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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
+1 210-247-4000
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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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318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1816
+1 210-247-4000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After a tour of The Alamo, we stopped by here to cool off and ordered some beers. It was interesting to see all of the taxidermies on the wall. Before you could identify all of them, it's time to order another drink. This was a...More

Thank JEFlippo
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the original location when I was younger, but the new one is okay. Good local beers at the bar. Good plates in the cafe and nice staff.

Thank Chef Brent S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My little cousin and I stopped in for a couple hours and had a great time. Totally different than a normal museum. The host was super friendly and welcoming when we walked in to learn more about the museum. He totally sold it to us!...More

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Freaky from the start, the guys that introduce the place friendly but odd. You have to be odd in that place. Stuff animals, strange old wold things from flea circus to strange oddities. Worth a visit but expensive entry fee.

Thank travel-bag-packed
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in law enforcement or anything dealing with the Texas Rangers, this is the stop for you! The displays and collection of firearms and photos are outstanding! The trophy animals on display were amazing. The employees were very friendly and welcoming.

Thank Bridget A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't pay to go through the museum after we saw how expensive it was. We did sit in the saloon and ordered food and drinks. We were able to view a lot of the different taxidermy species that they had on the walls.

Thank Mombits
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and got drawn into spending the afternoon. There is something here for everyone to enjoy. The sheer number of animals and antlers hanging on the walls are astounding. Worth the time. Yes, it's a tourist trap, but it's plenty fun.

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here around lunch time and got a discount at the lunch counter (food was average) and then toured the Buckhorn and Texas Ranger Museums. While seeing the stuffed animals and horns was mildly interesting, the Texas Ranger museum was much better and highly...More

Thank GolferKen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a mix of a bar and museum. Grab a drink and check the place out, lots of different stuffed/mounted animals from all over.

Thank beakr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a Long Islander like Teddy Roosevelt, I enjoy and appreciate this museum moreso. I love quirky history plus type fun museums. If your like me and like fun things to visit, then visit this museum. If your an oddity or circus fan, you too...More

Thank MIZT13
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Kelly L
Does the museum offer a military discount?
21 September 2016|
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Response from free2bcindee | Reviewed this property |
Yes! And Association of Retired People and Triple A.
linda p
My grandfather had a display in this museum and I was wondering if it was still there. His name was William Grover Muter(WG Muter Taxidermy) I remember seeing it as a child but I don't remember what it was. I would love to see it again. Thanks, Linda Spillman Pres cott
9 April 2015|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
There are a tremendous number of mounts in both the marine and mammal museums and I imagine most people (other than maybe locals) pay very little attention to the taxidermist name and simply focus their attention on the... More