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Briscoe Western Art Museum

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The Briscoe Western Art Museum, located on the banks of the historic San Antonio River Walk, brings to life the vibrant culture and heritage of the Western United States. The Museum offers a permanent collection of Western art and artifacts...more
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210 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2988
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The displays were varied and the museum gift shop was very reasonable. There are three floors to explore with amazing ceilings and decor. The Briscoe also has a large room to rent on the river side - it was great for a large wedding reception!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mairwin2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting this museum one morning while in town for the Alamo Bowl. This museum is conveniently located on the River Walk although it is also accessible from the street. The museum offers a nice collection of western art and artifacts and has an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank annalea52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this because my daughter loves art. I was surprise at how much our whole family loved this museum. We spent a couple of hours exploring. I would highly recommend if you like art, western culture or both!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank teachhistory
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some quality pieces of history can be seen in this museum. The artwork can seem repetitive at times but the historical pieces bring home the brilliance of the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Terri D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cool place to visit when you are looking for something to do on the Riverwalk. When you are tired of looking at the same things in every gift shop and market it’s a sigh of relief. It helps if you like the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank donaldn68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent much of an afternoon at this place. What a beautiful space, which used to be the public library. The collection is quite varied...older and contemporary painting, sculptures, saddles, some beautiful uniforms from the days of the Alamo, a spectacular diorama of the battle...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rac-columbus
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Enjoyable hour or so here. Great Western art fits right in at San Antonio and the Alamo atmosphere. Interesting and beautiful displays, dioramas and paintings and sculpture. It was free on Tuesday after 4pm. Enjoyable and historical. Thank you.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stOOOge
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Loved going to his museum recently on a weekday. The artwork is wonderful. The layout of the museum is very good and it is not too big that it is feel overwhelming. I spent about about an hour and 20 minutes there and loved it....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Noreen K
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the museum very much, great sculptures, paintings and a view of life in the west. Gives you a perspective of life and where we come from, a total mixture .The Alamo depiction is great

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fcogarciam
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed this museum much more than I thought I would. Some of the sculptures were fabulous. I would have appreciated more explanatory text for the paintings, but I did enjoy viewing them. A worthwhile stop.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Deborah H | Reviewed this property |
No we walked right in.