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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

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Address: 318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
Phone Number: +1 210-247-4000
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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For over 135 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering place...

For over 135 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering place for good conversation, great food and spectacular wildlife exhibits. Explore the animal halls and prepare yourself for a truly immersive adventure. Practice your sharp shooting skills in our Toepperwein Shooting Gallery and explore over 500 different animals from around the world. The Texas Ranger Museum houses Texas Ranger artifacts including antique revolvers, automatic handguns, shotguns, badges, photographs and much more. Sip a refreshing drink as you stroll through the 33,000 square feet of artifacts from Texas history. Don't forget to grab a bite of lunch in our Cafe and pick up some souvenirs in our gift shop! The Cafe is open daily for lunch from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Both museums open daily at 10:00 AM. Call for exact closing times. Summer hours 10AM to 9PM. Off season hours vary. Located two blocks from the Alamo and one block from the Riverwalk, The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum and Texas Ranger Museum have something for everyone!

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Ye be warned, taxidermy EVERYWHERE!

If you have an aversion to seeing multitudes of weird things and stuffed animals, this isn't the place for you. We were here for a corporate event, so we had a meal of brisket... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing amount of things to review-stuffed with exhibits and something for all to see. The animal exhibits are thought provoking and everything else has interest for everyone of a ages

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have an aversion to seeing multitudes of weird things and stuffed animals, this isn't the place for you. We were here for a corporate event, so we had a meal of brisket, beans, and potato salad (delicious!) before we headed into the museum. It's interesting, for sure. Lots of taxidermy and prize winning game along with display cases... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this place when trying to find some rainy day activities. It's definitely an interesting collection of wildlife (the stuffed kind) and history. The entrance fee is more pricey, but it is a private museum. The exhibits do help you understand what the mentality was like during the frontier days (not PETA friendly). Some of the exhibits have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought my family from Maine here to see the Texas Ranger Museum. This is a place we always come back to for the interesting history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Rangers museum and found it very interesting. We learned facts not previously known about the Texas Rangers and their involvement in history. The displays are unusual and contained a large amount of mounted animals. The museum is larger than appears from the outside appearance. After viewing the museum, we had lunch in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good here but the best part are the museums and the employees. Real characters! Very Texan experience. There is a free skeet shooting video game that I took advantage of. Interesting layout and artifacts in the museum. Definetly worth a visit!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended this and said it was so Texas that we had to visit. We stopped in for lunch and had to sidle up to the bar for a drink under the hundreds of trophy animal heads. Loved it because my sense of humour was on high this afternoon. Fast food sandwiches and burgers (really good burgers with freshly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting to see in some cases animals that are now extinct. While some of the exhibits are a little confronting it is a reflection of how life used to be.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kind of hokey, its ok if you like a lot of stuffed animal and heads, a lot of fake stuff in the Texas ranger side.

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun saloon to visit and see the museums. I felt if was reasonable priced and they serve a great lunch in the saloon when your done with the museums. They gift shop is great.

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