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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum
from US$22.49*
The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum
from US$22.49*
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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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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

Not worth the $20/each to get in (even the $15 we paid on a "deal"). The best thing we can say about the experience is that the floors were clean. We did not try their food but it looked a whole lot like average eats.

Thank 442richard
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I mainly went for the museum part but we also had lunch. If you are into hunting then you will like this place. It also has some bizarre looking animals. We mainly liked the Texas rangers part of the museum. There is...More

Thank Alan N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For two adults it costs $43 USD & some change!!! In hindsight I wish we hadn’t have bothered. The Texas Ranger Museum (ground floor) was OK but the upstairs was just weird. Heaps of taxidermy- Africa & beyond and a strange “oddities” section. I think...More

Thank LivLetLiv2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the section of the Texas Rangers was okay. The animal part is great if you are into taxidermy. And the othe was the same things you would see in the Ripley's museum only not near as good. Very disappointed!!!!!

Thank 391russelln
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four people were nearly $75.00, even with a military discount. The displays were just ok, nothing too special. Skip this place unless you just love dead stuffed animals or static displays of Texas Ranger Memorabilia. Took less than an hour to go thru. Go see...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun venue. It is part museum and part bar/restaurant. It is a little walk within from the riverwalk but worth doing.

1  Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a truly unique location. It is absolutely worth the visit. You get a true sense of the Texas Rangers with the exhibits. You could spend hours view all the unique items housed here. A friendly staff welcomes you.

1  Thank boxshop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times, we enjoy the atmosphere. Attractions and games to keep the kids entertained and cold beer on tap for the adults. The museum has something for everyone. Definitely will return.

1  Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always think about going to the buckhorn, but never do because of the price. This time we had a coupon and decided to go in with low expectations and a cheeky attitude. Wow we were surprised. Lots of really cool memorabilia about the Texas...More

1  Thank TikiTex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You won't walk away from this museum deep in thought or with any new great insight about animals, the Wild West, or anything educational... but I bet you'll have fun! Good vibes, unique collection, some random tidbits, and an overall good oasis from that San...More

1  Thank Donkey2016
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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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