The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
'Good conversation, great food, and spectacular wildlife exhibits' await your group here at The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum, one of the most fun and historic stops in San Antonio!
This is one of our favorite places to send groups because it isn't just a saloon, it's two museums, a saloon, and a great cafe all in one. You can spend a whole afternoon, or maybe even more if you head to the saloon, here learning, eating, drinking, and learning some more!
When you first arrive at the Buckhorn we suggest you mosey on over to the Buckhorn Museum, featuring wildlife from all over the world, over 520 species to be exact. There are several 'record-holders' inside, such as the highly popular '78 point buck', acquired for only $100 in 1890. Most of the horns and antlers you see hanging around here and the saloon was traded for free beer and whiskey throughout the history of this place, and the collection has grown into one of the world's most unique and large collections of its kind!
After a walk around the Buckhorn Museum head to the Texas Ranger Museum, a world-class exhibit that will show you priceless historic artifacts spanning over a century of ranger history. Learn all about iconic rangers Ray Martinex and Frank Hamer, plus many more.
Of course, you have to save plenty of time for the actual saloon and/or cafe, first opened in 1881. The saloon is rumored to be the spot where Teddy Roosevelt recruited the Rough Riders, as well as the spot where the Mexican Revolution was planned (not proven facts). You will see many of the original furnishings in here, such as the gorgeous marble and cherry wood back bar.
For some of the finest Texas BBQ head to the cafe and enjoy brisket, ribs, or the legendary Buckhorn Burger. When you get done eating head to the onsite Gift Shop, or Curio Store. This store was created in the 1920s during the prohibition.