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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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I read the TA reviews and the Buckhorn was well rated. So despite being a bit skeptical, we went. It turned out to be a really unique and enjoyable visit. It was much larger than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Harkens back to the feel of the 1950’s with the amazing location, 500 plus animal/fish and other surprises on the walls. Company that hired me to speak to their convention Always Best Care had our dinner there. If you are looking for a great location of host your event in San Antonio this is it.

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Belton,Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting site from the cowboys greeting you at the door to the same whiskey at the bar you got in the old days. The tour of the museum has so much history from cowboys, Rangers,and the guns of the west.Go around 11 am and enjoy the live TV show SA live while you enjoy a great... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you like viewing LOTS of stuffed dead animals then the place for you. Too many animals and not enough history of the Texas Rangers. It was a small room at the end of the tour. Wanted to see more Ranger history.

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Durham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We went to see the Texas Rangers display which is almost at the end of the walk through. For $45 for two adults it was not worth it. The taxidermy displays are, shall we say, unique. The side show and old western town were more kid oriented I think. If you have some small kids who want to burn off... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I read the TA reviews and the Buckhorn was well rated. So despite being a bit skeptical, we went. It turned out to be a really unique and enjoyable visit. It was much larger than we expected and done well. We also had a small meal in the restaurant and it was really good (it is actually counter service -... More 

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Burleson, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The museums were great! The Texas Ranger museum is a must see with lots of history. After we toured the entire place we went back to the bar for a drink. The staff is very friendly and the bartender was very knowledgeable on the craft beers that they carry. Just a neat place!

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Colorado
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum has more cool and interesting stuff than most towns. That said, it also has some of the most macabre and weird stuff than most carnivals. The hours of operation are extremely limited. We arrived at 5:30pm and it was closed. The sign simply said "Open at 10". The history of the Buckhorn is... More 

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victoria, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Its about 20 dls per person so if you take 3 kids it will go over a 100 dls, its not a bad place but its not a museum either, its a gallery of many many stuffed animals from many places, some of them have historic value but very Little... they have a nice collection of firearms from the early... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

So we had researched this museum online and it looked very interesting, and highly interactive. So we made it our goal to spend an entire morning here, which I would recommend. You are greeted on the door by a cowboy, who will pose for photos which is a great touch. I believe the entry fee was about $18 each as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Wow! This man has the biggest collection of antlers, even has chairs made from them. What really impressed me were the stuffed animals. The long horn cattle looked like they were standing in a pasture, they were so life like. Great that it is still being used as a saloon.

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