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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 #38 of 202 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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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Some good stuff for kids that will keep them interested including the HEB body experience, Grossology, and the gift shop. The only attraction for adults was the Texas heritage part, which was fine. Besides that, there was a lot of empty space and there seemed to be some construction going on. Let's just say I was glad we could use... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you are a world traveler and you’ve been to museums, say in Chicago, New York, Tokyo, LA, Seoul Korea, Germany, Washington DC or Australia then this museum will truly disappoint you. I love museums. Everywhere I go I make it my mission to visit to the city museum. I see Museums as reflections of the people that live in... More

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Bogart, Georgia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went for the Southwestern ranching heritage exhibit and it was very nice although only a part of the entire museum. Except for this part, the museum is basically a kids' learning experience and it does a great job of providing scientific information for, I would think, 3-8 grades.

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Arlington, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Took my boys to the Witte. Museum has section all about Texas land and ecology. They also had a section on body system. They have two log cabins to explore and they have beautiful area that overlooks the river. My oldest son love riding a bicycle on a tight rope. Rock climbing is available. They have a few live animals.... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was a very nice & well kept museum. I was impressed with how large it was. It does not appear so when you drive up to the building. We were here 2 hours (due to tired children), but could have spent another two hours exploring. You learn but have fun in the process!

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Durham, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Larger collection of R J Onderdonk than the SAMA. Kids had a great time on the free climbing wall, the fitness exhibit, and the tree house. BTW I want a man cave in a tree house like that.

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Manor, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was our first time visiting the Witte Museum. My daughter is 14 months old, so she loved walking around (just started walking a couple of weeks ago) and seeing all of the bright lights and sounds. We visited with my neices and nephews which are older (ranging 5 years to 14 years) and it was beyond perfect for them... More

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Walden, Tenn
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188 reviews 188 reviews
68 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Witte is the grand dame of San Antonio museums, located in Brackenridge Park in a scenic location near Alamo Heights on Broadway. The exhibits are generally very kid-friendly. The strongest section in this eclectic museum is the new South Texas Heritage exhibit in a new building. Great artifacts, high-tech exhibitry, and a good story line makes this the place... More

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Humble, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 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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