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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
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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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a wonderful historic experience

You could get lost here in historic Texas. You really need 2 days to get the full experience. It is a wonderful time walking through this exhibit. I truly recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Buda, Texas
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Buda, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could get lost here in historic Texas. You really need 2 days to get the full experience. It is a wonderful time walking through this exhibit. I truly recommend it.

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San Angelo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother told me about this museum and I'm glad he did. It is a great place to learn about all the different immigrants that made up Texas and our wonderful history. I was especially interested in my relatives who came from Norway to settle in Texas. There was a small but very informative section on the Norwegians. Unfortunately, we... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice displays of the various elements that make up the rich Texas culture. Insights into the cultural flavors of local natives and settlers from other communities.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on a rainy day for an inside activity. The displays were interesting but needed to be up dated, they seemed tired and well used. There was a lot of history displayed, some of which I had no idea about. There was a children's activity taking place and they seemed to be having a great time! Every 2nd Sunday... More 

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

The reviewer brings up a good point - refreshing of content/displays. This is on the museum's agenda. The recent "Los Tejanos" exhibit is the precursor to the new approach our museum would like to take in presenting content, focusing on interactivity with guests, and presenting new content in new ways. The African-American area is next for this manner of content... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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 July 31, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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!

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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