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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
Downtown
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"different cultures"
in 38 reviews
"texas history"
in 42 reviews
"folklife festival"
in 15 reviews
"ethnic groups"
in 14 reviews
"cultures represented"
in 5 reviews
"american indian"
in 5 reviews
"pre history"
in 4 reviews
"cultural exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"chuck wagon"
in 9 reviews
"hemisfair park"
in 10 reviews
"excellent museum"
in 5 reviews
"native americans"
in 10 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 4 reviews
"two hours"
in 7 reviews
"rainy day"
in 4 reviews
"convention center"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one big building and it could take more than a day to see and read everything here. The museum has a special exhibit to brewing in Texas. The museum is divided by ethnicity starting with the Indians but has sections for German, Swedish,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a rainy Monday and we decided to visit because we love history and we love to learn. It is a wonderful venue with fantastic exhibits. They had very interesting displays and a nice video orientation. The docent was helpful. Their gift shop had...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We attended the 47th Annual Texas Folklife Festival for 3 day and each day was a blast Friday got off to a slow start but Sat & Sun more than made up as the dancing and shows where just outstanding can't wait for the 48th...More

1  Thank Evans B
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James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

The Texas Folklife Festival is held the second weekend of June every year. - James B., Comm Office

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The folks who set up these displays really do a bang-up job. They give you so much valuable and historical information. No corners are cut, and you will have a wonderful experience!

Thank Dave A
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

It was a long trek over to the Institute of Texas Cultures. It was a nice place. There is an exhibit on beer, there is definitely a lot of information on different cultures. There is a gathering spot where they play a slide show that...More

Thank LAtoEverywhere
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Haven't been in awhile. When I was younger I could lie on the floor and watch the movie that goes overhead. Now I could still lie there, but would take a cute fireman to get me up. I love the Folk Life fesival this year....More

Thank 19june41
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

An interesting museum of the various cultures that helped settle Texas. I was there during the Folk Festival, where the various cultures have tents displaying their cultural handiwork, their specialty foods and history. Was a very interesting experience! The people in the tents were knowledgeable...More

Thank Linda M
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James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Texas Folklife Festival, which the reviewer refers to, is the second weekend in June each year. - James B., Communications

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Loved the institute of Texan Cultures festival this year! Always a fun place to go if you want to experience how impressive it is when cultures work together to create a community. Fun to watch dresses, taste food, enjoy the dance demonstrations and learn about...More

Thank J F
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James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

The Texas Folklife Festival, which the reviewer refers to, is held the second weekend each June. - James B., ITC Communications

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

This was a gem of a museum. The first exhibit was all about Texan beer and how it was brewed. This museum takes you through not just the history of native Texans, but also people who moved and settled in Texas from the UK and...More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Located in Hemisfair Park near the Tower of the Americas. This museum has displays highlighting the contributions that various ethnic groups have made to the history, culture and economy of Texas. Very well done and quite informative. Has a gift shop but no food outlets.

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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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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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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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