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Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
210 458 2300
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Ranked #20 of 202 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in Texas.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

An interesting experience of seeing the various cultures that settled in the San Antonio area. Each culture added special aspects to the creation of the city, and each museum display is tastefully arranged with full signage. The circular movie screens in the main area of the museum show the various cultures in original settings. Very moving presentation. An excellent museum... More

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Graham, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A bit of a hike from the horseshoe part of the river walk, but worth it. Good presentation at a good price.

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James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this review

This reviewer mentions that the Institute of Texan Cultures is a considerable distance from the San Antonio River Walk. The River Walk is actually a pretty good route to get to the museum. Anyone coming to the ITC on foot, starting from lodging on Commerce street and points further north, can follow the River Walk, starting at Rivercenter Mall or... More

San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a good time and it was very informative. Our children enjoyed the exhibits and asked a lot of questions. Many different cultures were displayed and information of San Antonio was a nice surprise.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It was ok. Toured the whole place in about a half hour. Would not go back. My husband probably enjoyed more then me he likes to read all that stuff.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

This place was a great way to spend a hot afternoon. The exhibits were well done and we learned a lot about the different people who have helped to shape today's Texas. The staff was friendly and the place was very clean. The only disappointments were lack of eating facilities, or at least a snack bar, and the Spanish and... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

this is the place to go for Texas history information. there are other museums in town, but this one is devoted to TEXAS; it's beginnings, people, foods, religions, dress, traditions, weapons, etc. definitely worth seeing while your here, even for the residents

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San Antonio, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I've been to the Institute of Texan Cultures on a few occasions, including for the annual The Texas Folklife Festival. I enjoy the wide variety of cultural perspectives and history right here in San Antonio. Many cities have a similar venue, but I think the one in our city is very well done.

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San Anton, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We go as often as we can. It's so cool to see all the different cultures that settled in Texas. It's nice to go for a quick trip or to do it all day. Also if you are going durning June don't forget to go to the Texas folklife festival. Great ethnic food, drink and music.

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East Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Friends recommended this place and we were so glad they did! We happened to be there on the second Sunday of the month so admission was free. There are displays from every culture in Texas. The day we were there we were able to speak to an American Indian gentleman that was so friendly and informative. He took time to... More

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Oksboel, Denmark
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64 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

First here on fourth visit in San Antonio, we found this fantastic museum called Institute of Texan Cultures. It was a big experience. The different historic periods are excellent described. Not only indoor. Also outdoor. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The length of our visit: 4 hours !

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