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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
+1 210-247-4000
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
+1 210-247-4000
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Reviewed yesterday

Not on the River walk but very accessible so it was a pleasant walk to and from the hotel. The museum was interesting to peruse while the group of 140 I was a part of was waiting for the banquet room to complete their finishing...More

Thank Sharron S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to go inside on our way to the parking garage. I am so glad we did! It was classic! The Voltar from the movie Big is one of the first things you see! Of course the kids had no idea what it was....More

Thank Beth T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again Texans current and historic fail to disappoint. Where else can you enjoy a fine Irish spirit whilst you cast ye eyes on the magnificent Irish Elk? Ireland maybe but they won’t have the same braggin rights or collection of historic western items and...More

Thank Chief J
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the ads I read about this historic tavern I was expecting a very old building. The place is unique and entertaining but doesn't look old at all. The bartender was unfriendly...the only person we ran across on our trip that wasn't friendly! We made...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in just for a beverage - Bartender was very friendly - suggested a drink - There is a drink menu also. Many animals around the bar - did not do the museum

Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband had a business trip and part of the package included going to the Buckhorn Saloon. Food was good and staff was great. Interesting bar, also lots of taxidermy to check out. Very cool place

Thank worldtravelsavy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting place, and very historic. It right down town , close to the Alamo. definitely worth the visist.

Thank b31s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend a stop here of you are in San Antonio downtown area. Sitting in here,sipping a drink, reminds me of old western movies atmosphere.

Thank Morenellina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG this place was awesome. The upper floor is so interesting, they have animals from all regions of the world; land and sea, historic and pre-historic, real and questionable. There are also some fun facts and entertaining areas sprinkled throughout. The lower level houses a...More

Thank carol c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Purchased a couple of items at the Gift Shop. The associate (Jon) did not bag two of the total 8 item. We discovered that the next morning. I either had to forget about those items or had to go and inquire if could have them....More

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Buckhorn1881, Manager at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry to hear that this happened. Please reach out to us with your contact information so that we can make this right. You can send an email to sales@buckhornmuseum.com. We apologize for your poor experience and look forward to hearing from you. Thank...More

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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
There are a tremendous number of mounts in both the marine and mammal museums and I imagine most people (other than maybe locals) pay very little attention to the taxidermist name and simply focus their attention on the... More