Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
For a cowboy-style activity in one of the country's most historic cities, head to the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum. The museum and saloon are located only two blocks from the Alamo and a block from the Riverwalk, offering a convenient location for those who are visiting downtown San Antonio.
After being established 131 years ago, the Buckhorn Saloon has become a unique place for locals and tourists alike to visit for a visual extravaganza of the American Frontier. Here, guests will be able to feast upon delicious dishes, visit two different museums, and see over 500 various wildlife species in these beautiful exhibits.
After many have enjoyed this wonderful attraction for more than a century. The Buckhorn Museum will continue to delight guests as it expands and grows for years to come.
The Buckhorn Museum
Home to wildlife from all over the world, The Buckhorn Museum attracts thousands of visitors each year. Guests will be able to see various animals from fantastic specimens to odd and weird beasts for a great insight into different animals throughout the region. Included in the exhibit are over 520 different species that have been collected for 100 years. The crown jewel of the museum is the '78 Point Buck' as well as other amazing creatures such as a record-breaking 1,056-pound black marlin and 10,000-year-old Irish Elk.
Get your drinks and party on at the Saloon. In 1881 Albert Friedrich decided to open his own saloon. Shortly after opening the saloon he realized many people coming to the area usually didn't have much money so he offered a free beer or whiskey in exchange for horns and antlers. The collection began to grow and became one of the most unique and largest collections. Experience this wonderful collection and witness the original cherry wood bar and columns from the original saloon. After soaking up in the brilliant history, guests can fill up on seven different craft beers, margaritas, and more.
The American Sideshow
Enjoy the days when the American Sideshow attractions were all the rage! Experience these wonderful exhibits through amazing video technology to view this wonderful style of mystery oddities. See the smallest man on Earth, or tricks and stunts pulled off by amazing freakshows and daredevils. Everyone of all ages will enjoy seeing the wonderful exhibits as well as hearing great stories from showman PT Barnum and Buffalo Bill.
Carnival of Curiosities
Take an adventurous journey through a variety of mysterious and interesting phenomena with Dr. Phineas Phiasco as you defy gravity and view amazing optical illusions at this fantastic exhibit. Including tons of hands on interactive activities for kids and adults to enter into a world of amazing spectacles. Head down into the mystery mine and see water flow upwards, change sizes right in front of your eyes, see fish swim with no water, and witness a peanut-sized elephant! This great and hilarious adventure will be loved by the whole family as you journey through the Carnival of Curiosities!
Don't forget to take home a souvenir at the Gift Shop. This shop features an amazing history, having been opened in 1920 in response to the Prohibition of the era. Guests can find everything from Bowie knives to cowboy hats to mugs and more.
For a fun time experiencing the Western culture that is so significant in San Antonio, make sure to visit the stunning Buckhorn Saloon & Museum and many other fun attractions for the best vacation in San Antonio, Texas.
About Your Ticket
The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum is available as part of the San Antonio Explorer Pass which allows you to combine 3, 4, or 5 activities with one simple pass. Check out the San Antonio Explorer Pass for more information.
- Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Buckhorn Saloon & Museum?
Most guests spend 1-2 hours at the museum.
- What amenities are available?
Restaurant, Saloon, and Gift Shop are on site.
- Is Buckhorn Saloon & Museum handicap accessible?
Yes, it is handicap accessible.
- Is photography & video recording allowed?
Non-Flash photography is permitted.
- For what ages is Buckhorn Saloon & Museum appropriate?
Attraction is appropriate for all ages.
- Is parking available at Buckhorn Saloon & Museum?
Paid public parking is available directly across the street from the museum.