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Institute of Texan Cultures

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Address: 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210 458 2300
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups...
This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in Texas.
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Interesting Place to Spend a Couple of Hours

There is something for everyone at the Institute of Texan Cultures. There may be an ethnicity that is missing, but I can't think of what it might be. They were doing a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There is something for everyone at the Institute of Texan Cultures. There may be an ethnicity that is missing, but I can't think of what it might be. They were doing a demonstration of spinning cotton into thread and then weaving the thread into fabric. It was really fascinating to watch. If you like museums, this is a good place... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was the Texas Pavilion at the 1968 HemisFair World's Fair in San Antonio. Today it is operated by the University of Texas as a museum to the 26 different ethnic groups that settled in Texas. You expect Mexican, Native American, Spanish and maybe French but who would have guessed Lebanese/Syrian, Chinese, Norwegian, German, African-American, etc. After you have seen... More 

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Waxahachie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very interesting to see how many different nationalities form Texas. Each nationality is represented in an exhibit. We didn't have a lot of time to spend here, but would like to go back next visit to San Antonio. There was a Sikh exhibit on the lower floor when we were there which was also very interesting.

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Deming, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Many people laugh at the "Texan Culture" name, but then again those that do aren't from Texas. Many good things to see & learn inside!

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Washington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Best of all museums in Texas that display the origins of our roots. It was delightful to see actual photos of people that we have seen portrayed in the movies.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Past Awesome, plan to spend at least 2.5 hours looking at all the cultures that make up our great country and especially Tejas. I cannot recommend this more highly if you have only one place to see.

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Midland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I was planning our short trip to San Antonio and ran across a description of the ITC. I was very intrigued and put it on our to-do list. We decided to walk from our hotel near the Alamo to the Institute. The walk would have been quite pleasant if not for the fact that there is ongoing construction in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

When you are in San Antonio you need to stop by and see this one it's a great example of Texan history and a overall cool museum. Besides why else a in you in SA

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Live Oak, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a magnificent museum where you can learn everything you wish to learn about Texas and its history and cultures.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I am a travel agent who frequently handles groups visiting San Antonio and I always include the Institute of Texan cultures on every itinerary. This was the Texas Pavillion at the 1968 World's Fair -- HemisFair. It is a history of the 26 different ethnic groups that settled Texas & featured many live demonstrations of life in early Texas. Don't... More 

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