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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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801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
+1 210-458-2300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Institute of Texas Cultures – This museum is in the back of the HemisFair plaza from the 1968 World’s (Hemis)Fair. Walk through the green arches and across the parking lot to the one level museum showing the different cultures that founded San Antonio. Interpretive areas...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Clearly all about Texas. They have some pretty cool exhibits that come and go, employees are very friendly, and usually not a crowd. No use to take a tour. just go walk around. Plenty of information to read, and lots of relatively interactive exhibits inside...More

Thank Samuel K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice overview of Texas history going back to pre-historic times. I learned a lot about various groups that helped to make up Texas. Odd focus on fascination with Universe on pottery. Also I was very, very disappointed with their "must see" movie that is shown...More

Thank sazoram
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice but be sure to know they offer Texas History with a Slant--don't believe all they tell you. I would not take the tour so I do not have to listen to their slanted stories about how bad the early white settlers were. Go see...More

1  Thank atr2b1218
James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

ITC exhibits are carefully researched and presented. It would be inaccurate to suggest minority settlers in Texas did not and do not face discrimination. The stories Visitors read about at ITC are presented in a historically accurate manner that allow each of us to learn...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum highlights the various cultures that have shaped the Texas landscape, political arena, and commerce. The museum does a solid job at representing select individuals, as well as the collective 'melting pot' that defines Texas.

Thank Journey_Gal70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite places. Love the way it's divided up into 26 different culture. So much history under one roof!! It was sooo interesting!'

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love history of any kind, you have to visit the Institute of Texan Cultures. At the $10 entrance fee, it is well worth it, and a perfect activity for a hot Texas day. I found the displays fascinating and I could have spent...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The institute has a very fine museum the portrays Texas culture from 20000 years ago to today. I found that ver interesting. They showed the various indigenous people at locations across the state. There was also a display showing the contributions from people coming from...More

Thank Elon B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Expected too much, but it was just okay. Exhibits were not as engaging as had hoped. Nice place to visit on a hot summer day.

Thank Hangry_in_SATX
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Fun Fact- the institute is FREE to the public every second Sunday of the month The institute was a pleasant surprise filled with tons of informative plaques about all the cultures that make Texas Texas. There is currently an exhibit on the missions in Texas...More

Thank Alyza P
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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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8 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