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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“texas history” (42 reviews)
“ethnic groups” (15 reviews)
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801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
Downtown
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"different cultures"
in 37 reviews
"texas history"
in 42 reviews
"ethnic groups"
in 15 reviews
"american indian"
in 5 reviews
"great state"
in 10 reviews
"chuck wagon"
in 9 reviews
"cultures represented"
in 4 reviews
"pre history"
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"cultural exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"excellent museum"
in 5 reviews
"hemisfair park"
in 9 reviews
"native americans"
in 9 reviews
"hemisphere park"
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"two hours"
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"couple of hours"
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"answer questions"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable with a lot to see and do! I really learned a lot about the Lone Star state! The out of doors space is quite lovely as well with some cool experiences

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent a morning touring the outdoor and indoor exhibits with a group of 40 people. The museum tells the story of every people group who settled Texas from the Native Americans to the immigrants of today. Developed for the Hemisfair in '68, the novel approach...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I visit the intitute on 28 february 2018. The admission fee is just 10 USD if I am not mistaken. The location of the institute is just few minutes walking from tower of america and convention center. The institute is huge building. Inside it there...More

1  Thank Bram K
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James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

The reviewer's reference to a beer making room is the Brewing Up Texas exhibit, a temporary exhibit which will end in Oct. 2018. - James B., Communications Office

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Nice displays of various Texas immigrants, German, Czech, Eastern and Northern “Americans” , Mexican ans Spanish along with the indigenous tribes. Hurry before the City/County can knock it down! Sorry, folks but we have stupid politicians in San Antonio also!!More

2  Thank LBN2013
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James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

While we appreciate the reviewer's support, the institute is a component of the University of Texas and a state entity, not subject to city or county government. That said, no decision has been reached or announced (as of March 2018) as to whether the institute...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We spent two hours touring this museum, and we could have spent all day. It has an in depth representation of ALL cultures and ethnicities that migrated to Texas. Little did I know that there were significant numbers of Polish, Jewish, Irish, Italian, Wends, Chinese,...More

1  Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our visit as we spent a full 4 hours touring the facility. There is a lot of information on the various cultures and people that have come together to create the the modern day Texas. In addition there are many...More

2  Thank GoingFarFarAway
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James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

The reviewer raises good points. The institute has undergone a master planning process and has a plan for an exhibit floor update that would emphasize immersion and interactivity, rather than the text-heavy exhibits now displayed. Regarding the layout: During the master planning process, we received...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Go here to find out how little you know about the rich and varied history and culture of Texas. The exhibits are first-rate and very informative. Great for all ages, but especially good for families with young kids.

1  Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Enjoyed all of the displays and information about all of the cultures that have formed Texas! Wonderful museum!

1  Thank bette722
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We had heard good things about the Institute but not gotten around to visit. When we found ourselves with time in San Antonio on a chilly, drizzly day, it seemed like a good place to spend a few hours. We were pleasantly surprised - it’s...More

1  Thank MZC-Grandma
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Self guided tour through many exhibits. History of the people who originally settled in what is now Texas.

1  Thank 2adventurers2
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buenamuchaha
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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eric g
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
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gcasper
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
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