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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum was very interesting. We especially enjoyed the Texas Ranger portion. It details the history of the rangers and displays many of the pictures, weaponry and badges. The history of the Buckhorn Saloon was fascinating as well. Its original owner would accept buckhorns (or...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice collection of Texas Rangers memorabilia. Liked the setup and decor. Nice large saloon. The food fare in the restaurant is normal and limited. The overall combination is good, more museum than restaurant, but its ok to recommend

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Texas Ranger Museum, taxidermy emporium, old Texas town sets, and a small cornucopia of old carnival attractions are housed in this one building. From Bonnie & Clyde's bullet-ridden car, stuffed passenger pigeons, longhorn furniture, rattlesnake rattle art, an old town sheriff's office, to a room...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We attended a private, catered event at the Buckhorn Museum and Saloon. So we had free fun of the "museum." The Buckhorn museum contains a bizarre array of taxidermied animals including some mutant farm animals and fake mythical animals. Any 7 year old boy would...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This really is a unique place to visit in San Antonio. They pack a lot of different things in to be of interest to just about everyone of all ages. The Saloon takes you back in time. Enjoyed the history we learned at the museum....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took my parents there and we had a lovely time. We’re from San Antonio and yet learned some interesting history about San Antonio and Texas. The animal displays were pretty cool too.

Thank Monica B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ranger museum is ok, the taxidermy animal exhibit is a bit tacky. I think they bought out every local estate that had taxidermy animals and put them on the second floor of the Buckhorn Saloon. There must be 100 different animal heads. Some in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been to Buckhorn for a beer on last trip, but went to Ranger museum this time. Really enjoyed the offerings. Cool history on TX Rangers, unique animal horn items and good gift shop

Thank Jenn S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice museum with interesting things to see. If your in the area, I would recommend taking time out to visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of atmosphere for a quick lunch. The fajitas were very good. Service and price are good, place is clean and a solid bar. Also hosts the Texas Rangers museum for a separate admission. It's not Las Vegas, it's a down-home saloon.

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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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