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Witte Museum

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Address: 3801 Broadway St, At the edge of Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, TX 78209-6396
Phone Number: 210-357-1900
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Witte Museum has the gorgeous Fiesta gowns, but also a special science...

The Witte Museum has the gorgeous Fiesta gowns, but also a special science treehouse just for kids.

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Nice Unplanned Stop

We weren't planning to visit this museum (since we were told by hotel staff that it was geared towards children). But since Tuesday nights are free, we decided to squeeze this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Aberdeen, New Jersey
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Big Spring, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my 3rd time here, each previous time being for a different traveling exhibit. Right now they are undergoing construction so the typical parking lot wasn't available. However, right around the corner was a free parking garage. The main part of the museum is unavailable due to the construction. However, we were there mainly for the Mayan Exhibit. The... More 

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Boerne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to see the Mayan exhibit and, also, the "Splendor on the Range: American Indians and the Horse" exhibit. Both were really good, although the second one was much more about the American Indians and very little about how the horse played into things. Plan to spend a half of a day, at least! Until the... More 

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Aberdeen, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't planning to visit this museum (since we were told by hotel staff that it was geared towards children). But since Tuesday nights are free, we decided to squeeze this museum into our itinerary. My husband and I spent about 3 hours wondering through this lovely little museum. It is really set up nicely for children, so make plans... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped by the Witte to view the Maya Exhibit. The Maya exhibit was very well done. There were lot's of artifacts, with films and interactive items. I went on a Saturday so it was kind of crowded, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned something new. After the exhibit, I walked around the grounds. The Witte has some wonderful... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't take in the Maya Exhibit, but we enjoyed the South Texas Heritage exhibit, but I am not sure if we would have paid to see it. Other parts of the museum had closed when we arrived. Also, be aware that if you do visit on a Tuesday when admission is free, it will be crowded, and admission to the... More 

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Willow Park, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I bought a groupon for the maya exhibit which I am glad did or I would have been pretty upset. The cost can get pretty pricey because they 3 separate pricing for each part of the museum. The Maya exhibit was wonderful. I really enjoyed it but it left is wanting more. The rest of the museum was very disappointing... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on their family free day. It started at 3pm. The Maya exhibit was also discounted during this time. When we got there, there was a little line but it moved quickly. Free parking in the garage. You can bring snacks in, well at least I saw people with snacks. Kids of all ages seem to be having fun.... More 

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Eagle Pass, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was a good experience for us. Nothing amazing to be honest. Nice place to cool down. They also have weddings here btw

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Maya exhibit is very well done. Having spent time in Mayan country in Central America, I was impressed at how authentic the exhibit was. Good balance between visuals, videos, and interactive. Interactive appeals to the kids but maybe they could be controlled a little better? Could be an important teaching moment on reverence.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disable access, free parking, fee to enter. I only go obviously when there is something that myself or family like to see. It is great place for children and elder to go together. Normally when they have the body or the animals is when I go with the family, you can buy a membership but it's too costly unless you... More 

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