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.
The museum was kinda neat. A little overpriced. Alot of interesting information about the ole West.
DO NOT EAT HERE! The food, at best, was edible. Was overcharged by a rude little girl at the register. It took talking to two managers before getting setteled.
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.
The buckhorn museum is just what you would expect to see when visiting San Antonio. This city has obvious ties to its' past. The missions (including the Alamo), the oldest cathedral in the nation (The San Fernando Cathedral), hotels like the Emily Morgan and the Menger all contribute to preserving Texas' history. Again, The Buckhorn does its' part to help. Do you know itr used to be located at the Lone Star brewery before it was bought out by Budweiser? Lone Star was the "National Beer of Texas" for a reason. The buckhorn has been a traditional favorite of native Texans and those who wish they were.