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Institute of Texan Cultures

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Address: 801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
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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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We chose this museum on a cold winter day in San Antonio, and are certainly glad we did. Although the museum is based on the diversity of the people in Texas (there are a whole 50... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Syracuse, New York
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We chose this museum on a cold winter day in San Antonio, and are certainly glad we did. Although the museum is based on the diversity of the people in Texas (there are a whole 50 Dutch settlers in Texas!!) which we found to be somewhat amusing (a museum about the diversity of Americans belongs in Brooklyn, not Texas), the... More 

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Real de Catorce, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the ITC at least 50 times and each time there is something new to see and learn. It never gets dull and the exhibits are well done and upgraded as time goes by.

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Redford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting during a weekday in January, I think there were 8 guests in the facility the whole time I was there. A delightful way to make sure I could spend as much time as I wanted at each exhibit with no crowding. The displays are primarily 2D and 3D, with at least as many objects as sign boards. There are... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a good peaceful place. Lots of things to see and lots of cultures that came to Texas. Its a wonderful place to learn. Good discounts and good place. I came here to learn more for college history. Helped me a lot.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love just walking around this museum and reading all of the descriptions of the exhibits. They also have a great Asian Festival in February, which shouldn't be missed.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For children, I highly recommend this for summer visitors, as you can visit the museum and then take them outside in the San Antonio heat afterward for a picnic and play at Yanaguana Park & Playground...where splash pads and water features as well as plenty of swings and climbing opportunities will entertain the kids!

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many interesting artifacts at ITC and I always enjoy revisiting info about the diverse groups that make up Texas. Two special exhibits are in place now: Texans during World War, which was full of photos and terrific artifacts from the era. I think I even found a relative in one photo. Also, the painted churches photograph exhibit was... More 

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

Points of clarification: Our Part of Victory: Texans in World War II concludes Jan. 17, 2017; Painted Churches of Texas concludes March 5, 2017. - James B., ITC Communications Office More 

Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I first heard about the Institute of Texan Cultures I joked, "what is it, a shoe box?" Boy, have I eaten my words. The museum tells the fascinating history (and pre-history) of a an amazing land. Very well done.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This extensive museum could easily take a day or more to see and read all the information at each exhibit "alcove". There is so much to learn and absorb. I have traveled to several of the cities/towns in Texas of German, Czech, Wendish and various other cultures and visited their museums. But, it was great to see many of the... More 

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We had no idea what was in store for us and were very pleasantly surprised by what we saw and heard. The different cultural exhibits were so interesting and informative. I didn't realize the impact Germans and other groups had in molding the Texas of today. It was a great way to spend a few hours, to see how different... More 

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