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“Lots of Animal Heads”

The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum
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US$22.49*
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The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger...
Ranked #49 of 286 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Although animal heads are prevalent on most of the walls, my favorite part was the Texas Ranger Museum. I enjoy history, so this was the perfect place for that! The Bonnie and Clyde exhibit was interesting. We also ate lunch here, and the food was very good.

Thank Mary V
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"stuffed animals"
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"mounted animals"
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"western town"
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"fun house"
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"old west"
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"law enforcement"
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"shooting gallery"
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"interesting place"
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"on display"
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"teddy roosevelt"
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"gift shop"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus drivers kept talking about this place so we got off and ate lunch there to say we did. I'd skip this one. Read Trip Advisor about the Texas Ranger Museum and skipped that also. If you like animal heads then go see this.

Thank jcarrico2
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

If your board with the basic tourist riverwalk experience then get over the the Buckhorn Museum. Definitely something you can never see anywhere and worth spending a couple of hours to see. Historic animal walking tour that goes back over a hundred years. Taxadermy at it's greatest plus other special attractions step you back in time when target shooting was a sport and marksman were hero's and idealized for their shooting skills. Restaurant and bar are very good too.

Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

The Buckhorn is bigger than life and full of mounted animal heads. It’s simply a lot of fun to order a drink at the old fashioned bar and pretend you’re the new sheriff in town!

Thank Wyndee H
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We got a military discount so it was $36 for two adults. We had a stroller and they do have an elevator! It’s a little overwhelming at first because they’re are so many animals! They are all taxidermy. It was neat to see some animals up close that I’d never seen before. Enjoy the stories and take lots of pictures! Downstairs is the Texas Ranger Museum which has lots of history. It was well worth it! You can also enjoy lunch at the saloon and drinks too. The famous 78 point buck head is above the bar!

Thank Tia J
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