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Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museums Admission

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. Located right in the heart of downtown San Antonio, we are two blocks from the Alamo and one block from the Riverwalk.

Buckhorn Museum and Saloon:
The Buckhorn Museum features wildlife from all over the world; including fish from the seven seas, animals from every continent and strange animal oddities which 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.

Texas Ranger Museum:
Established in 2006, The Texas Ranger Museum, houses hundreds of Texas Ranger artifacts including revolvers, automatic handguns, sawed off shotguns, badges, photographs and much more. Notable Texas Rangers exhibited in the collection include, Ray Martinez, Joaquin Jackson, John B. Armstrong and Frank Hamer.

The highlight of the Texas Ranger Museum is Ranger Town, a recreation of San Antonio at the turn of the century. Explore this western town complete with a replica Buckhorn Saloon, a working jail cell, blacksmith shop, newspaper and telegraph office. Ranger Town is also home to the Bonnie and Clyde exhibit - complete with a vintage ‘34 Ford V8 Deluxe, the couple’s famous getaway car.


  • Admission is for both attractions!

  • Hours of Operations: Daily from 10:00AM to closing.
  • Closing hours vary.

  • Handicap Accessible: Yes

  • Numerous parking lots are in the area. Two city owned garages are nearby - Riverbend Garage at 240 E. Houston Street and MidCity Garage at 210 N. Presa Street.

Other Information

Location: San Antonio, TX
Contact Information: 318 E. Houston St San Antonio, TX 78205

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