Visit for Two or Four to The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum (Up to 51% Off)

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Museum exhibits spotlight mounted trophy heads, antlers & animal artifacts from more than 520 species, as well as Texas Ranger guns & photos

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History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $17 for admission for two to The Buckhorn Museum & Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum (up to a $33.98 value)
  • $33 for admission for four to The Buckhorn Museum & Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum (up to a $67.96 value)<p>

Museum admission for children aged 3–11 is $14.99, and discounts are available for seniors, military, and AAA members.<p>

The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum

Albert Friedrich poured the first foamer at The Buckhorn Saloon in 1881. Early in his bartending days, Friedrich began accepting horns and antlers in exchange for whiskey and beer, leading to a unique collection now exhibited in The Buckhorn Museum. The historic tavern claims that Teddy Roosevelt once recruited Rough Riders from among its patrons, and it is also rumored as the place where Pancho Villa plotted the Mexican Revolution. An original handcrafted marble-and-cherry-wood back bar and other historic furnishings still reside in the saloon, where guests now swig locally brewed beers and challenge each other to taser duels. Visitors come face to face with the taxidermal heads and other artifacts from more than 520 species, including a 1,056-pound black marlin and a prehistoric irish-elk skull and antlers. The museum also lays claims to a preserved whitetail deer and the rattlesnake rattle artwork of Friedrich’s wife, which guests can show to their own pet snakes as a cautionary example of what happens to misbehaving reptiles.

Adjacent to The Buckhorn Museum, The Texas Ranger Museum houses Texas Ranger paraphernalia such as sawed-off shotguns, badges, and photographs. At Ranger Town, young whippersnappers delight in glimpses of life during turn-of-the-century San Antonio, as depicted by a re-created jail, smith, and telegraph office, as well as the Bonnie and Clyde exhibit, where a '34 Ford V8 Deluxe sits anxiously awaiting its next adventure. On their way out, visitors can drop in at a museum gift shop that traces its own origins to 1920, when it was a curios store.


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  • “it was defneltly awesome much better than Ripleys in Dallas alot of hands on things to do with illusion and things that trick the eye. They had a cool old western set...”

    “it was defneltly awesome much better than Ripleys in Dallas alot of hands on things to do with illusion and things that trick the eye. They had a cool old western set up with a saloon and a jail cell it felt so real with even a car from bonnie and clyde and a letter from Bonnie to the Ford car company car owner complimenting the brand of the car definelty worth the trip they had the best iced tea as well :)”

  • “Great museum loved it and I highly recommend it for anyone!!”

  • “Great time, really neat things to see. ”

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    Downtown

    318 E Houston St.

    San Antonio, Texas 78205

    210-247-4000

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