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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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The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum
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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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  • Average15%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
+1 210-247-4000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You don't have to spend much time here. It has some cool stuff to loo at and you can get a bite to eat, shop in the gift shop or do the museum tour. If you are walking around the area then you should at...More

Thank Chelsea G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! What a museum! It had a little bit of everything here. It is great to go out and experience the different things. The collection of animal heads and different artifacts makes this a must see in San Antonio. The Texas Ranger Museum was awe...More

Thank FtMacTompkins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fun way to kill some time. We came here after it was suggested to us and there are some cool things to see. I recommend you grab a drink before you go inside.

Thank Oriley2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting location. Never saw so many dead animals in one place. I found the Texas Ranger museum interesting. Not worth the money but interesting. The food was atrocious but the beer cold and tasty. All in all worth a drink there and to see the...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not impressed with the short order cafe menu. It was average food. I would not return for a meal.

Thank Bruce V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty typical gift shop with lots to look at, as well as, some games, fun photo ops, etc. Had the biggest Michelada of my life (about as big as my head). Could not finish it (who could and it was super spicy). Did not try...More

Thank JBenziger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While there is some historical significance to the saloon, it is in name only. This is not the original building but many of the original artifacts are here. The price for the museum is pretty steep particularly is you have a family. The displays are...More

Thank Battle_Ground_WA_Jim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, there's the saloon (restaurant) and a museum. I didn't go into the museum part, which you can pay to go see. But I think you can see quite a bit even in the saloon part. First off, the bar area and saloon is full...More

Thank pixiedreamer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum is a strange place that’s a bizarre mix of history and a carnival sideshow. But at about $20 per person, it’s mostly overpriced. It was fun, and we probably spent about two hours here. For sure, there is some real...More

Thank Dmarkwind
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though not a fan of taxidermy really enjoyed the information. After this part of the tour we had a great lunch at their cafe and a beer to continue the tour. We could have spent more time at the Texas Ranger section but we were...More

Thank wannabasnowbird
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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