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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
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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 via mobile

This was well worth the entry fee and they gave everyone in our group my husband's military discount, we were able to buy drinks and walk around with them. It was neat to see all the animals, history and they added some fun things to...More

Thank glo_ya81
Reviewed 4 days ago

Bring the kids and enjoy this great museum. The Buckhorn Saloon is full of surprises, from the entrance of the saloon to the museum that covers everything Texas. There are different sections to the museum; The Texas Ranger museum is very informative and surprising. I...More

Thank Islandgirl409
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came for lunch, and stayed for the museum. Great burgers ans salads. The boracho beans were really good. The museum is huge ans well laid out. We all had a great time at the shooting gallery, and walking thru the old town!

Thank familytravlerchicago
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fun museum. Probably not what a lot of people expect. Stuffed animals from around the would, a celebration of the Wild West, mock up bar and sheriff office, weird wonders show, a huge saloon, great gift shop, very enthusiastic staff and a great...More

1  Thank AnselmColom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of things to see here, mostly stuffed animals/heads. The Texas Ranger Museum is very interesting, many cool artifacts to see.

Thank davel622016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by the Buckhorn Saloon/Museum while we were in San Antonio and enjoyed the food (lunch menu) and the museum. It reminded me of family vacations as a child when we would stop and see the quirky road side attractions in small towns. It...More

Thank Johnny M
Karen B, Guest Relations Manager at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Johnny, Thanks for your great review. We definitely tout The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum as a great family attraction. We're glad that you had an enjoyable time and were able to reminisce on your childhood family vacations. Take care and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The saloon itself is interest for a stop in for a drink or two...but the museums just didn't offer anything other than a tourist trap, especially for the price.

Thank nanette v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The oldest saloon in that area of Texas also hoses a museum of animals and the Texas Ranger Museum. Only a few blocks from the Alamo easy to get to. There is a bar and grill inside but we did not have time to eat.

Thank yardranger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is lots to see in this museum so plan on staying a couple of hours. The food is great and the sights are amazing!

Thank Jtbond5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy seeing 100s of Animal heads stuffed and stacked all over the walls and other lively stuffed animals you will love this place. some interesting fun activities (tacky) at the end of the tour will be enjoyable to kids and adults Texas Rangers...More

Thank Philip V
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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