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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.
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801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
+1 210-458-2300
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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...More

Thank eric g
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...More

Thank bettgerk
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....More

Thank Meso R
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...More

Thank johnnypantoja
James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2016

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...More

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 steverA8718SU
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

It's been years since we'd last been and we were very happy to return. Inside the Institute of Texan Cultures building as well as the surrounding grounds, a yearly festival representing all cultures of Texas is held. So many cultures are represented in food and...More

Thank sazm42
Reviewed June 1, 2016

A great deal of interesting Native American and Mexican American art and artifacts that tell a story from the past. Admission is free for Military and dependents with ID. A peaceful place to visit. Young children that enjoy horses, birds, and swords might enjoy a...More

Thank nollie54
James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2016

A clarification regarding the free admission for military: The Institute of Texan Cultures participates in the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The program...More

Reviewed May 25, 2016

I was visiting San Antonio this week and stayed the day at the Institute of Texan Cultures - A Wealth of Texas History! This museum has volumes of Texas history, just excellent. My favorite part was the Texans in World War II, an excellent tribute...More

Thank P51rayf
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Exhibits look like something from the 1970s but the people there are nice and there are some neat things to see. I thought Texas was just a big desert with cowboys. Didn't realize how many ethnic groups are there!

Thank 26July52
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Had been there several years ago and almost all was changed, was all new to look at, had a different focus than in the past, had a very nice WW2 section

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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
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
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