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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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More Taxidermy Than Anywhere-Ranger Museum Fun

This is a historic venue portraying many rooms of stuffed animals. Texas Ranger museum is notable for its authentic history and Bonnie and Clyde room. Get a drink at the bar and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Village Mills, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed wandering around in here and looking at all the different animals. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was also quite good.

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Leola
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was one of the highlights of our tour. We had a delicious lunch here, then browsed our way through the well done museum. This is a good place to soak up some of the Texas Ranger history as well as see other items of interest from the past of San Antonio.

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Dumas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

to go into the saloon is free....they serve good and drinks (adult and nonadult)....be sure and get the discount coupon from visitor center or online to go into the exhibit area but you can see loads from the saloon area.....but it is well worth the money to go into the exhibit...ticket is good for 2 days!.....lots of animals, exhibits (texas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Very cool place! I'm pretty sure every animal known to man is taxidermied there. They have a lot of irregular deer. Very cool! There are some really cool oddities, stuff you only see on TV. The Texas Ranger Museum portion is very good. They have a ton of regalia used by past Rangers. Oh...if that isn't enough to bring you... More 

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Tyler20, Director of Sales at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We are so glad that you had an enjoyable time. We work really hard to preserve the taxidermy animals that we have on display and are really proud of the enormous collection that we have. Thanks for commenting on the root beer too. We actually serve St. Arnold's Root Beer out of Houston, but... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We bought our tickets then walked a short two blocks. You really can't miss the giant longhorn on the side of bldg. Out front a very nice dressed cowboy old west style greeted us and explained the saloon and museums to us. They have an elevator for those who need one. Which I do. To much too see. But very... More 

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St. George, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Twenty bucks! More like a carnival side show than museum. Kids might like the carnival section. Texas Ranger info ok, but looking at hundreds of stuffed animals didn't interest me at all. if I ever make it back to SA I wouldn't take the time nor spend the money.

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Tyler20, Director of Sales at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review our attraction. We are sorry that you didn't feel that it was worth your time or money. We feel as though our price is comparable to other downtown attractions and we think our museums are not only fun but very historical. Thanks again for your review. Sincerely, Karen Bippert Director of Sales & Marketing... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a historic venue portraying many rooms of stuffed animals. Texas Ranger museum is notable for its authentic history and Bonnie and Clyde room. Get a drink at the bar and carry it around.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Being interested in all things cowboy 😀 this was on the to do list and it did not disappoint. From the period dressed cowboy greeter to the displays it was worth the admission price which was for 2 days access and included a discount in the cafe. Displays were well laid out and plentiful. Loved the Texas Ranger museum -... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I decided to check out the Buckhorn Saloon, complete with a man dressed in the appropriate attire, circa 1850 or earlier. The museum was awesome! You will need to spend at least 45 minutes or more there, which is what did. Then I had lunch...pulled pork sliders and a nice 20oz. Texan beer. The bartender was quite courteous and friendly... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Visited this museum and the entry price allowed a revisit the following day as well. Had a cheap and cheerful meal in the bar with a glass of local beer. Second floor (which we missed on first visit) is through the bar and up the stairs. This part is great for kids with lots of animals and hands on things... More 

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Additional Information about The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

Address: Address: 318 E. Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: +1 210-247-4000
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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