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

(3.6/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I got the ticket in a package deal and surprised myself that I enjoyed it as much as I did. The stuffed animals (hundreds) were interesting, even though I thought I had NO INTEREST in stuffed animals ...  more »
  • We spent over two hours looking at the Texas Rangers cases along with the animal mounts! I was truly surprised how interesting it was. There were some fun facts and hands on stuff. I don't really thin...  more »
  • Wow - we were so pleasantly surprised when we went to this Saloon and especailly the Texas Rangers museum. We got special rates through a vendor just up the street. It was an outstanding display - so ...  more »
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  • My wife and I spent our anniversary in San Antonio this weekend, and before we jumped in the car at the hotel and headed back home, we decided to walk downtown for lunch. As we walked down town a man stopped us and talked to us about The Buckhorn and told us it was an old saloon with quite a bit of history, and they had really good burgers. He went on to tell us about all the different game animals they had, which caught my attention being an avid hunter, then he said there was a Texas Ranger museum in it with some neat artifacts, now he's speaking my language being a huge history buff and all. What I'm getting at, is my wife and I ended our anniversary weekend at The Buckhorn and what an experience it was. i ordered the Buckhorn burger (highly recommend it) and my wife ordered the bacon cheeseburger (also recommend it), and as we waited on our food to arrive we had a very informative talk with the bartender about the history behind the bar itself, and a brief history lesson on the saloon itself and how it came about. After our meal we spent the next two hours looking through the museum (which has way more than just a Texas Ranger section). It was a very fun experience. The employees are really friendly and are willing to answer questions. I highly recommend making a stop by The Buckhorn during your trip to San Antonio I promise you won't regret it!!! I can't wait to go back.
  • One of my favorite stops along the way in San Antonio. Great atmosphere and staff!
  • This place "was" kool until they give u a 90 day probation just cause they didnt get ur voicemail...bullshyt!
  • My husband and I went while on a three day stay just before Christmas. We were a little hesitant after hearing how much it cost, but it was well worth it. The museum was full of wonders and interesting animals and such. We especially enjoyed the Texas Rangers Museum. We also had the Cowboy Plate in their diner. The bbq sauce was excellent and we received a 10% discount by showing our ticket stub. Another great thing to note, your ticket is good for 2 days! Definitely hope to come back and bring family members next time!
  • This is a must visit. Lots of interesting things