It all started in 1881 when trappers, hunters and cowboys traded deer antlers for beer or whiskey at Albert Friedrich's ... More
Buckhorn Saloon and Museum
It all started in 1881 when trappers, hunters and cowboys traded deer antlers for beer or whiskey at Albert Friedrich's saloon. Now, the saloon/museum's Hall of Horns, Hall of Feathers and Hall of Fins house not only the largest, but also some of the most impressive collections of native and exotic wildlife around. If you're squeamish about mounted deer heads, fish and fowl, then don't go. If you're awed by how large deer antlers can grow to be, by just how large of a mouth that a large-mouth bass can have, or at the wingspan of native turkeys, then you'll love this place. You can even bring in a set of antlers or a stuffed fish to trade at the bar for a whiskey or sarsaparilla.
We were all psyched about this place, especially the TX Ranger's Museum. We paid over $80 for 2 adults, 2 senior citizens, and 1 child to see both museums and were very disappointed. The old western town was a joke! Don't waste your time in that museum, but the Buckhorn museum side was interesting.
If your a hunter this is a good place to go, but if you arent dont waste your time or money. its over 30 dollars just for two people. you walk around several rooms COVERED in animals heads of all kinds. the food was ok but it took forever, we waited about an hour and a half for our food. the atmosphere of the place wasnt bad though.
Good burgers and fry type of place and huge pieces of pie waiting for you. Two man country music act played in the dinning room and was a nice touch.
We thought for two people that ~$35 bucks was a little pricey for the Texas Ranger/Buckhorn Museum. The Museum is nicely done and the Buckhorn provides a vast amount of animals that were hunted by the owner.
We went with my mother and father-in-law along with my brother-in-law and his family (party of 11). We had a blast! There is sooo much to see. It never got boring for the hours (I think 4 to 5) that we were there.
It's been three years ago, and the kids still talk about it. So much to keep the kids interest focused, as well as ours. It was very affordable and so was the food. An all around good time. Highly recommend it, especially for little boys.
Great place to spend an afternoon. Our family of 4, with two boys ages 8 and 10, loved everything about the Buck Horn. We didn't eat here, but took in all of the sights. Including the purchase of a couple of souveneirs in the gift shop. Would highly recommend!
If you visit San Antonio, you must visit the Buckhorn Museum. This is the most unique museum I have ever visited. More animals than you can imagine. The price is very reasonable for the experience you will get. I will be back in San Antonio in 2006 and this place will be on my list!
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