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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

Address: 318 E. Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: +1 210-247-4000
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Ranked #39 of 144 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Museums
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Owner description: For over 130 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Type: Museums
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Colchester, Connecticut, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Timmins, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

An interesting place indeed. Lots of horns for sure & lots of other random stuff. Somewhat of a side show atmosphere but worth a look. The Texas Ranger Museum displays a bunch of Texas specific history. Quite interesting. Have a beer & you can say been there done that!!

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Lindale, Georgia
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36 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Saloon itself is a great place to get a cool beer. They still serve longhorn beer here and it is great. In the saloon, you will be amazed at all of the stuffed animals that are mounted on the walls. Some of the Animals I didn't even know existed. I can't say enough about the Texas Ranger Museum. You... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was my first day in San Antonio and the evening we had organized visit and dinner at the museum.Nice authentic exhibits ,the place is huge and it might take you hours to look at all.Had a group dinner ,which was nice. Recommend for people to visit it.

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Rowlett, Texas, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is my 3rd visit to the Buckhorn and 2nd to the TX Ranger Museum (law enforcement, not baseball). I'm not an original Texan, so I'm not as familiar with the giants of Texas Ranger fame, but the exhibits are well laid out, informative, and interesting. I've always enjoyed the Buckhorn museum part with all the animals, rattle snake rattlers,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My favorite thing about the Buckhorn Saloon is it is authentic San Antonio history. The diverse collections of horns, racks, and mounts began more than 130 years ago when Albert Friedrich would trade cowboys racks or horns for whiskey. His wife accepted jars of rattle snake rattles which she crafted into elaborate designs. The Buckhorn has a rich history including... More 

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Jewett, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wow! This is the oldest saloon in San Antonio. The food was great, and the two museums were awesome. The Texas Rangers museum was very neat, even had a replica of Bonny and Clydes car with details about the manhunt for them. Many Rangers are represented there with their contributions. The Buckhorn museum showcases all the safaris and wildlife hunts.... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The food was mediocre, to say the least. Very greasy burger with cold soggy french fries. The workers at the counter seemed a little confused while we placed our order, and did not seem knowledgeable of products, or have good communication with the kitchen staff. So the museums are very interesting. A lot of taxidermied animals with interesting and educational... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Had lunch there and everything the entire group ate was delicious. It was a very busy weekend and they were out of some menu choices but everything was good and hearty proportion sizes.

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