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San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio

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Experience Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquities, along with other art from the Americas and Asia, at San Antonio Museum of Art. This museum opened to the public in 1981 in an old Lone Star Brewery complex, which was purchased and renovated in the 1970s. Enjoy a stroll along the banks of the San Antonio Riverwalk before entering the adjacent museum. The museum hosts a number of educational programs and visiting exhibits in addition to its permanent collections. While the museum was originally known for its Latin American works, it now also boasts a impressive collection of art from other parts of the world. The museum cafe offers a view of the river. Arrange to visit San Antonio Museum of Art and other attractions in San Antonio using our San Antonio trip itinerary planner.
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To be at the heart of San Antonio's buzzing atmosphere and attractions, stay along the city's River Walk. Lined with hotels of all levels, the area is known for excellent dining and nightlife, and is close to all of the city's main sights. While this area tends to be pricier than other neighborhoods, it is the best option for those traveling without a car who want to take full advantage of their vacation time in San Antonio. For a more rustic experience, venture outside of the city limits to stay at one of the old-world guest ranches that dot the beautiful countryside.
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  • We did a free night where they had a band, appetizers and beer/wine. I think this is a monthly free night event for the locals. Check out their website.  more »
  • Visited the San Antonio Museum of Art and was pleasantly surprised. Did not know what to expect and found a world class museum with a nice mix of art and art history.  more »
  • A Beautiful building along the banks of the San Antonio River (You can take the river barge there)! Fabulous collections, a little something for everyone. A must see when visiting SA!  more »
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  • My favorite place in San Antonio for sure! The wide selections of art and the way they're neatly displayed by type makes for a great, easy visit. The place is always neat and the grounds are beautiful! The staff has always been very kind and educated, I've never had a problem with them and my service dog, which means a stress free visit! They offer student discounts, and Alamo College students even get in free with their ID, which means I could visit all year for free! I love this place and I recommend it to anyone!
  • Great art museum. Very diverse exhibits, covering ancient Greece, Asia, and South American art as well as American and European paintings and modern art. A little bit for everyone! Also right on the San Antonio river walk and within walking distance of the Pearl district and lots of delicious food options.
  • They have so many things to see and I love that they offer student discounts. Make sure to give yourself a few hours to see everything. Also, weddings there are amazing. They give you a few different areas to get ready in and the ceremony is under the multicolored glass walkway. They have a few people stay to make sure you don't destroy stuff and they don't allow alcohol, but that's understandable. Overall, every time I've been there, it's been great.
  • Few hundred kids from a school trip were there, very loud. Trapped us in elevator for a good while. Got in the way. Sky bridge closed. Elevator glitching. Security overwhelmed. I thought utsa might enter free, I had an ID but was charged. I attend Vista, but didn't have an ID and they didn't take any other forms of proof so was charged $5
  • This museum was much much bigger than I anticipated. There were so many works on display and a very wide selection. My school group had a great time, everyone found a piece they liked. I can't wait to go again.