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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 #46 of 190 attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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Mayerthorpe, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Lots of stuff to look at, but the cost was high for a 1 hour self-guided tour of the facility. Gifts were expensive as well.

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Cleveland, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I must say I quite enjoyed myself at this museum. There are lots of things to see and you can actually order alcohol and drink it as you walk through the museum which is unusual. The ranger section was especially interesting. There's a replica of an old west town including old time swinging saloon doors. Fun and great photo opportunities.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Bar and restaurant with no just one, but two museums. 14$ pr. person for the museums is cheap for the amount of the time you could use there, and the size of the place. Go down and grab an beer and a sandwich in the bar, and that is a great place for western lovers, and thereafter go back to... More

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Pa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What a place of surprises. You can go from the Texas Rangers to a side show in all one museum and on your way you might stumble of sharks, rhino and a elephant skull. My wife and I spent at least three and a half hours in there and that did not include food or a drink at the bar.... More

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Kingsville, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was our second time here, but the first with our child and our first experiencing the museums. The other visit we just had lunch and drinks. This visit was great. This place has everything for the history buff, the kids, the kid at heart, the western enthusiast, the hunting or animal enthusiast, and more. The drinks and food I... More

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Hadfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great, friendly bar - they did their level best to get the Manchester City match on the tv for us. Interesting heads, antlers and horns adorn the walls, most of them collected by the original owners in the 1880's. The Texas Ranger museum is well worth seeing. If you're going to San Antonio this is a must.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

So okay, we thought twice about entering since the price was a little steep, but BOY was it worth it! The exhibitions just kept getting weirder and more wonderful, the kids were in awe, and the adults were laughing. I seriously don't think you will find this combination of antlers, rattlesnake tails, furniture, mystery houses, and stuffed animals with god... More

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you are a fan of unique and weird like I am, then this is a must stop for you! The museum has so much to offer! From horns, to taxidermy, to rattlesnake art, to Texas Rangers, Bonnie and Clyde, a Western Town, Circus attractions, mind altering teases, and of course skeet shooting! The admission will cover all of this... More

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Tyler, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

You say you like heads and horns? This is the place to see every kind of horned critter imaginable. You say you would rather see curiosities? There is a "freak" show that would do an 1800's circus sideshow proud. You say you want to be a participant? There are guns to shoot at moving targets? You say you want real... More

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Hinton, Oklahoma
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Admission was included with our pass from sanantonioattractions.com and honestly I would not have selected to attend this museum but so glad we did. Children loved looking at all the animals and several hands on things to touch. Very clean and nice

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