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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%
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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 4 days ago

Two elders and one teenager had a great couple of hours here. Relax with a drink whilst you admire this old style bar and the large collection of horned animals mounted on all the walls of the saloon. There is no admission fee to enter...More

Thank Broomhillal
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow, numerous stuffed animals. Great cheeseburger, cool old Western town. But, the greeter is rude, not friendly, an arrogant because he has a gun. Asked him if there was a waiter for food service and he told me he already mentioned it in his "speel"....More

Thank IndianaOutsider
Reviewed 1 week ago

You wont believe your eyes when you enter this Saloon. The amount of Stag Bear Reindeer and other animals heads on display is very impressive - there is even an elephant too! They serve delicious meals and the beers are huge! The staff all very...More

1  Thank 2getawaydeals
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an institution, you can grab a meal and refreshments then take advantage of the wonderful displays and Texas Ranger Museum. Lots of information available including views of the old west.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Give you a feeling of being in those times. My husband loved the museum. It is really a lot to look at for the money. Every kind of animal head, fish, etc. you can think of. They give you half off your lunch if you...More

Thank Kam W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THe museum takes about an hour to stroll thru all the exhibits of animals, read about th history of San Antonio and see many exhibits of the Texas Ranger, plus read about Barnum circus , as the animals have been mounted this maybe distressing to...More

Thank vivpidge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to spend a half day perusing this museum, something for everyone. A bit on the pricey side but worth it. Nice place to take children.

Thank goodeye2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a museum attached to the Saloon and well worth a visit, they also sell food in the Saloon. The museum gives you an insight into the early settlers in the area and animals

Thank molliescotland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum. You can get to from the Riverwalk and is close the Alamo. There is a charge to get into the museum. It tells you about how the Texas Ranger started. Tells how Bonnie & Clyde were cought. There...More

Thank bettysmith4322
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only went in to look around and grab something to drink. Take a few minutes to check it out. We didn't go into the Ranger museum, so I can't comment on it or other parts that you had to pay to see.

Thank faithrunfarm
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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