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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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This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in...

This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in Texas.

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Best Museum Ever

I visited this Museum on a school trip to San Antonio and even as a teen, I thought it was outstanding. I've been back several times including with my teens and we always enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Alvin, Texas, United States

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This would be awesome if they provided guided or audio tours. Great information, but too much reading. Took a great picture in front of the lighted flag.

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

The reviewer mentions the large amount of text on the ITC museum walls and is correct; the museum is text-heavy. A master planning process for the exhibit floor has addressed this, and some of the concepts of interactivity and experiential learning planned for the next iteration of the exhibit floor have been integrated into "Los Tejanos," the new, permanent exhibit... More 

Alvin, Texas, United States
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17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this Museum on a school trip to San Antonio and even as a teen, I thought it was outstanding. I've been back several times including with my teens and we always enjoy it. It can be a bit much so don't feel you have to look at everything but if you have a special interest in any particular... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here. Well worth a visit to explore the history of immigrants to Texas. Welcoming and friendly staff. Well presented information. Probably not of much interest to little kids but for anyone older there's loads of information on the journey of immigrants from much of Europe, Mexico as well as a large section on Native... More 

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Grantham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I sort of stumbled on this place, and I am glad I did, it gives a great account of the rich history to be found in Texas, and will appeal to kids and adults alike. Manned in part by volunteers ( i believe) who take obvious pleasure in imparting their expert knowledge of whichever part of the exhibition they are... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 463 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Since this museum at the edge of HemisFair Park is a quick walk from the Gonzalez Convention Center and the Riverwalk, I'm surprised that it is not visited any more often than it seems to be. Its exhibits include sections featuring the different cultures that have contributed to Texan history, including Native American (Caddo, Mogollon, and others), Mexican, Wendish (look... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

People do not realize how much history Texas has, except Texans. We don't just ride horses wear cowboy hats and boots. Just go check it out and see for yourself.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Consequently like most things in San Antonio, parking is $11, but otherwise the museum is free to enter. There were a lot of great plaques to read and artifacts to see. We had intended to see the "winters around the world," but nothing really alluded to that other than the misleading website Visit San Antonio suggested (which steered me wrong... More 

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We walked over nice 20 minutes. Very interesting allow 4 hours still won't be enough. So many immigrants influenced Texas.

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San Antonio, Texas
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The Institute of Texan Cultures is a really unique, wonderful experience. It is a look at the many cultures who came to Texas and helped make it the great state it is today. There is so much to learn about history and many, many cultures. It is definitely worth a visit for locals and tourists. It's an easy walk out... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This museum explores the various ethnic groups that converged in Texas, beginning with the indigenous tribes, then the Spanish who came north from Mexico, and the "Anglos" from other parts of Europe and many others you wouldn't expect, like Japanese who came to cultivate rice and Chinese who worked on the railroads. Particularly fascinating was a 20-minute video on the... More 

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