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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

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Opens in 21 min: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum
From US$18.98*
The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum
From US$18.98*
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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 2 days ago

I do not recommend this at all. I went with my husband and two teenagers. None of us enjoyed this museum

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Judyroo61
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've never seen anything like the Buckhorn! The pictures you see on-line don't do it justice. This place is absolutely huge. Once you get inside and start working your way through the exhibits, the galleries just keep going and going! What an incredible testament to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank VanEsq12
Reviewed 1 week ago

We totally enjoyed this 100 yr old saloon and all the fun taxidermy mounts. The longhorn chairs were very unique. Lots of displays of the Texas Rangers and interesting artifacts and history. The fella in the jail snoring was quite interesting. They have a Bonnie...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wisc_girls
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to visit but I wouldn’t pay the $20 each again to see the museum, parts of it were good but some of it was not.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Teri L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch and a tour of the museum inside this old saloon. It's been there over 100 years and the museum was more interesting than I thought it would be. If you don't want or don't approve of animals stuffed on the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lkis229
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had tickets to the Museum so we received a discount on our lunch (American fare, good food and reasonable prices). After lunch visited the two museums where we spent a couple of hours. The number of mounted animals, fish and reptiles was amazing. Lots...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carole M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of things (the decor) to look at while eating your meal. Food servings were plentiful and good. After dining you can walk-off your meal by taking in the history walking through the variety of exhibits in the Texas Ranger Museum.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sheldon S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today we visited the buckhorn saloon and Texas ranger museum. We ate lunch and enjoyed the tours. This is very unique with a lot of history. The people were very nice and helpful. The amount of stuffed animals is amazing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris B
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

If you’re into taxidermy then this place has it all and then some. Lots of things to see but would think for a family of four way to expensive. Ranger museum is ok but lots of repeat information. Did like the old saloon and jail...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

The Buckhorn has a wide variety of animals and some freaky animals too! Interesting and engaging for sure!

Date of experience: February 2019
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