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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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Loved Part of the Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
brianlaw
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Austin, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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Austin, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

So, let me preface this by saying that Witte is a GREAT museum.... When it isn't under construction. My parents took me there growing up a few times and it's great for all ages, interactive to hold kids interests and educational for mom and dad. So needless to say I was stoked now that my toddler is old enough to... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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