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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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$21*
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Ranked #40 of 135 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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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Plano, Texas
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219 reviews 219 reviews
53 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Went near Wyndham Riverside. Loved the bar atmosphere, game animals and Draft root beer. Hamburg and fries were cold. Sent fries back second warmer. Recommend come in look around get a Draft; Go somewhere else to Eat.

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Winterport, Maine, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We loved the old bar and the wait staff proudly gave us a history of the place. A little hokey? Yes, but still if you looked around, and you like old things, it was interesting. Loved the old horn chairs, the display of sample saddles, and the fun house. I can see how small kids might get bored after awhile,... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Went to San Antonio for a few days and wanted to just walk to attractions (not drive). On our last day we had hit most of the other museums and attractions in the downtown area so took a chance on this despite the negative reviews. We wouldn't have minded the sticker shock price (just under $100 for 2 adults and... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

It's like stepping into the old west when you walk into the saloon I enjoyed the Texas Ranger museum and my 12 yr old son enjoyed the circus and freak show section of the museum. The museum is a lot bigger than I expected with a wide range of exhibits for the whole family.

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We went for lunch in the saloon. The food is average restaurant food, but the atmosphere is excellent. The kids loved the Saloon game room. The taxidermy is outstanding.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We spent a pleasant couple of hours in the saloon bar drinking local beer and happy hour cocktails. The bar staff was really helpful and informative and the location unique to say the least! We read about how in the lay 1800's customers were able to trade in deer antlers for a whiskey - and there must have been a... More 

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buffalo
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great place to drop in from the TX heat. We had burgers and brisket and it was tasty. The real reason to go is the eclectic atmosphere. It doesn't disappoint. If you have kids-even more of a reason not to skip this joint. You've got to go at least once!

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Friendswood, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The museum is very interesting. I just found the entrance price a little steep. I had told my party I would just wait outside instead of paying almost $20 to walk around a little museum. The cashier made us a deal and I decided to go in. I was very surprised at how big the museum is! Lots of VERY... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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194 reviews 194 reviews
136 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I stopped in to look at the gift shop and take a few pictures of the outside of the building. After being approached by employees trying to push the museum on you, I considered until they told me the price. Wow! I forfeited that idea quickly. I am not sure exactly what is behind that museum entrance area, but hope... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Played tourist when my sister came to Texas for the first time. I was truly embarrassed of the Texas Ranger Museum. For the price you would expect a lot more and kept up. It was dirty, dusty and exhibits poorly done. Go to the saloon, but forgo the museum.

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