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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum
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The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum
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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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318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
+1 210-247-4000
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We wandered past this place and decided to go in. There are two parts of this museum, The Buckhorn Saloon Museum and the Texas Ranger Museum. We actually spent quite a bit of time wandering through this place as there was a lot to see...More

Thank davidrC4704KO
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The hungry burger was big, had to cut in half to eat it. As for flavor, no big deal, not sure what's up with diced onions in this town, they tend to fall off easier. The fries were the crinkle cut and not a big...More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in taxidermy fair enough but these are animals that have been shot. One guy Negley “hunted the big five with bow and arrow” even had the video to show an elephant being shot. Nothing against conservation culling itself but disgusting to...More

Thank monocularman
Reviewed 1 week ago

we loved this place it 20.00 to get in but if you have the mega pass it is included.We had the best time has a saloon you can get food beer. It has two nice museum western And about the rangers a nice gift shop...More

Thank patra717
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

German immigrant, Albert Friedrich, founded the Buckhorn Saloon in 1881. He had an idea to accept horns and antlers in exchange for a free beer or whiskey at his saloon. Thus began the Buckhorn collection. It grew to become one of the world's most unique...More

Thank BnCrXplorerz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing bar, with 2 museums attached to it, one with stuffed animals displayed by country. The other was all about the the decades back to the first Texas Ranger. Interesting is it.

Thank yell847
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of fun at the bar so I passed on the museum, but friends enjoyed it. Excellent selections of draft beer plus great margaritas. Good surroundings at the Buckhorn.

Thank Chip T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first trip to San Antonio and we think the city planners have done a great job of offering tourists a wide variety of things to do, places to see and experiences to have in addition to good transportation and great food. Of course most...More

Thank JohannaInDenver
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found a Groupon and decided to visit the Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum. It was like stepping back in time. The original bar and had unusual & unique artifacts makng the museum was terrific. The museum itself had items back to the late...More

Thank SCCelticSoul
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited the 'saloon' before for drinks but this trip, decided to go through the museum. The variety of animals displayed is impressive, keeping in mind that the collection was amassed years ago before conservation was a primary consideration. We were mainly interested in...More

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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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