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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 198 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: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
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La Feria, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It cost twice as much as any of the worthwhile attractions I have been to and felt like cheap aside show. Unable to tell if there was substance underneath the gimmicky facade

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was such a fun surprise - large venue filled with all sorts of stories and tons of primary sources. Given that I teach history and am from a western state, it was hard not to read every single document. Then the rooms filled with animals from a "gentleman" hunter engaged our son. We arrived too late for lunch but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A great place to have lunch and a fun museum to see. Definitely worth stopping by with the family. Across the street from the Alamo they had set up a stand so you can discounted tickets.

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Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

The food was good, which was a suprize fkr my husband who thoight this was a tourist trap. It was pricey for the museum, but it was interesting. The animals were cool and entertaining foru grandchild. Keep in mind it is a tourist trap but taking it at what it is, it was better than I expected.

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El Paso, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stopped with the family for lunch because it was close to the Children's Museum. The food was not very good, soggy fries and very salty burgers. The price was high and the atmosphere was that of an old west saloon. The pressure was on to get you into the museum on site and cowboys were wandering around. If you... More

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California
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Touristy but fun. Some interesting historical features. A few corny things but to the kids they were fun. I am not sure if I would say it is worth the price. We did get discount tickets about two blocks away (close to the Alamo) which were great. I don't know if I would ever come back again though it made... More

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Fort Bragg, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We found this place after visiting The Alamo , just wandering down the street and we see this guy who looks like Wild Biil , he tells us to come in and look around , there's a bar that must be 100 ft. long , a deli and a museum upstairs and the best Pecan Pie I ever ate !!!!... More

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Beckley, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Went in for an early evening cool down drink. The atmosphere is fun bathrooms are clean, drinks are refreshing. The museum part may be a bit on the higher priced things to do ($18/person), so for the time that we had, we chose not to explore, but could have been worth it...I'll never know. Definitely worth the moment to check... More

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Rockdale, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My son and I visited the Buckhorn and it was full of some wonderful exhibits. They have so many different taxidermied animals there and so many neat displays of Texas Ranger stuff. When we were there they had a Bonnie and Clyde section that was neat to see. My son loved every square foot of this place so it was... More

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