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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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Fascinating Look Into History

So we had researched this museum online and it looked very interesting, and highly interactive. So we made it our goal to spend an entire morning here, which I would recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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victoria, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Its about 20 dls per person so if you take 3 kids it will go over a 100 dls, its not a bad place but its not a museum either, its a gallery of many many stuffed animals from many places, some of them have historic value but very Little... they have a nice collection of firearms from the early... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

So we had researched this museum online and it looked very interesting, and highly interactive. So we made it our goal to spend an entire morning here, which I would recommend. You are greeted on the door by a cowboy, who will pose for photos which is a great touch. I believe the entry fee was about $18 each as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Wow! This man has the biggest collection of antlers, even has chairs made from them. What really impressed me were the stuffed animals. The long horn cattle looked like they were standing in a pasture, they were so life like. Great that it is still being used as a saloon.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had a fun time here. The price is a little high but we go to San Antonio a couple times a year and have done most everything else so we decided to try this out. We enjoyed it. While it's more of a display of animals and oddities than a museum, it still has a lot of interesting history... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

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

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