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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

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Address: 318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
Phone Number: +1 210-247-4000
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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For over 135 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering place...

For over 135 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering place for good conversation, great food and spectacular wildlife exhibits. Explore the 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 lunch 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. Call for exact closing times. Summer hours 10AM to 9PM. Off season hours vary. 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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Old fashioned saloon with a lot of different beers with food the museum is very good with different animals and all about the texas rangers

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old fashioned saloon with a lot of different beers with food the museum is very good with different animals and all about the texas rangers

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After being to the original Hall of Horn and Hall of fins, several years ago, I was very disapointed. They have turned the museums into tourist trap. The price, I thought was expensive, for what you get to see. There are several mechanized talking machines and a lorge percentage of them were out of order.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum is located right in the heart of downtown San Antonio, two blocks from the Alamo and one block from the Riverwalk. The Buckhorn Saloon was established 131 years ago. The saloon was reputed to be frequented by Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders during the time period that the Rough Riders were deployed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love that you can buy a drink at the bar and then take it with you throughout the building. At first I was surprised by the price of the entrance tickets but once you go through it you see it is well worth the price plus they are good for two days! Or at least when asked if we... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here because it was raining..interesting museum. Actually more like 5 museums in 1 building. Liked the items--wished it had been authentic items related to Bonnie and Clyde.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is quite a lot to see in this museum especially after you pass the section with stuffed animals which we didn't find that interesting. Admission price is a little bit high for what it is. There is only enough in here to entertain for 2 hours tops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our City Sightseeing Hop On/Hop Off Trolley package included tickets to the Buckhorn & Texas Ranger Museums, so we had a burger at the saloon, which was very good, and then toured the museums, both of which were much more impressive and interesting than I'd expected them to be. Animal rights activists might be put off by all the animal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Omg this was the best and amazing place , a must go check it out it is awsome. It doesn't look like there is a lot there ,but once you start it's like wow

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San Antonio, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We so lucked out the day we went- they had a good local band play and some of the Dancing With The Star cast was there being interviewed and we got pic's with them and of them. Memorable! Place the restaurant is historic and singular.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not do the museum, just came in for a burger. We had the cheesesteak sandwich which was one of the sandwiches suggested to us. It was served on a hot dog bun, had a small amount of meat and lots of onions etc. it wasn't bad, but pretty run of the mill. The cafe where you eat is... More 

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