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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%
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318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
+1 210-247-4000
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Reviewed yesterday

If you enjoy seeing 100s of Animal heads stuffed and stacked all over the walls and other lively stuffed animals you will love this place. some interesting fun activities (tacky) at the end of the tour will be enjoyable to kids and adults Texas Rangers...More

Thank Philip V
Reviewed 2 days ago

this is located just down from the alamo. we stopped in to get out to the heat and turned out is was a nice find. the texas ranger stuff was awesome. those were some tough guys for sure. like the bonnie and clyde stuff and...More

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here on Saturday night as part of a tour. This was a nicely done museum to see and very interesting to say the least.

Thank jordansbulls
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very disappointing. We had no idea it would be rooms and rooms of taxidermy animals! There was a room with Texas Ranger history which was o.k.More

Thank lkfla
Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello there, We are very sorry that you were disappointed by your visit. We try to make it very clear to guests what they are about to see when they purchase tickets. We explain that we have taxidermy animals on display throughout the museum. There...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Bigger than you realise. Lots to see which will surprise you. Some weird parts too e.g. stuffed two headed animals and much more. Bar and food plus a shop. Would recommend (we did it as part of the city pass).

Thank T D B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting mixture of western memorabilia and animal exhibits (all stuffed I am afraid) it was entertaining and well worth the visit. The historic bar is part of the attraction but the food was not!

Thank jeff600
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun spot to stop in for a cold drink and check out the museum. Staff was very friendly nice gift shop.

Thank AlexJackSquirt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We take all of our out of town guests here. Food is good, drinks are great. The atmosphere is just very cool. Ya gotta stop in here!

Thank P4106TMrichardh
Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping in and continuing to visit The Buckhorn and bring your friends. We are so thankful to have visitors like you. Sincerely, The Buckhorn Management Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun place to go see what made the west truly what it is today. Much to see and do and many stories told that answer and set the records straight on how the west was won. this is a fun place and great...More

Thank Tony A
Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thanks for taking a moment to review The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum. We're so glad that you enjoyed our museums and shared your insights on Trip Advisor. Take care and we hope to see you again the next time you're...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed it very much. the TX ranger museum was interesting many neat looking guns. The Buckhorn collection is probably not for everyone- if you do not enjoy mounts and samples of taxidermy - wouldn't be for you.

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Response from free2bcindee | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
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