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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 - 18:00
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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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Unique Saloon

Old bar from the old west. Tons of history and the museum is interesting. Problem is the restaurant is only open for lunches and closes early. Cold draft beer tho!!

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a friend down from Austin yesterday and the Buckhorn was on the list of things to do and Wow!! Can't believe Ive waited so long to go there!! The museums were amazing!! I was captivated by everything there including the history. Highly recommend this place to visit and lunch at!!

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Thank Haley P
Towanda, United States
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was not on our list but was added and it was interesting. It diffidently gives you the "saloon" feeling and that was my favorite thing. The horns through out the place were fun to see as well. The Texas Ranger area was interesting.

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Grovetown, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the museum and the saloon. Spent about 2 hours there. Parking across the street so not bad. We enjoyed the Texas Ranger museum most. The stories and pictures were great.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Old bar from the old west. Tons of history and the museum is interesting. Problem is the restaurant is only open for lunches and closes early. Cold draft beer tho!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We didn't do the museum but had lunch and enjoyed the crazy assortment of animal mounts on the walls. They have a good menu of sandwiches and burgers, and some good local beers. The beers come in a 20oz fishbowl glass or 32oz or so. Fun place!

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Lincoln, NE
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is awesome. Whether you hunt or not. Fun and informative. Deep Roots in San Antonio. Cafe is cool but we didn't eat. Had some drinks. Good mixes and beer selection.

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Joliet, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part of this tour is the Texas Ranger museum. The museum is okay, probley more iteresting to kids. A lot of animals on displayed.

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Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped in here after returning to town for an excellent local draft, but it's the decor on the walls that steal the show, stuffed critters everywhere! only sat at the bar, but loved the place

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Buckhorn's in search of a Jack-o-lope. What we got was that and so much more. This is another must do stop if you are visiting San Antonio. Stop out and enjoy a cold beer while taking in the incredible number of wild animal busts on the walls.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never seen so many stuffed creatures, still interesting though! Loved the TX Ranger museum! Very informative

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