The Buckhorn Museum was one of the first museums we visited, on our very first trip to San Antonio! It’s not far from the Alamo, Ripley’s and other tourist attractions in San Antionio.
When entering the Buckhorn Museum, you might mistake it for a bar – which it is, too. In fact, the saloon dates back to 1880!
The museum has two main areas. One is a wildlife exhibit, filled with replicas of exotic animals from around the world. It’s almost like visiting a zoo and aquarium – except the animals aren’t real.
The second exhibit is the Texas Ranger Museum. Filled with hundreds of authentic Texas Ranger artifacts, this exhibit is a Texas history buff’s dream. Plus, it features a recreation of San Antonio at the turn of the century. The town includes a replica Buckhorn Saloon, a jail cell, blacksmith and a replica of the 1934 Ford V8 Deluxe—the famous Bonnie & Clyde getaway car, replete with bullet holes and all!
The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is located in downtown San Antonio, just a few bocks from the Alamo and Riverwalk, at 318 E. Houston Street, San Antonio TX 78205.
Things To Know
An adult ticket costs $20.99, and a child ticket costs $15.99
The museum opens at 10 am daily, and the closing time varies.
You can get more information at the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum website.