This staple of San Antonio life 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, the Buckhorn Museum and Saloon is just two blocks from the Alamo and one block from the Riverwalk. 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.
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.
Saloon and Bar
The Buckhorn Saloon is where it all began—where history was made and legend lives. It is where Teddy Roosevelt recruited Rough Riders and Pancho Villa is rumored to have planned the Mexican Revolution. Many of the original furnishings still grace today's Buckhorn Saloon, including the back-bar which was hand-crafted of marble and cherry wood. The bar features 7 locally brewed beers on draft including, Shiner Bock, Lone Star, Alamo Beer and 4 seasonal Real Ale craft beers. You might also like one of our delicious and icy Prickly Pear Margaritas; it’s a favorite of the ladies!
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.