We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
+1 210-247-4000
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 21.64*
and up
The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum
More Info
US$ 42.11*
and up
San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour, River Cruise, and Tower of the...
More Info
US$ 92.00*
and up
San Antonio Explorer Pass
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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!
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
+1 210-247-4000
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (914)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 887 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent about 40 minutes touring the salon and Texas Ranger Museum. The saloon has the biggest collection of stuffed animals, birds and fish that I have ever seen. What is nice is that they are not behind glass so you can get up close...More

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite to eat after visiting the Alamo. I was disappointed to note the only meal option for me was a grilled cheese and fries that were average at best. My mom had the burger which she said was really...More

Thank KristiK21
Reviewed 1 week ago

The saloon had good food at reasonable price with an atmosphere which was awesome; there's a lot to see and a lot to learn; forget the Hollywood movies; see the truth and the real heroes of the West.

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has every animal stuffed. All kinds of Texas Rangers equipment you could ever want. Badges and guns all safely displayed. It was very educational and fun. Great bar.

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't take in the museum(s) despite a good sales pitch. We just wanted a cold drink and a meal. And an excellent meal it was too. Not so impressed with the beer at $8 a glass - and what is it with frozen glassware?...More

Thank lynnc185
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were so many, hundreds and hundreds of Texas Ranger artifacts and they are displayed in such a way to be very exciting to go through...an hour passes so fast you won't realize it has passed. The history of the Texas Rangers is so Americana...More

Thank JimAllen29
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Buckhorn is just a short walk from the Alamo. When you walk into the main room you are almost overwhelmed with the number of stuffed animals and the variety is significant. The Saloon has two distinct exhibits for one price. The first museum goes...More

Thank wtmcalpin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well preserved original saloon from the back in the day. GHreat place to sit eat and relax for a few.

Thank Brad D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We toured the Buckhorn and wished we had more time in the Texas Ranger Museum. Do not waste your time on the third floor. It is carnival stuff and other junky stuff. They tell you to start on the third floor and make your way...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Buchorn saloon is a must see in San Antonio it is a museum and a great place eat and drink. I have enjoyed the buckhorn saloon for many years and if you are a Texan or got hear as fast as you could. It...More

Thank Laree W
Nearby Restaurants
Texas De Brazil
479 reviews
.03 km away
Paesano's Riverwalk
1,098 reviews
.10 km away
Bier Garten
269 reviews
.13 km away
Hard Rock Cafe
829 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
River Walk
20,005 reviews
.18 km away
Majestic Theatre
1,154 reviews
.17 km away
San Antonio's Official Visitor Information Center
94 reviews
.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Kelly L
20 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from free2bcindee | Reviewed this property |
Yes! And Association of Retired People and Triple A.
linda p
9 April 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
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