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Institute of Texan Cultures

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Address: 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: +1 210-458-2300
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This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in...

This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in Texas.

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Amazing history of Texas

Anyone interested in the different cultures that made up Texas many years ago, this is a must for you! Could not believe upon first sight the amount of information available on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Anyone interested in the different cultures that made up Texas many years ago, this is a must for you! Could not believe upon first sight the amount of information available on one floor of this building. You can take your time , even enjoy the short movie. There's a lot to take in so plan on spending a couple of... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

You can take as long as you like through the history displayed here. There are hands-on displays and everything is fascinating. You might be amazed at the culture that has made Texas what it is today. I know I was. The people working here are very helpful and friendly. If you have time, this should not be missed.

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East Greenville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Employees were nice and helpful and the institute was spotless. Great subject matter and an awesome time all the way around

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Buda, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

You could get lost here in historic Texas. You really need 2 days to get the full experience. It is a wonderful time walking through this exhibit. I truly recommend it.

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San Angelo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My brother told me about this museum and I'm glad he did. It is a great place to learn about all the different immigrants that made up Texas and our wonderful history. I was especially interested in my relatives who came from Norway to settle in Texas. There was a small but very informative section on the Norwegians. Unfortunately, we... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Nice displays of the various elements that make up the rich Texas culture. Insights into the cultural flavors of local natives and settlers from other communities.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Came here on a rainy day for an inside activity. The displays were interesting but needed to be up dated, they seemed tired and well used. There was a lot of history displayed, some of which I had no idea about. There was a children's activity taking place and they seemed to be having a great time! Every 2nd Sunday... More 

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James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this review

The reviewer brings up a good point - refreshing of content/displays. This is on the museum's agenda. The recent "Los Tejanos" exhibit is the precursor to the new approach our museum would like to take in presenting content, focusing on interactivity with guests, and presenting new content in new ways. The African-American area is next for this manner of content... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Fascinating to learn about all of the different cultures that make up the massive state of Texas. The exhibits are easily navigated and the movie in the dome is impressive. The staff were attentive, friendly, and informative.

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Edinburg, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Great way to end a mini-vacation & appreciate all that Texas has to offer. Could have more interactive exhibits to keep kids interested, but overall well-kept, clean, and very informative. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very good place to go to,learn about TX history and all the cultures that EVER were here! Excellent exhibits. Every June is Texas Folk Life Festival here which adds TONS of ethnic food booths, cultural exhibits, dances, demonstrations and BEER!

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