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Institute of Texan Cultures

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Address: 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205
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This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in...

This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in Texas.

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Texas - Melting Pot

A must see visit. Learn of the many diverse cultures that over the centuries & still today make Texas what it is today. Great explanations of each culture and what they endured... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Dundas, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must see visit. Learn of the many diverse cultures that over the centuries & still today make Texas what it is today. Great explanations of each culture and what they endured in becoming an important part of Texas culture.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the place to go if you want to learn about the history of texas...from the beginnings up until present day. great presentations and displays.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should visit this exhibit. I have been going for years when I visit San Antonio and it is constantly being improved upon. A great lesson in Texas history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous place this is. I knew Texas was settled by multiple cultures, but I had no idea what a melting pot it was. There are probably 25 different cultures represented in this cultural institute. It is easy to navigate and, except for the four corners of the building which they designed representing the four major groups, the rest... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A section on each of the ethnic groups that make up Texas. Lots of artifacts well-interpreted. We went on Monday and it was very quiet. Spent a bit over two hours and enjoyed the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in HemisFair Park near downtown San Antonio, the Institute of Texan Cultures houses exhibits on over twenty-five cultural groups that have settled in Texas. A very interesting place to spend the afternoon.

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Spring Branch, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history of the Texas region is long, varied and complex. Several tribes and national groups at one time or another have lived here and contributed to the wonderful mixture of Texan culture. This museum presents them all fairly and thoroughly. I'll be back.

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Westville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a Monday about lunch time . Seemed to be about ten people in the whole place . It's like having the whole place to yourself . If you are a history buff you will enjoy if not avoid. Staff were very knowledgeable and actually engaging . Ten dollars per person to enter . Felt a little sorry... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Institute of Texas Culture is a little isolated right now with all the construction downtown, but well worth the trip. There are few visitors; as a result, the docents have lots of time to answer questions and help uncover"secrets" in the displays. Featured are the history and artifacts of more than 25 cultures that have influenced Texas history and... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We chose this museum on a cold winter day in San Antonio, and are certainly glad we did. Although the museum is based on the diversity of the people in Texas (there are a whole 50 Dutch settlers in Texas!!) which we found to be somewhat amusing (a museum about the diversity of Americans belongs in Brooklyn, not Texas), the... More 

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