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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“animal heads” (34 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
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+1 210-247-4000
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"stuffed animals"
in 112 reviews
"bonnie and clyde"
in 42 reviews
"animal heads"
in 34 reviews
"mounted animals"
in 22 reviews
"western town"
in 18 reviews
"fun house"
in 15 reviews
"shooting gallery"
in 12 reviews
"law enforcement"
in 15 reviews
"wild west"
in 18 reviews
"on display"
in 33 reviews
"interesting place"
in 22 reviews
"teddy roosevelt"
in 12 reviews
"gift shop"
in 44 reviews
"lots of history"
in 16 reviews
"taxidermy"
in 97 reviews
"horns"
in 76 reviews
"antlers"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was a trip! Every animal you can imagine a hunter would hunt is stuffed and mounted on the walls--vegetarians and PETA supporters need not enter :) The drinks and cocktails were good to sip while walking around and taking it all in. Tours...More

Thank scarymary73
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Reviewed 3 days ago

this most recent rendition of the old Lone Star Hall of Horns keeps the best of the old and adds a new and better curation to the collection. Bar and restaurant are great for tourist lunch. Supposedly the San Antonio bar scene in Lonesome Dove...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Kind of pricey, but was cool to see all the mounts and history. The Texas ranger museum was lacking.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I decided to check this museum out. We both agreed that the price is quite steep at $20 a person. There are coupons to be found in different travel brochures for $2 or $3 off or they have $1 off with AAA....More

Thank NW748
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Reviewed 6 days ago

WE couldn’t believe how much they charge here to see Texas ranger stuff and the food we ate was nothing special..They make a really good Long Island ice tea though. The service was slow as well and we didn’t even go at a busy time

Thank Reene B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jean, from the Buckhorn Saloon was amazing and extremely accommodating!! Not only is the Buckhorn Saloon staffed with such professional and kind people but the atmosphere is inviting and historically sound!! We recommend adding this stop to your itinerary if you are on the San...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the Texas Ranger Museum and it did not disappoint. Very informational and the exhibits were interesting to look at and read about.

Thank ranewton2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit and a can't miss due to the buildings color. Near everything downtown San Antonio has to offer.

Thank davisjd2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a great afternoon here. We were visiting from Australia and this was a real eye opener for us.we started out with lunch and my husband had the biggest glass of beer. The museum was well set out and so much to see. It...More

Thank Noela L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great gift shop, museum, fun place for the family when downtown. Lots of stuffed trophy animals, Texas Rangers history,

Thank Jabby B
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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
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