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Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
+1 210-458-2300
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This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in Texas.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
+1 210-458-2300
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

A very enjoyable museum that summarizes the varied ethnic background of Texas. It starts with archaeological discoveries dating back 10000 to 12000 years, transitions through native americans coming to Texas from other areas East and North, Spanish, Mexican, American and European immigration. More cultural diversity...More

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 23 April 2017

First love it bc it's a part of UTSA history department. The exhibits are wonderful. Great fir newcomers to Texas, history buffs or just people interested in immigrants and what major accomplishments they had in Texas. Often new exhibits. Parking is tricky. Park in street...More

Thank Spary09
James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Clarification: The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures is a component of The University of Texas at San Antonio, under the community services division, not the department of history. - James B., ITC Communications

Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a short walk from the Tower of America. The history and the story of people of Texas were worth the visit.

Thank C C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent museum with fascinating displays elucidating the settlement of Texas by many different ethnic groups. Some films and multimedia displays. Very well done!

Thank Cyndi H
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is both a Museum and a library. It serves as the state's primary center for multicultural education, with exhibits, programs, and events. We were lucky enough to meet Laura Ibarra the Visitor Service Manager. She was very friendly and knowledgeable and gave us a...More

Thank Lu P
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is a facisnating museum showing how many different cultures affected and help shape the state of Texas. It's entertains for both adults and children, not only wonderful exhibits but lots of interactive exhibts as well. We have been many times over the years. Tips:...More

Thank mruiz45
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We spent about two hours in the museum, which was about my three-year-old grandson's attention span. The two adults loved the clear descriptions of the various exhibits, and my grandson was delighted that he could touch many of them. (The only drawback was that it...More

Thank Cpencer
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a very informative and visually pleasing institute and I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to learn more about Texas and its people and cultures that blended to make Texas what it is. They sponsor several events a year that add to...More

Thank Poindextergoodfellow
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Really interesting anthropological information about pre history inhabitants, as well as various cultural groups who contributed to the melting pot that makes up Texas.

Thank prairieflowers
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

While on a whole, the museum was interesting, it lacked a little in areas one would think would be easy to shine in. For example, the Dome Show, a video shown on a domed ceiling in the center of the museum, had little to no...More

Thank Audrey M
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21 July 2016|
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Response from johnnypantoja | Reviewed this property |
The address is: Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 East César E. Chávez Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78205. The museum is located right off of the highway, and there is usually plenty of parking along Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard... More
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9 July 2016|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
Every summer, the institute participates in the Blue Star Museums program, which is a free admission for active duty military and their families, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Free Second Sunday is suspended in June, but picks... More
6 March 2015|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
According to our exhibit researchers, Los Tejanos will go back to years before the the arrival of the Spanish. One of the things the new exhibit will discuss is the Mestizo. In fact, identity and mixed cultural heritage are... More