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San Antonio

The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum

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    What to Expect
    Visit: The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, 318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816

    Since its founding in 1881, the Buckhorn Saloon has grown from a bar decorated with antler racks into an impressive collection of taxidermy with more than 520 animal species represented, in addition to other spectacular exhibits.

    Make your way to the site and browse the fascinating collections in the Hall of Horns, Hall of Feathers, and Hall of Fins. Among the treasures to behold: a Texas Longhorn with horns that measure more than 8 feet (2.5 meters) across; a record-breaking 1,056-pound (479-kilo) marlin that was caught in Peru; oddities such as an 8-legged lamb and a 2-headed calf; and other impressive horns that include a 78-point buck and a moose with a 5-foot, 7-inch (1.7-meter) rack. Prized specimens include rare and extinct creatures such as an Irish elk and a pair of passenger pigeons.

    In the old days, the saloon's owners traded with cowboys, exchanging beer or whiskey for antlers and rattlesnake rattles. They then created chairs from the antlers, such as a 62-horn chair for Teddy Roosevelt, and art pieces from the rattles. See these pieces, then step into the past in the Hall of Texas History Wax Museum section. Dioramas that depict early Texas were originally featured at San Antonio’s Hemisphere World's Fair in 1968.

    The Texas Ranger Museum is a more recent addition to the Buckhorn’s collection. It includes artifacts from two centuries of Texas law enforcement, including historic revolvers, sawed-off shotguns, photographs, badges and more. Ranger Town recreates San Antonio life in the early 1900s.

    While visiting this fascinating attraction, you can stop into the saloon and cafe for lunch or a locally-brewed beer (each at own expense); you're welcome to bring your drink into the museum.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Buckhorn Saloon
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Entry/Admission - The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • On-site cafe daily from 11am to 3pm for lunch.
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Magnificent place, lots os souvenirs , magnets & cafe & museum all in one place Very central location in downtown Life is a trip, enjoy 😊
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    Not often SPEECHLESS but after visiting this expensive San Antonio landmark I have to say it was entertaining. As a boy 50 years ago I visited the Lone Star Brewery and they had a museum With numerous freaky animals. The Buckhorn is a squeezed down version of the Lone Star
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    This place was way bigger than we imagined! We were in Texas for a family vacation and had a newborn all the way up to the great grandparents and it was fun for all! From Shark exhibit to the Bonnie and Clyde vehicle... we were just completely blown away. I only wished we
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    Our bartender was great although we only had a beer with lunch and then got one to walk around the museum. Eclectic and fun and beyond interesting collection. We downloaded the scavenger hunt to make the tour a little more interactive and involving. Learned a little. Laughed a
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    The food at the cafe was not good. Expensive cheeseburger with soggy bread and barbecue sauce and mayo. Cheap cheese, and bacon. Huge fountain drink with refills so great on a hot day. OK, the museums...lots of horns, lots of taxidermied animals. even beautiful giraffe and
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