The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum, San Antonio

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Spread over 4,500 sq m (48,000 sq ft) of space, The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum celebrates The Lone Star state's heritage. At the Buckhorn Museum you can observe more than 520 preserved animals, including different species from around the world, especially animals with horns and antlers. You'll have the chance to glimpse the 479 kg (1,056 lbs) black merlin fish as well as a 10,000-year-old pre-historic Irish elk. At the Texas Ranger Museum, you'll discover a collection of Texas Ranger artifacts, including weapons and badges of numerous notable Rangers. Part of the exhibit includes a replica of a town complete with a saloon, jail, blacksmith shop, newspaper office, and the getaway car of Bonnie and Clyde. Work out when and for how long to visit The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum and other San Antonio attractions using our handy San Antonio family vacation planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Bring the kids and enjoy this great museum. The Buckhorn Saloon is full of surprises, from the entrance of the saloon to the museum that covers everything Texas. There are different sections to the mu...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We came for lunch, and stayed for the museum. Great burgers ans salads. The boracho beans were really good. The museum is huge ans well laid out. We all had a great time at the shooting gallery, and w...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    What a fun museum. Probably not what a lot of people expect. Stuffed animals from around the would, a celebration of the Wild West, mock up bar and sheriff office, weird wonders show, a huge saloon, g...  more »
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  • May 26, 2017
    Food was mediocre to average. We were quickly served and then asked once by a roaming gentleman about fifteen minutes later if everything was good. For the price not worth it. Would've liked them to actually put time into my food instead of getting it out as fast. Everyone's burger had a small portion of sauce (just a spot or two on the bun that we tried to spread), the pickles stacked all on top of one another instead of spread out, and the fries were lukewarm. If you want to see the place for the atmosphere just order a beer at the bar.
  • June 7, 2017
    If you want an interesting experience grab a beer and go through their museum. We go to San Antonio often and this was the first time we've ever considered going into the museum. Boy were we missing out! Great experience. Will definitely go back.
  • June 5, 2017
    I like old historical places. The live music was real good, especially the band downstairs. I don't know the name of the band but very talented. Food was okay. I went as part of a private party so I don't know if the food was catered by an outside source or not.
  • June 15, 2017
    Very touristy, but hey if you are into seeing some cool taxidermy, old civil war memorabilia, and much more than hit up the museum. If you're military they offer a discount too! Great place to cool off during the hot summer.
  • July 7, 2017
    It's 90% bar room and 10% museum... the only thing kid friendly about the atmosphere is a cluttered gift shop... a paranoid older female employee that eyes everyone like they are thieves further makes this a regrettable experience......

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