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Witte Museum

3801 Broadway, At the edge of Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, TX (Uptown Broadway)
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Ranked #30 of 200 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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Arlington, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
68 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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