadway, At the edge of Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, TX (Uptown Broadway)
210-357-1900
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Ranked #32 of 197 attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Art Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Witte Museum has the gorgeous Fiesta gowns, but also a special science treehouse just for kids.
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Humble, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

When we went to Brackenridge Park our only goal was to ride the Eagle Miniature Train. Then the conductor let us know that we could hop on and off but that once we got back to the Zoo we had to get off and pay again. She suggested we stop at the Witte Museum. I'm so glad we listened. This... More

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

what a surprise when we visited this museum, we went to visit the "grossology exhibit" and found much much more...the exhibit was hands on and fun as well as educating...my great niece,amaya(2 1/2) was a little intimidated, so school age and up will probably love it...the grownups, niece, brother and myself tried to participate with everything...the surprise was that the... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a few hours to kill in San Antonio this summer and found ourselves looking for something to do. We are from the Austin area and have a membership to the children's museum (Thinkery) in Austin. If you have a premiere membership you also have access to 100's of museums all over the country for free. The Witte is... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Must visit. Traveling exhibits at different times of the year. SA you need to get out and support this great museum. Exhibits are always well done. You can have an annual membership for the cost of one general admission. Visit and join for a year. Support the great work that's being done for SA.

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Zushi, Japan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We love this museum! Just outside of downtown in a great location, we've been visiting the Witte for years. My husband grew up here and loves to visit while we're in town. The museum does a great job of combining natural history and Texas history and kept both of our children interested (7 and 13.) The little one loved the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
26 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've been going to The Witte for years. They are centrally located just outside of downtown in San Antonio. I like it for the educational value but I love it for all of the great exhibits they constantly have coming through. Over the years, I have seen some great artwork and some amazing things I would not have seen otherwise.... More

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Bergen County, NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

While this museum combines natural history, the history of south Texas and special art exhibits, it is well appointed for children. I enjoyed the talking exhibits of the founders of the region as well as the special Julian Onderdonk exhibit.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited in 2011 with my 1 1/2 yr old daughter and my parents and we had a very good time. It is a very spacious facility so you don' feel like your on top of everyone. Facility is very well maintained. There is also some outdoor space outside for viewing and walking. There is also a exhibit in the... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

An 11 year old girl and 9 year old boy loved the museum. We saw the Alien exhibit, which they enjoyed. The kids loved the different exhibits and displays and seemed to learn quite a bit - haven't stopped talking about how much fun they had. The adults felt the museum was okay - kids loved it!

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Auburn, NH
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118 reviews 118 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We really didn't expect to spend much time here but ended up staying a couple of hours. It was a lot bigger than expected and housed a lot more than we expected. Going out back to the South Texas heritage center was worthwhile too. We enjoyed the exhibits, particularly the Texas habitat exhibits and the Fiesta dress exhibit. My better... More

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