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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

We arrived to San Antonio, checked into our hotel, and the Buckhorn Saloon was our first stop, as it was only a block from our hotel and 2 blocks to the Riverwalk. The staff at the Buckhorn were very friendly and helpful. We didn't have...More

Thank GLowPetaluma
Reviewed 2 days ago

I hosted my granddaughters birthday party there. She had two princess characters there with here and the saloon couldn't have been more accommodating.

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were a little skeptical but really did enjoy it once we went in. It is the largest collection of taxidermy I have ever seen. They have a great display and relics about the Texas Rangers

Thank 466darrellb
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing authentic 18881 bar with a fabulous museum. The exhibits are world class and worth the admision price. I have been in the Southwest a long time but I got entertained and educated.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about 40 minutes touring the salon and Texas Ranger Museum. The saloon has the biggest collection of stuffed animals, birds and fish that I have ever seen. What is nice is that they are not behind glass so you can get up close...More

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite to eat after visiting the Alamo. I was disappointed to note the only meal option for me was a grilled cheese and fries that were average at best. My mom had the burger which she said was really...More

Thank KristiK21
Reviewed 1 week ago

The saloon had good food at reasonable price with an atmosphere which was awesome; there's a lot to see and a lot to learn; forget the Hollywood movies; see the truth and the real heroes of the West.

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has every animal stuffed. All kinds of Texas Rangers equipment you could ever want. Badges and guns all safely displayed. It was very educational and fun. Great bar.

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't take in the museum(s) despite a good sales pitch. We just wanted a cold drink and a meal. And an excellent meal it was too. Not so impressed with the beer at $8 a glass - and what is it with frozen glassware?...More

Thank lynnc185
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were so many, hundreds and hundreds of Texas Ranger artifacts and they are displayed in such a way to be very exciting to go through...an hour passes so fast you won't realize it has passed. The history of the Texas Rangers is so Americana...More

Thank JimAllen29
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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