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Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
+1 210-458-2300
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This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in Texas.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“texas history” (42 reviews)
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801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
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"different cultures"
in 37 reviews
"ethnic groups"
in 16 reviews
"texas history"
in 42 reviews
"american indian"
in 5 reviews
"cultures represented"
in 4 reviews
"pre history"
in 4 reviews
"cultural exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"chuck wagon"
in 9 reviews
"hemisfair park"
in 10 reviews
"native americans"
in 10 reviews
"excellent museum"
in 5 reviews
"hemisphere park"
in 6 reviews
"two hours"
in 7 reviews
"answer questions"
in 5 reviews
"rainy day"
in 4 reviews
"convention center"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

Haven't been in awhile. When I was younger I could lie on the floor and watch the movie that goes overhead. Now I could still lie there, but would take a cute fireman to get me up. I love the Folk Life fesival this year....More

Thank 19june41
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Reviewed yesterday

An interesting museum of the various cultures that helped settle Texas. I was there during the Folk Festival, where the various cultures have tents displaying their cultural handiwork, their specialty foods and history. Was a very interesting experience! The people in the tents were knowledgeable...More

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the institute of Texan Cultures festival this year! Always a fun place to go if you want to experience how impressive it is when cultures work together to create a community. Fun to watch dresses, taste food, enjoy the dance demonstrations and learn about...More

Thank J F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a gem of a museum. The first exhibit was all about Texan beer and how it was brewed. This museum takes you through not just the history of native Texans, but also people who moved and settled in Texas from the UK and...More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

Located in Hemisfair Park near the Tower of the Americas. This museum has displays highlighting the contributions that various ethnic groups have made to the history, culture and economy of Texas. Very well done and quite informative. Has a gift shop but no food outlets.

1  Thank Wesley C
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

So much history shared there. It was amazing to see how each culture that shaped Texas was presented.Texans gained from so many immigrants who moved there and they incorporated each one into their society.

1  Thank rosellenb2017
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable with a lot to see and do! I really learned a lot about the Lone Star state! The out of doors space is quite lovely as well with some cool experiences

1  Thank allyo511
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Spent a morning touring the outdoor and indoor exhibits with a group of 40 people. The museum tells the story of every people group who settled Texas from the Native Americans to the immigrants of today. Developed for the Hemisfair in '68, the novel approach...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

I visit the intitute on 28 february 2018. The admission fee is just 10 USD if I am not mistaken. The location of the institute is just few minutes walking from tower of america and convention center. The institute is huge building. Inside it there...More

1  Thank Bram K
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James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

The reviewer's reference to a beer making room is the Brewing Up Texas exhibit, a temporary exhibit which will end in Oct. 2018. - James B., Communications Office

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Nice displays of various Texas immigrants, German, Czech, Eastern and Northern “Americans” , Mexican ans Spanish along with the indigenous tribes. Hurry before the City/County can knock it down! Sorry, folks but we have stupid politicians in San Antonio also!!More

2  Thank LBN2013
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James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

While we appreciate the reviewer's support, the institute is a component of the University of Texas and a state entity, not subject to city or county government. That said, no decision has been reached or announced (as of March 2018) as to whether the institute...More

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buenamuchaha
July 21, 2016|
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Response from johnnypantoja | Reviewed this property |
The address is: Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 East César E. Chávez Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78205. The museum is located right off of the highway, and there is usually plenty of parking along Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard... More
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eric g
July 8, 2016|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
Every summer, the institute participates in the Blue Star Museums program, which is a free admission for active duty military and their families, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Free Second Sunday is suspended in June, but picks... More
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gcasper
March 6, 2015|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
According to our exhibit researchers, Los Tejanos will go back to years before the the arrival of the Spanish. One of the things the new exhibit will discuss is the Mestizo. In fact, identity and mixed cultural heritage are... More
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