Buckhorn Museum & Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205 Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Closed All Hours
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98% of 338 customers recommended

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    American, Burgers, Sandwiches, Subs, Catering


Report | 5 months ago
Great place!!!
Report | 6 months ago
Bigger than we expected, plan a little time to enjoy :)
Report | 7 months ago
Pretty cool. Lots and lots of animal mounts. It's kind of like Ripley s
Report | 8 months ago
The food was above average and fairly priced
Report | 11 months ago
The museums there are really cool. In the Texas rangers museum they have created a small town.
Report | a year ago
It was wonderful! My kids had a great time!!!
Report | a year ago
It's bigger than it looks and take your time looking at all the exhibits. The food wasn't bad but I didn't feel like it was terribly special.
Report | a year ago
Great time, really neat things to see.
Report | a year ago
Take a camera
Report | a year ago
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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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Many people described the Museum as Great.
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Many people described the Tour as Quick.
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Many people described the Beer as Good.
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Many people described the Food as Delicious.
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