Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum information

San Antonio , USA
Address
Street 318 E Houston St
Telephone
+1 210 247 4000
More information
www.buckhornmuseum.com
Prices
adult/child 3-11yr $19/15
Opening hours
10am-5pm, to 8pm summer
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Lonely Planet review

Waaaay back in 1881, when the original Buckhorn Saloon opened up, the owner promised patrons a free beer or whiskey shot for every pair of deer antlers they brought. Although the location has changed a couple of times, you can still see the collection – and the bar – at the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

An overpriced beverage is enough to buy your admission to the Saloon, which has an impressive number of mounted animals watching over you, including a giraffe, a bear and all manner of horn-wielding mammals. If that doesn't quench your thirst for taxidermy, pony up for a kitsch adventure that includes wildlife from all over the world, as well as oddities like a two-headed cow and an eight-legged lamb.

It's not just dead animals you'll experience. There are other only-in-Texas displays, such as maps of Texas made from rattlesnake rattles and a jaw-dropping collection of Lone Star Beer paraphernalia. Your admission is good for two days so there's time to see it all.