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Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
+1 210-458-2300
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This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in Texas.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“texas history” (41 reviews)
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801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
+1 210-458-2300
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had heard good things about the Institute but not gotten around to visit. When we found ourselves with time in San Antonio on a chilly, drizzly day, it seemed like a good place to spend a few hours. We were pleasantly surprised - it’s...More

Thank MZC-Grandma
Reviewed 3 days ago

Self guided tour through many exhibits. History of the people who originally settled in what is now Texas.

Thank 2adventurers2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised by how much there was to see here. What an awesome museum! If you are in Hemisphere Park, you MUST take the time to see this place. The staff were all very friendly and informative as well. Thank you!!

Thank robfelger
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was a lot of fun for my whole family. There were exhibits that captured the interest of all of us (two adults and one eight year old). There are a few interactive exhibits, but this is primarily a museum of stories which are...More

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I didn't know this museum was here and so was surprised when my son suggested a visit. What a place! The exhibits are all on one floor and so very easy to get around, especially helpful for the frail or infirm. We learned all about...More

1  Thank Bernadetteere
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This museum is an amazing hidden little gem. I loved the fact that it was very informative and there were lots of things to interact with. A great museum for people of all ages. I didn’t realize that Texas was such a melting pot of...More

Thank Tdotgirl1969
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Museum aimed more at kids but still interesting for adults if you have the time go but do not put on top of your list.More

James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Museum content is suitable for all ages, with advance concepts such as immigration, integration, diversity and Civil Rights detailed along with stories of people, their accomplishments, their living conditions, and other details. There are also hands-on opportunities for children and families, such as trunks with...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Most people would not even know about this great collection of the varied cultures that make up the Texas people. All immigrant and Native American groups are represented. There is plenty of history to be learned here. Expect to spend three hours here. Take your...More

Thank Gumgrove
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This museum offers a panoramic view of the may groups that settled Texas. The slide show projected on the domed ceiling was particularly interesting and well done. The various exhibits are dense with information, kids could get restless while adults dive into the details.

Thank Pamela J
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is so under rated and I can't understand why. So very interesting. Were can you see and learn about 26 different cultures under one roof. Look for your own nationality and be surprised by what you see and learn. So many are represented here....More

Thank Dolores W
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21 July 2016|
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Response from johnnypantoja | Reviewed this property |
The address is: Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 East César E. Chávez Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78205. The museum is located right off of the highway, and there is usually plenty of parking along Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard... More
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8 July 2016|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
Every summer, the institute participates in the Blue Star Museums program, which is a free admission for active duty military and their families, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Free Second Sunday is suspended in June, but picks... More
6 March 2015|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
According to our exhibit researchers, Los Tejanos will go back to years before the the arrival of the Spanish. One of the things the new exhibit will discuss is the Mestizo. In fact, identity and mixed cultural heritage are... More