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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum
from US$22.49*
The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum
from US$22.49*
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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...more
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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 via mobile

Would have paid $10 but definitely not the $20 per person. Did not see many people paying it. Seems like just another tourist trap. Save your money go into bar take a few pictures and leave.

Thank deborahg836
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So terrible this museum may cause lingering nightmares. Face in scuba gear was straight from horror movie. Real animals is a lie. Stuffed hideous exhibits of dead animals (alligators and sharks so fake). Layout of museum is confusing and a maze. If you want Ripleys...More

1  Thank Tracy Lynn F
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I stopped here to have our first beer for the weekend. The place had a nice selection of beer along with a full bar. If you're into viewing wild life.. the kind mounted on the wall, this is your place. Lots of...More

Thank rjk857
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Buckhorn is a unique experience which takes several hours if you are going to get the most out of it. There are several different exhibit areas: animals, carnival tricks and Texas Ranger history. All 3 are interesting. The animal exhibit upstairs has hundreds of...More

Thank PRWebster
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Old fashioned salon with all the taxidermy displays. Order your meal at the back counter and they deliver.

Thank 208PrincessB
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not much else like it in the US. Peta people should stay away. There are horns and stuffed animals galore. Saloon looks like something from the old west. Admission is pricey, even with a coupon, but the Alamo and Riverwalk are free.

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We didn't have a drink but the bar looked like a fun place to visit. The walls are full of animal heads and the building reeks of history.

Thank catysonreviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I hadn't been in town long, but after getting up early and being in airports or on a plane most of the day, we decided to stroll the streets and just see what was around when we found the Buckhorn Saloon. Even...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a drink and we thought a snack for intending to go to the museum. Drinks were ok, although they were out of the beer I wanted, and the bartender was nice enough. However, somehow he either missed putting out order for...More

Thank Pgh22SCM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I recently visited this bar and truly enjoyed our time inside. The bar walls are full of trophy hunting mounts. Service was very good and the bartender prepared excellent drinks. Well worth a visit while in San Antonio.

1  Thank Alaska23_Family
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Response from Z7011UDmichaelp | Reviewed this property |
Texas IS NOT California so don’t expect the same regulatory atmosphere. The problem of not having a national independent nonprofit registry for support animals that businesses can rely on, and the wide spread practice of... More
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Yes! And Association of Retired People and Triple A.