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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
+1 210-247-4000
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Reviewed today

This was a hoot, and a great place to really see and learn a few things. Our 7 and 9 yr olds loved it, and we got to walk around with a beer too, cant beat that!

Thank danielhess2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

We made an impromptu visit and so glad we stopped! The old saloon is what caught our eye and we enjoyed a beer at the bar. The folks that worked here were great. We decided to do the museum tour and the Texas Ranger part...More

Thank 281cynthiam
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Check the hours. It is a great place for a lite lunch. Food was good and counter service so casual. I wish I could remember the bartenders name but he was very friendly and happy to answer my questions. He knew alot about the bar...More

Thank travelagentchristy
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like looking at hundreds of dead mounted animals that were slain just to be killed, then by all means go. One of the things they boast about is that most of the animals were hunted just to be hunted. This place is nothing...More

1  Thank Red-Super-Hero
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh, the animals mounted on the walls! And ask about why there are so many antlers on the ceiling - cool story! Oldest bar in Texas! Plus, you can pay to go through the Ranger Museum if you want to learn about the Texas Ranger...More

Thank vakayplannerPa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see what claims to be the oldest bar in the area. It was just that a bar/restaurant. Constant badgering to take the tour of the second floor ranger museum was a nuisance. The drinks were cold on a hot day. Trophy heads lined...More

Thank LoufromWantagh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to cool off. My husband enjoyed the large beer and I there buckarita very good. It is a fun place to eat and play a shooting game and waffle around a small museum. We did not eat but plenty of people were...More

Thank 395jayneb
Reviewed 1 week ago

It looks good in reviews, but since it moved to this location it charges about 3 times what it's worth (if that). Half of the displays are not labeled with any information and on top of that there is an audio of specific displays going...More

Thank Rosalind B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I never imagined that you could fit so much in such a seemingly small place. Great gift shop too. The history of the Texas Ranger goes from day 1 thru current including clothing, guns, ammo, animals relating to each period and even the original car...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is interesting, and provides a good history of the Texas Rangers. There's a huge collection of antlers, stuff animals, etc. This is a hunter's paradise and a good stop for tourists looking for something really out of the ordinary.

Thank MeraKi25
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27 September 2017|
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Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no problem although I'm not sure I saw an elevator to the second floor.
Kelly L
21 September 2016|
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Response from free2bcindee | Reviewed this property |
Yes! And Association of Retired People and Triple A.
linda p
9 April 2015|
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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