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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 202 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is a neat museum especially the Texas ranger portion. They have a neat little fake western town in there as well. They also aloud you to come for two days on one ticket purchase.

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food at the salon is ok nothing to write home about and they are average priced for the area. The museum is great i would recommend it to anybody that likes Texas History. The staff and everybody at the saloon and gift shop was very nice and polite and always had a smile. It was a great experience and... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Great and friendly staff. The whiskey everyone brags about is worth trying the price of $6.50 a shot is worth it. Super smooth and enjoyable. The bar has really, really high ceilings proving ultimate open atmosphere.

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Maple Valley, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited The Buckhorn on a family vacation last week. It was very easy to find and.especially fun to get to if you take a Riverwalk Taxi. We bought the museum tickets and then had lunch. The museum was pretty cool. Lots of history and great animal exhibits. But the cost for the museum was way too high! We had... More

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Schererville, Indiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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89 helpful votes 89 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
63 helpful votes 63 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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