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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 - 6:00 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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This place was fun. Kitchsy, some might not think it worth the money, but we enjoyed it. The food in the café was all hot and fresh, we all enjoyed our meals. There are cowboys... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

There are two parts to this museum and you can do both in about two hours. TheTexas Ranger part of the museum has a lot of history and exhibits on the men who served as Texas Rangers. It was very interesting and the exhibits had pictures, guns, badges and lots of memorabilia from the Texas Rangers. The Buckhorn part of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Every major tourist area has them and this one has all the obvious draws. The best advice would be to stop in, have a drink, take in the "free" scenery, and then move on. Don’t bother paying extra for the museum that they try so hard to push on you, as there is nothing there that you can't see anywhere... More 

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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Walk up to counter and order your food, and if you choose to go, you can buy a ticket to see the museum. My husband went, and he said it was fine, but the rest of us just stayed on the river walk.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had stopped in here briefly the day before and decided that it was a good place to check out. So we arrived around 11:30 am and started off with drinks in the Saloon among all the mounted stuffed animals and such. We don't normally drink that early in the morning but it seemed the right thing to do, given... More 

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Tyler20, Director of Sales at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you had a great time at the Buckhorn and took every opportunity to enjoy yourself at our museums. We always recommend that guests enjoy a drink from the bar while touring the museums. The running joke is that you should get a drink because you'll see twice as many animals. Haha! In any case, we... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Well the food was good, sadly I can't say the same about the museum. Somehow it managed to be fun, a little kitsch and gruesome all at the same time. Stuffed animals were everywhere. It's really was the good, the bad and the ugly! I suppose it was entertaining enough , just a little overpriced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place was fun. Kitchsy, some might not think it worth the money, but we enjoyed it. The food in the café was all hot and fresh, we all enjoyed our meals. There are cowboys stationed up front to direct you where you need to go. The dining room is full of animal mounts, some appear to be very old.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped here during our days sightseeing. We were greeted at the door by a friendly chap directing us to pay to enter the museum (we chose not too). This venue is spit between a Bar/Cafe & 2 floors of the museum. We had a couple of drinks and admired the animals mounted on the wall, but decided not to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We weren't sure we really wanted to see this little museum. And the tickets are $20.00! Yikes. You can get a coupon for $2 off on their website. So we were lured in by a truly, truly, authentic, Alamo type cowboy!!! Yup. The bar is wonderful. Original tile floors, tin ceiling, huge back bar. The bartender even gave us ice... More 

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Calvin, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Wonderful sight-seeing experience. All of the different animals were expertly displayed very interactive and great for kids. Loved the Texas Ranger Museum. We went with a tour and it was to crowded to try to eat there at that time. but well worth the visit anyway.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Was on Spring break with the kids and decided to check this out. Lots of fun, very interactive. Great place to eat as well.

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Additional Information about The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

Address: 318 E. Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: +1 210-247-4000
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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