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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
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"stuffed animals"
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"bonnie and clyde"
in 42 reviews
"animal heads"
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"mounted animals"
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"western town"
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"fun house"
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"shooting gallery"
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"law enforcement"
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"old west"
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"interesting place"
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"on display"
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"teddy roosevelt"
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"gift shop"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed yesterday

What a fun place to be on a Saturday afternoon! You felt as if you stepped through a time-zone back to the 1800s. There are mounted animal heads and antlers throughout and a long bar where we stopped for a local beer and root beer....More

Thank qualityjoe
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After much deciding we took the tour. It was expensive to take tour but was interesting to see some of the displays. I guess if you have some extra time and extra money you could take the tour. I found the Texas ranger display well...More

Thank gottcoke
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum had the dress up photo op with coon skin hat which I desired. I would also have liked the clothing to go with it. We enjoyed the museum with much variety of animals that it had for us to see along with rattlesnake...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wasn't sure what to expect but I loved this place. Lots of animal heads but you have to take it in the spirit and time it was started. There is a lot to see, some interactive exhibits. Lots of information. A great place to visit....More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good food, good beer, good prices, good service, and a great museum. Any age will enjoy. Just a few blocks from the Alamo.

Thank Bryan S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of historical information about the Texas Ranger's over the Texas expension. The Buckhorn Museum is a wildlife extravaganza from all over the world along with Barnum and Bailey exhibits it has something everyone should enjoy.

Thank jj j
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was just OK, but the venue was worth the trip. A taxidermy field trip!!! Fun for entire family.

Thank 243MicheleB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not impressed. The food was borderline okay. I stopped for a lunch while our walking. The advertisements is what brought me in, see some history. The bar area had hundreds of animals on the walls along with other small historic items. Basically this is a...More

1  Thank petersonge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Find your animal spirit! The animals are so fun to see! The gorilla from Carol Burnett, foxes, zebra, and more!!! Grab a drink and it’s selfie heaven!

Thank Chelise A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very eclectic museum with some surprises. Be sure to see the car in which Bonnie and Clyde were killed in!

Thank Pam P
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April 18, 2018|
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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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