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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

318 E. Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-247-4000
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Ranked #47 of 201 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Museums
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Owner description: For over 130 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering place for good conversation, great food and spectacular wildlife exhibits.... more » Owner description: For over 130 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering place for good conversation, great food and spectacular wildlife exhibits. Explore the newly remodeled animal halls and prepare yourself for a truly immersive adventure. Practice your sharp shooting skills in our Toepperwein Shooting Gallery and explore over 500 different animals from around the world. The Texas Ranger Museum houses Texas Ranger artifacts including antique revolvers, automatic handguns, shotguns, badges, photographs and much more. Sip a refreshing drink as you stroll through the 33,000 square feet of artifacts from Texas history. Don't forget to grab a bite of delicious Texas BBQ in our Cafe and pick up some souvenirs in our gift shop! The Cafe is open daily for lunch from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Both museums open daily at 10:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM with extended hours during Spring Break, throughout summer and during the holidays. Call for exact closing times. Located two blocks from the Alamo and one block from the Riverwalk, The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum and Texas Ranger Museum have something for everyone! « less
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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Schererville, Indiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It's been awhile since we visited, but this is a spot you shouldn't miss when you are in San Antonio. We had lunch, which was tasty. There was a great craft beer selection! There is an extensive display of stuffed animals in the restaurant ... this may be off-putting to some, but for those of us who will never find... More

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Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Some of the displays were old and falling apart or dusty. Still a neat place to visit. My favorite was the last part of the tour with the little house that looks like it's almost turned over. They also had a little arcade type shooting game where I shot my first gun ever. Don't worry, it was fake. I do... More

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Chipley
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wow, wow, wow, the Buckhorn museum and Texas Ranger Museum was AWESOME.... We especially enjoyed the Texas Ranger Museum most of all, because I am not fond of dead animal trophies, but it was amazing none the less!!!! Highly recommended!!!

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Austin, Texas
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172 reviews 172 reviews
69 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My hubby insisted we head on over here but I am glad we did. It was fun. There is a restaurant but we didn't eat there. It's a short easy walk from the Alamo Plaza- perhaps 10 min tops? Be sure to get a photo of your self with the replica of a GIANT elk that used to roam Europe.... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you're a true history fan...this place is great. It's over 130 years old and houses some amazing animals (stuffed) from all over the world. It's one of those places you must check-out if you are in SA. The location is great, in the heart of the city, just 2 blocks from the Alamo. The staff is always nice and... More

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Brent
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

$41 plus, after Military discounts, to see some stuffed animals, a few pictures and exhibits. There were some interesting things, but far fewer than we expected. The collection of old firearms was great. The replica of Bonnie and Clyde's "Death Car" was a highlight, for the sake of the old car. But, I wouldn't encourage anyone to go there.

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

There were a lot of stuffed animals at this museum - think they may have been of interest 50 / 60 years ago, now seem very dated. There were some interesting exhibits but I don't think they warranted the $20 dollar entrance fee

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now Orlando
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37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stopped by here when we were in town on business. It was a very cool place and not too expensive $15.95 when we went. It took us about 2 hours to get through the museum. It had a ton of history of the old west and the Texas Rangers lawman. It even had more stuffed animals from steers to... More

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Jayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I will start off by saying we only went in for lunch. The people at the front of the building told us what all they had to offer and gave us a little history on the place and then let us make up our own minds about what we wanted to do which I thought was great! (I hate pushy... More

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La Feria, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Me oh my!!! Lots of animals stuffed to say the least. Our 4 yr. old was scared at first but enjoyed the exhibits throughout the museum. Was a little pricey for 2 adults & one child but it was something we hadn't seen before. The game room is small & lame. We didn't try the food, but you may take... More

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