Buckhorn Museum & Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

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318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205 318 E Houston St, San Antonio Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Closed All Hours
+12102474000
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Burgers, Sandwiches, Subs, Traditional
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun-Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    American, Burgers, Sandwiches, Subs, Traditional
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Available
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
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Great place!!!
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Bigger than we expected, plan a little time to enjoy :)
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Pretty cool. Lots and lots of animal mounts. It's kind of like Ripley s
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The food was above average and fairly priced
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The museums there are really cool. In the Texas rangers museum they have created a small town.
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It was wonderful! My kids had a great time!!!
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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.
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Great time, really neat things to see.
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Take a camera
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Report | 3 years ago
Fantastic place. Like a tardis ... amazing amount of things to see. Lovely way to pass 2 hours.
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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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Sun-Sat
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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