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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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weird but fun

ive heard mixed reviews on this place . but i actually enjoyed it . grab a beer at the entrance and spend 1 hr max 2 with lots of chances for fun pictures .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was really good at the private event I attended. The museum is full of atypical animal mounts - VERY interesting!

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Brady, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some of the most informative attractions in the city. I think they must have every horned animal ever on display . well worth the cost and the time you spend. The Texas Rangers Museum was outstanding, and 1st rate.

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Thank William P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

ive heard mixed reviews on this place . but i actually enjoyed it . grab a beer at the entrance and spend 1 hr max 2 with lots of chances for fun pictures .

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Thank AFAMOK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I did not know what to expect but this was a very pleasant surprise. The exhibits were great and I would definitely go back. I also really liked the gift shop!

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Thank Connie J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Ranger museum is very interesting. You learn so much about the people and artifacts from beginning to now of the Rangers. They have lots of memorabilia from Ranger families. It is a don't miss place to visit in San Antonio. There is a wonderful section about Bonnie and Clyde. Also, there is large part of the building with real... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Buckhorn Saloon is an old San Antonio favorite and it an enjoyable place to spend some time and learn some more Texas history.

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College Station, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was such a great bar and so much fun! We really wanted to do the tour of the museum but I had no idea it was over 40,000 sq feet was space to explore and we already had evening plans otherwise we would have. We did enjoy enjoy 2 large fishbowls each of delicious ice cold beer and tried... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the opportunity to visit this great spot during a private event sponsored by a conference sponsor. The museum was very interesting. I enjoyed the Texas Ranger section the most. I would recommend taking the kids through this museum. Since this was a private event, they had great food and drink set u throughout the venue. And to top... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were with a group party and enjoyed the different sights. Tremendous animal mounts and carnival type exhibits for the kids. Interactive stops to keep attention and the food/drink was delicious.

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very cool and informative, lots to see, take the kids but not to the bar, that's for adults to have some fun trying all the different beers.

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