The Buckhorn Museum & Texas Ranger Museum in San Antonio, TX

318 E Houston StSan Antonio, TX 78205
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Overview

The Buckhorn Museum features unique natural exhibits, with over 520 species of wildlife and oddities from around the globe. Further, the Texas Ranger Museum showcases hundreds of Texas Ranger artifacts as well as a recreation of San Antonio in the early 20th century. Adjacent to both museums, The Buckhorn Saloon encompasses a cafe, gift shop, and shooting gallery.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Antonio Travel Experts
  • Admission is not required to visit the Buckhorn Saloon, Café, Gift Shop, or the Arcade.
  • Purchase lunch at the cafe or a locally brewed beer in the Saloon.
  • Family-friendly activity.
  • Must be 21 years of age to drink at the Saloon.
  • You're welcome to bring your drink into the museum.

Description

from The Buckhorn Museum and Texas Ranger Museum
For over 131 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering place for good conversation, great food, and spectacular wildlife exhibits. Today, the saloon houses a Café, Gift Shop, Shooting Gallery, and our two museums, the Buckhorn Museum and the Texas Ranger Museum. Tickets purchased include admission to the Buckhorn Museum and Texas Ranger Museum.

The Buckhorn Museum:
The Buckhorn Museum features wildlife from all over the world, including fish from the seven seas, animals from every continent, and strange animal oddities that have been collected for over 100 years! Our exhibit halls are comprised of over 520 species of wildlife—many of which are record holders. The Buckhorn’s most prized record holder is the famous ‘78 Point Buck’. This impressive rack was sold to the saloon owner himself, Albert Friedrich, for a mere $100 dollars back in 1890. Other amazing specimens include a record 1,056-pound black marlin and a 10,000-year-old pre-historic Irish elk.

The Texas Ranger Museum
This world-class Texas Ranger exhibit offers the public the chance to see priceless historical artifacts that span more than a century of Ranger history. Notable Texas Rangers exhibited in the collection include Ray Martinez, Joaquin Jackson, John B. Armstrong, and Frank Hamer.

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ElvisAndrus
Arlington, Texas
"Variety"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 06, 2020 NEW
I went because it s iconic but stayed because it was both interesting and abundant. A museum with stuffed gorillas, historic guns and freak show memorabilia and more. A little beyond description. If you are interested in Texas Ranger history, taxidermy or wildlife you will probably love it. A nice touch is the explanations of how many animals met their demise.
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OnlyWifey
Little Suamico, Wisconsin
"Brisket sandwich was tasty"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 06, 2020 NEW
When you walk in you are greeted and asked whether you're interested in the museum or lunch. The special that day was Beef Brisket and it was delicious. Served on a hoagie bun with BBQ sauce, onions and sliced pickles. Meat was very tender and fries were hot. Ordered drinks from the bar...a little pricey. Animal heads on every wall. FYI...don't sit under the chandelier. Birds come in from the outside and perch on it.
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Phil J
Powhatan, Virginia
"Worth the Stop"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 31, 2020 NEW
I was in San Antonio for a quick visit and had lunch at the river walk and then looked around for some other places to visit. I found myself in the buck horn for a couple beers.It is park old time saloon and part museum. The place is filled with hundreds of mounted animal heads from all over the world, very interesting to look at as long as you are not an animal lover.You can look around and imagine cowboys sitting at the tables, playing cards with a whisky bottle on the table and their horses tied up outside. Go and have a drink or two, it well worth the stop.
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Knocker1963
St. John's, Canada
"A Definite Must See"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 26, 2020 NEW
Museum is within walking distance of the Riverwalk. Lots to see on 2 floors. The saloon was awesome, lots of taxidermy from around the world. Great to learn about the Texas Rangers history. To muck stuff to mention but definitely worth the stop.
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loveBrokenBow
Broken Bow, Oklahoma
"Worth stopping in"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 25, 2020
Lots of additions since I visited 25 years ago! Staff was awesome and friendly. Museum was cool. Some of the animals need to be replaced. You could tell they have been around a while. Gift shop was good. We debated stopping because of price however it was worth stopping in.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Buckhorn Museum and Texas Ranger Museum

What are the hours of operation? 
Open 365 days a year.

Are there any age restrictions for this attraction? 
Must be 21 years of age to drink at the Saloon.

Where is it located? 
318 E. Houston Street, San Antonio TX 78205.

Is the tour/attraction appropriate for children? 
Yes, this is a family-friendly activity.

Is the attraction wheelchair accessible? 
Yes.

Can I bring my camera? 
Yes.

What’s included in my ticket/experience? 
Admission to the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and Texas Ranger Museum, in San Antonio.

Can I bring my own food/beverages? 
No, but they have an on-site café daily from 11 am to 3 pm for lunch.