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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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  • Average15%
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318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
+1 210-247-4000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bigger than you realise. Lots to see which will surprise you. Some weird parts too e.g. stuffed two headed animals and much more. Bar and food plus a shop. Would recommend (we did it as part of the city pass).

Thank T D B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting mixture of western memorabilia and animal exhibits (all stuffed I am afraid) it was entertaining and well worth the visit. The historic bar is part of the attraction but the food was not!

Thank jeff600
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun spot to stop in for a cold drink and check out the museum. Staff was very friendly nice gift shop.

Thank AlexJackSquirt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We take all of our out of town guests here. Food is good, drinks are great. The atmosphere is just very cool. Ya gotta stop in here!

Thank P4106TMrichardh
Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping in and continuing to visit The Buckhorn and bring your friends. We are so thankful to have visitors like you. Sincerely, The Buckhorn Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun place to go see what made the west truly what it is today. Much to see and do and many stories told that answer and set the records straight on how the west was won. this is a fun place and great...More

Thank Tony A
Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thanks for taking a moment to review The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum. We're so glad that you enjoyed our museums and shared your insights on Trip Advisor. Take care and we hope to see you again the next time you're...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed it very much. the TX ranger museum was interesting many neat looking guns. The Buckhorn collection is probably not for everyone- if you do not enjoy mounts and samples of taxidermy - wouldn't be for you.

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This unique saloon and attraction might have something for everyone. Unique and unusual museums, old world long bar, game room, and maybe the largest collection of hunting trophies in the world. Worth a stop in for a cold one and conversation at the least. The...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grandkids (9 & 15) loved all the collections in the Museum, from the chairs made of bull horns to the animals and the Ranger Museum. They found them extremely interesting. The item that fascinated them the most was the tree of life.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an Australian, I have never seen anything quite like the Buckhorn Saloon. It boasts the largest taxidermy collection in the USA - and it shows! I appreciated the warm welcome & opportunity to take photos in the saloon, but I didn't visit the Texas...More

Thank Mgraffin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is interesting but it might not be for everyone!.....the old saloon itself is impressive as is the Texas Rangers Museum but you might have a problem with all of the stuffed and mounted animals ..........this is quite an extensive collection but if you...More

1  Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
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