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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

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Address: 318 E. Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: +1 210-247-4000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Description: For over 130 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering...
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!
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Way overpriced attraction but good

The saloon has amazing trophy mounts of various animals which was interesting plus they had some games and funny full body mirrors. The museum cost was total price gouging... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This museum is really a 4 in 1 museum. The animal exhibit, the oddities exhibit, an old town and the Texas Rangers museum. We actually used the ticket to come back for a second day free to see it all. I really enjoyed the Texas Rangers museum!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The saloon has amazing trophy mounts of various animals which was interesting plus they had some games and funny full body mirrors. The museum cost was total price gouging especially what they charged for young kids - my sons are 7. The cost for two parents and two kids is $60 and you can get through the museum in less... More 

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Hanover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Had fun here..grab a beer at the saloon then walk around looking at all the animals and old west and ranger stuff..then try your luck at the shooting range, before heading over to the dining area for some true texas food!

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Walden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Good food, great atmosphere. You really get a taste of Texas with flare. Staff Very friendly and attentive to customers needs. Had a party of 7 and they handled us well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is still a working restaurant and saloon with an interesting history. There's lots of stuffed animals and antlers of every type of animal to see which can be disturbing. There's some interesting areas for kids to do interactive things and the Texas Rangers museum is also included in your tour. Plan for 1 hour to see all.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Few items on menu avail. Chick Breast wasn't. Processed. Mashed potatoes ice cold. Loud atmosphere. Museum rip off.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Way over priced, if you like to look at dead animal, you will still feel short changed. Donate your money to charity instead.

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Boise, Idaho
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We paid over $20/person, and feel the the exhibit was worth less than $10/person. We went so my husband could look at the Texas Ranger portion of the museum, which was okay. We felt a little let down because the website implied the Bonny & Clyde car was on exhibit, instead of a similar car. We had little interest in... More 

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Williamsburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

While my older son practiced with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Marching Band, my younger son and I explored the city. We had seen this advertised and had a coupon. While the museums are not inexpensive, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We also ate while we were there, and the food was well-cooked and filling. Our tickets were actually good... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This museum is horribly expensive ($36 for 2 & we had a $3 coupon). It is mostly a lot of stuffed wildlife but eating and/or drinking at the Saloon might be worth the historical value.

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