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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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amazing place!

This is a wonderful place to visit. Coming from a family of avid hunters, the Buckhorn Museum doesn't disappoint. My husband and I spent the better part of the day viewing the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit. Coming from a family of avid hunters, the Buckhorn Museum doesn't disappoint. My husband and I spent the better part of the day viewing the endless amount of animals on display. A must see when you're in San Antonio! !

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Some interesting artifacts to see with a cool bar to have a drink. Overall a bit tacky, but not a bad way to kill some time on a rainy day.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

First we had delicious cat fish sandwiches and drinks then spent far more time than we expected walking around this large museum. Over 500 taxidermy animals and fish well displayed. Very different antler formations and some animals with oddities of nature. Western horn furniture, guns, Texas ranger history as well as fun tipsy rooms for the kids. Bonnie and Clyde... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Museum was fun with many interesting exhibits. I have enjoyed visiting here for years. I am trying to get to fifty characters so it will allow me to log out!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a very extensive museum and a great place to while away a couple of hours in San Antonio. The amount of animals on display is overwhelming, and it was equally interesting to see real-life species up close as it was disturbing. It's an odd type of museum, but very 'Texas' in its eccentricity. It is quite expensive, so... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stumbled across this museum and it was raining so we decided to go inside. If your a fan of PETA you won't enjoy this but I am not so I did! So many stuffed animals to see it was so neat! We were there over an hour my whole family enjoyed ( even the 13 year old ) Very... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The sheer number of animals and animal horns was amazing. It was quite interesting but disturbing at the same time. The hunters are referred to as 'conservationists' (and I think they're being serious!). There was a bit too much information and reading to do in the Texas Ranger Museum but the rest was good.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Odd place. We liked it. Tons and tons of stuffed animals, fish. Lots of other thing to see too. Bonnie and clyde replica car was there. Although the bullet holes were fake.

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Colchester, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Paula and I went here today and what a stop along our trip. We were greeted by a very friendly gentleman dressed in full cowboy garb including chaps and six shooter. He directed us to the young lady who sold us our tickets to enter. I should tell you that this is both a saloon and a museum. You don't... More 

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Ajijic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

if stuffed animals and old guns are your thing then this is the place for you. expensive and I have nothing positive to say

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