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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

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Address: 318 E. Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
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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Expensive, but neat animal exhibit and Texas Ranger Museum

2 adult tickets was $43 with tax, so it is not cheap. However, it was a good exhibit of all kinds of animals from all over the world. The Texas Rangers Museum was well done. Kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Noble, Oklahoma
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Noble, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

2 adult tickets was $43 with tax, so it is not cheap. However, it was a good exhibit of all kinds of animals from all over the world. The Texas Rangers Museum was well done. Kids will not enjoy it as much b/c there isn't as much for them to enjoy...lots of reading, old pictures, etc.

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Houma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent almost a whole day here. We loved the food & all of the animal, fish & reptile mounts from all over the world.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a cool little place to go see near the river walk. The food was good, they have an excellent variety of beers on tap and bottle to fit any taste! There is a large variety of stuffed heads and western memorabilia as well as little museum to see there as well. This place is family friendly with a... More 

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Bay City, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Super fun and interesting museum to visit for oddities and rare artifacts. Great for young children as well as older children .

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This a place where there are two places in one. You can examined the wifelife located inside of Texas. This is a great place to see exhibitions of the various wife life. On the other side, you learn about the first law enforcement agency in the United States the Texas Rangers. I learn much about their existence and accomplishments.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cool attraction! So much to see. A rich history in the Texas Rangers museum. The Buckhorn has lots of interesting artifacts, unexpected surprises and you must enjoy lunch and a drink in the saloon. The staff was friendly and inviting. I'll recommend it to anyone and will bring friends along on my next visit.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals know how to disperse of those dust gathering antlers and cow horns - trade them for a beer at the Buckhorn Saloon! San Antonio was a true cattle town and this saloon keeps with a long-standing tradition. If you don't have any antlers - just as the bar tender what trade will get you a shot of whiskey!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Display of many stuffed animals was a surprise but interesting. Food was good and reasonably priced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch and this was a cute place with a fun ambiance. The sweet old cowboy at the front was the best. Would take pics with people and even have showdowns with kids and cap guns. The whole place is full of mounted animal heads so if you are a PETA member this may not be for you.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I thought we'd drop in on our way back to the hotel. We got there about 7 and we closed the place down. It is chock full of curiosities and kitch. The stuffed animals were intriguing and weirdly appealing. There were so many items to look at. We sped through the Texas Ranger museum portion because we... More 

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