The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum

The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Buckhorn Saloon is where it all began-where history was made and legend lives. It is where Teddy Roosevelt recruited Rough Riders and Pancho Villa is rumored to have planned the Mexican Revolution. Many of the original furnishings still grace today's Buckhorn Saloon, including the back-bar which was hand-crafted of marble and cherry wood. The bar features locally brewed beers on draft. You might also like one of our delicious and icy Prickly Pear Margaritas; it's a Texas favorite!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Slim S
Lacombe, Canada17 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Excellent artifacts, stories and memorabilia on the Texas Ranges. Really enjoyed it. Wide and cool collection of every shape and size of animal mounted there. Some very odd and unusual things on display as well. And hunter, cowboy type, outdoorsman and outdoors woman will really get a kick out of this and people who are not outdoors, city folks, will also find it interesting - things you don’t see in regular museums at all. My wife exclaimed “How and where did you find this place?!?!”. Very nice staff- came and found us at closing time and gave us a pass to come back the next day and finish seeing everything. Really appreciated that and we did come back the next day. Had a beer at the very cool bar to end the visit. Not to be missed on your visit to San Antonio, along with the Alamo and the Briscoe Western Museum.
Written February 22, 2024
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ghsent
chesapeake, va21 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had lunch first then went through the museum. WOW! Seems like they had every animal species on display. We really enjoyed itand were surprised by many of the exhibits. You won't get another chance to see so much in one place.Worth the price of admission.
Written January 30, 2024
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shelley S
6 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
The saloon was unremarkable but the Ranger Museum was interesting. The taxidermy portion not so much.
Written December 28, 2023
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OnTheRoadAgain8180
Gardiner, ME405 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is a most unusual attraction, with two completely different museums. Our primary interest was the Texas Ranger Museum on the first floor, which we very much enjoyed. The achievements of some of the most notable Rangers, including Frank Hamer (who took down Bonnie & Clyde) was interesting to see. The old San Antonio town display was also fun to check out. The animals in the Buckhorn Museum upstairs were a good 2nd act, followed by beers and burgers in the Saloon (highly recommended as well). The museum prices are a little on the high side but most of the marketing flyers at the hotels have discount coupons ($3/ticket seemed to be the norm). We also noticed the family behind us being offered $5 off per ticket after they said they were just going to the saloon, so you may just want to ask what they offer for discounts straight up.
Written November 14, 2023
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Keith W
Auckland, New Zealand285 contributions
Stopped in for some cold beers and nibbles, fun spot with a great selection of beers, quite a few from San Antonio. Had a really good vibe and only 10mins stroll from the Alamo. Food was good pub grub fare. Stop in for a cold beer and look around the walls.
Written October 25, 2023
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Ronald B
Arlington, VA3,749 contributions
Oct 2022
Buckhorn Museum and Texas Ranger Museum Cafe

I took a walking tour of the Buckhorn Museum and Texas Ranger Museum. “Two museums, one price”, as they tell you. The Buckhorn Museum has a very large collection of animal horns and stuffed animals. The Texas Ranger Museum has a large collection of Texas Ranger historical artifacts. Well worth your time. I had lunch in their café. Their pulled pork BBQ was very good, along with their hand dipped onion rings, and fruit bowl. Lots of walking in the museum.
Written July 25, 2023
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j_wenner
Cleveland, OH461 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
We had lunch at the Buckhorn Saloon on 6/28 in San Antonio, TX. They were easily able to accommodate our family group of 12 at a large table. The food was good but the service was extremely slow. There were a lot of taxidermy animals heads on the walls, so if you don’t like that sort of stuff, don’t go there. Other than the slow service, I would recommend this place to everyone that visits the San Antonio area!
We visited the Texas Ranger museum on 6/28 in San Antonio, TX. We loved the fact that they had a self-service photographer doing group photos before we went into the museum itself. It was well worth it to purchase the photos. The Texas Ranger museum was very interesting. It was primarily the first floor of the museum. The second floor was primarily taxidermy animals and fun-house type exhibits. I would recommend this place to everyone that visits the San Antonio area!
Written July 12, 2023
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Roadtripz101
West Henrietta, NY196 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Stopped here about 11:30 for lunch and had place to ourselves. Plain Jane chicken was a hit with family with plenty of choices for sides to include salads and fruit cups. Grilled blackened catfish has a little kick but was excellent. Daughter enjoyed the root beer float as well. Food takes a little bit of a wait but it’s worth it. There is a museum for $22 which we didn’t go into but you can get a flavor of this old saloon just grabbing lunch. Definitely a great spot very close to Alamo.
Written July 10, 2023
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St_Matty
Houston, TX5,083 contributions
Wasn't sure what to expect from this place, but it was a lot better and bigger than I thought it was going to be.
Some very interesting exhibits to be seen while walking around.
If you are caught with nothing to do, you could do far worse than visiting here.
Written July 3, 2023
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Rosalyn C
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
Horrible! Thought this would be a historic look into Texas from a “saloon perspective.” I was expecting perhaps coverage of historic events, activities, important visitors, distilleries, etc. INSTEAD, this place showcases dead animals from around the world - who were senselessly slaughtered and taxidermy-ied for display. WTF? And, what in god’s name does animal slaughter and taxidermy have to do with Texas’ oldest saloon? We walked out of this godforsaken place minutes within walking in. You’ve been forewarned.
Written July 2, 2023
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THE BUCKHORN SALOON AND TEXAS RANGER MUSEUM: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₱1,286.01, while a popular guided tour starts around ₱377.58 per person.

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