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Institute of Texan Cultures

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Address: 801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
Phone Number: 210 458 2300
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in...

This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in Texas.

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Everything Texas

Fascinating to learn about all of the different cultures that make up the massive state of Texas. The exhibits are easily navigated and the movie in the dome is impressive. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tim and Karin H
Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating to learn about all of the different cultures that make up the massive state of Texas. The exhibits are easily navigated and the movie in the dome is impressive. The staff were attentive, friendly, and informative.

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Edinburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to end a mini-vacation & appreciate all that Texas has to offer. Could have more interactive exhibits to keep kids interested, but overall well-kept, clean, and very informative. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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

Very good place to go to,learn about TX history and all the cultures that EVER were here! Excellent exhibits. Every June is Texas Folk Life Festival here which adds TONS of ethnic food booths, cultural exhibits, dances, demonstrations and BEER!

Thank Eric Y
South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

My husband and I passed this on our way to the Tower of the Americas, and decided to visit after lunch. It was built for the World's Fair to exhibit the best of Texas and its cultures. The exhibits are pretty cool themselves, but the docents are excellent. There were two lovely older people that took us to their favorite... More 

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Pflugerville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I have visited the Institute of Texan Cultures for the third time. There was a new exhibit which featured the many genocides that have occurred around the world. I thought it was a little light on covering the two genocides this country was part of. Other than that it was still a good place to learn history on an elementary/middle... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took our three kids on the one day a month that entry is free. This was a great choice my wife doesn't really like places like this but she did this time. It's very kid friendly and you can touch almost everything except what behind glass. I was born and raised in Texas so this really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This was a great experience. It is a very large place and had a lot of great information about Texas history. This is a great way to spend a rainy or hot day when in San Antonio. They also have a Holocaust exhibit at the time we went and it was very interesting. Great to learn about all the Texas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Stopped in to check out this little Museum- it has two floors of exhibits ranging in theme- a lot of text and reading, mass amounts of collected publications to see- there are some artifacts mixed in as well. Overall very informative and learned a lot. Moderately interactive. Young children may get bored before long. Would take 3 or 4 hours... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Texan Cultures is a great place to see the South Texas Historical Culture come to life in life size exhibits depicting the three main cultures--Indian, Mexican, and Caucasian-- that shaped Texas. And it is also a great place to escape the heat; the temperature inside must be below 60 degrees:D. Reasonable entry fee, great gift shop, and beautiful exhibits. And... More 

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James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this review

The reviewer's description only speaks to a portion of the exhibit floor - the "Los Tejanos" area. The main exhibit floor has a much broader scope of cultures represented, depicting the many peoples that have come to Texas and defined its identity. It includes African American, French, Polish, Czech, Belgian and many more. - James B., ITC Communications More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Beautiful building and a fantastic exhibit. Spend time to talk to volunteers for a great feel. There is a WW2 marine vet who is fantastic to speak to also.. It seems that all races ,religions , countries are imbedded in this state.

Thank Steve R

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