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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

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Address: 318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
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+1 210-247-4000
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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For over 135 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering place...

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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The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum
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It's got animal heads all over the walls The bar is good and the texas ranger museum a good visit You are meet by a deputy sheriff with a handle bar mustache

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was a part of the Hop on Hop Off bus tour. I initially went in to try the Lone Star Beer....after all I'm in Texas. I was amazed at all the horns and other stuffed animals. It just goes on and on. I was kind of star struck. I'd rate this place as a highlight of San Antonio.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's got animal heads all over the walls The bar is good and the texas ranger museum a good visit You are meet by a deputy sheriff with a handle bar mustache

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent about 3 hours visiting the Buckhorn saloon and Museum. There is so much to see. The saloon has a beautiful bar dating back to the 1880s. You can purchase food and beverages there. My husband got a huge beer to take into part of the museum. There were over 500 species of animals and fish from Africa, Alaska,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The admission you pay us for two museums, the Texas ranger museum and the other is unique animal mounts from across the globe. There are so many mounts. As for the food, we missed lunch as the only serve until, 2 or 3 pm. The salon was still open at 4, but closed at 6. We enjoyed the visit and... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is small little museum with TWO museums inside. The Buckhorn museum is all ANIMALS! (dead ones) I have never seen so many species in all my life. It was very interesting! The second is a Texas Rangers museum. If you are into that kind of history... you will be in heaven! It was nice to see... not really my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Buckhorn after we passed it on the street on happenstance. Today we came back to have a beer at the oldest saloon in Texas. When asked, the bartender was able to share some significant history about the bar, the animal mounts and the people who made this place what it is. The shop has great gifts. Tons... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The saloon is a historical gem with lots of antlers. It has several big kills including the the largest buck with 78 points. The best part is the museum so leave time to visit it. It has various stories of the texas rangers with great artifacts. Also has some good Bonnie and Clyde information as well. Oh, and the burgers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an interesting place to visit! Loved the history of the place. Enjoyed the taxidermy zoo! Very well done with info about many of the animals exhibited. The sideshow exhibit was very interesting and the Texas Ranger museum made me want to read up on them. After enjoying the museum for a few hours it was nice to enjoy a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was not really suree to expect, but what xan you say about a museum that you can buy a beer on you way in at 10:30 in the morning. A wide variety of interests inside!! Cafe for lunch so convenient too!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great Texan museum. It's a great place to visit with the family to learn some Texan history. Lots of animal heads to see, not for the faint hearted.

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