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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

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Address: 318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
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+1 210-247-4000
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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For over 135 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering place...

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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We visited here as we had a package which included the Saloon & Museum, Hop On Hop Off bus and RiverWalk Boat Cruise. It made the visit to the Saloon & Museum worth it. As you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Victoria
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visit The "real" Texas Ranger Museum in Waco. They advertise "hundreds of handguns" on display. There were probably 50. It is just too expensive for what you expect to see and not everyone is into taxidermy. The Texas Ranger Museum was disappointing--go to Waco. Have a drink in the SALOON and save your money.

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Thank ChoosyVictoria
Beaumont, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is really neat. Give it at least a couple of hours, you won't regret it. Cool bar and cool museum.

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Belding, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's an interesting old Saloon but we didn't go into the museum it was to expensive for our taste the cost was $19.00 a person.

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Thank Linda V
Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hundreds of "stuffed animal" heads on the wall, a little arcade in the back, museum and even an Amazing Zoltar machine - very kitschy. Really good burger and fries, along with a genuine saloon for those who have worked up a thirst.

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Oswego, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would call this a must-see mainly because of its unusualness. My kids still talk about this place that we first visited in the late 1990s

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited here as we had a package which included the Saloon & Museum, Hop On Hop Off bus and RiverWalk Boat Cruise. It made the visit to the Saloon & Museum worth it. As you may have seen by other reviews, there is a *lot* of taxidermy in the museum. You may want to take this into consideration before... More 

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Portales, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a huge party and were met by the man dressed like Buffalo Bill Cody. He checked us in for the museum & got us the group rate. Yes it is expensive, but vacation $ well spent for all ages! No one was disappointed! Too numerous to name was the amount of taxidermy collected here! They even had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was a part of the Hop on Hop Off bus tour. I initially went in to try the Lone Star Beer....after all I'm in Texas. I was amazed at all the horns and other stuffed animals. It just goes on and on. I was kind of star struck. I'd rate this place as a highlight of San Antonio.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's got animal heads all over the walls The bar is good and the texas ranger museum a good visit You are meet by a deputy sheriff with a handle bar mustache

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about 3 hours visiting the Buckhorn saloon and Museum. There is so much to see. The saloon has a beautiful bar dating back to the 1880s. You can purchase food and beverages there. My husband got a huge beer to take into part of the museum. There were over 500 species of animals and fish from Africa, Alaska,... More 

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