San Antonio Museums

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Air Force History & Traditions Museum
Buckhorn Saloon & Museums
Cowboy Museum
Fort Sam Houston Museum
McNay Art Museum
Mexican Cultural Institute
Texas Rangers Memorial Museum

Guenther House
Edward H. White Museum
Hertzberg Circus Museum
Institute of Texan Cultures

Ripley's Believe It or Not!
San Antonio Children's Museum
San Antonio Museum of Art

Steve's Homestead Museum
Texas Transportation Museum
Dinosaur World
U.S. Army Medical Dept. Museum
Witte Museum


Air Force History and Traditions Museum

2051 George Ave., Bldg. 5206 Lackland AFB, TX (78236-0347)
Featuring aviation history, the Traditions and History Museum maintains a collection of rare airplanes and their Components. Forty-three aircraft are displayed. around the base and the components date back to World War II and vary from engines to machine guns. Museum and gift shop hours: 8:00 am-4:45 p.m.; Monday - Friday. Closed holidays. Tours of 15 or more by appointment. Auditorium for 35. Admission Free. 210/671-3055. 

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BUCKHORN SALOON & MUSEUM

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
Discover the most excitement since the longhorn ruled the range. Enjoy live entertainment daily in the Buckhorn Saloon. Stop in and you might catch a professional card cheat who will dazzle you with his old west card act. Or maybe you’ll see a fantastic trick roping demonstration reminiscent of wild west shows of days gone by. Kids and adults both will love these wonderful entertainers along with many authentic acts such as cowboys poets and gunfighters all performing in the authentic surroundings of the Buckhorn Saloon. Then mosey around the museum where you will find over 3,300 artifacts and 520 different species. Highlights include the world-famous 78 point Whitetail, a 1,056 -pound Black Marlin and The Hall of Texas History Wax Museum. The museum is open daily at 10:00 a.m. Closing times vary. Admission charged and group rates are available.

318 East  Houston

(210) 247-4000

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Cowboy Museum

Cowboy Museum
209 Alamo Plaza (78205). A real cowboy museum. Visit of a replica of a Western town and see how the people of the Old West lived. Many artifacts to see in this exciting walk through the history. Cowboy collectibles gift shop. Hours: 10:00 am to 7:00 p.m. daily. Admission: 210/229-1257. 

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Dinosaur World
622 N.W. Loop 410 Central Park Mall:  Dinosaur World is San Antonio's newest attraction.  Dinosaur World is both a museum and retail store in one.  We feature numerous dinosaur skulls, bones, claws and teeth.  Bring your camera and take your picture next to a LIFE-SIZED T-REX SKULL.  Your child will love our Activity Room where they can play with dinosaur toys, put puzzles together, watch dinosaur videos or dig for fossils in our 12 foot "Fossil Digging Pit". Call (210) 349-5566 local or 1-800-468-0614.  Visit our website at www.dinosaurworld.com.

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Fort Sam Houston Museum/National Historic Landmark

Building 123, Fort Sam Houston. Exhibits trace the history of the post and the U.S. Army from 1845 to the present. The fort has more than 900 historic structures including the Quadrangle (1876), Pershing House (1881), Eisenhower House (1908), and Gift Chapel (1909). Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday - Sunday. Closed New Year’s, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Admission Free. 210/221-1886. 

Email: John_manguso@smtplink.medcom.amedd.army.mil

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Guenther House
205 East Guenther (78204).
email:donna@guentherhouse.com.
The house is located on a bend of river, at the foot of King William, one of the oldest historic districts in Texas. Carl Hilmer Guenther founder of Pioneer Flour Mills, built this elegant home in 1860. The restored house offers a museum where mill memorabilia is displayed. Of interest to collectors are the Dresden china anniversary plates made in Germany until WWII. Museum and river stores hours: 9 a.m., Monday - Saturday; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.., Sunday. Restaurant hours: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Saturday; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday. Free Admission. 210/227-1061. 

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Hangar 9/Edward H. White Museum
Brooks Air Force Base. 8008 Inner Circle Drive, Brooks AFB, TX (78235) 
email: MUSEUM@brookd.af.mil
The oldest in the Air Force, housing the Museum of flight Medicine and flight nursing Annex. Exhibits contain the history of the base, the development of manned flight and the evolution of aerospace medicine. Hour: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Guided tours of 10 or more people Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Free Admission. 210/536-9767.

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Hertzberg Circus Museum

Hertzberg Circus Collection
210 Market St. (78205). (on the corner of South Presa and West Market streets.) This unusual museum contains more than 20,000 items of Big Top memorabilia, including a priceless collection of circus posters, Tom Thumb's carriage and an intricately detailed scale model of the three ring circus. Weekend special events include: classic film series, jugglers, mimes and magicians. face painting/mask making workshops year round. Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sundays Admission.210/207-7810 or 207-7819. 

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Institute of Texan Cultures

The Institute of Texan Cultures
801 S. Bowie St. (78205-3296). ( in HemisFair Park.) Institute is A museum for the interpretation and assimilation of Texas history and folk culture. Part of the University of Texas, it is an experience of sight, sound, and touch where contributions from 27 ethnic groups are displayed. The Dome Show is a multimedia exhibit using 36 screens to present dramatic events, places and faces of Texas. Dome shows: are presented at 10:15 am, Noon, 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Guided tours available. Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission Please call for rates. 210/458-2300

Admission: Please call for rates. 210/458-2300. 

Http://www.texancultural.@usta.edu


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McNay Art Museum

McNay Art Museum
6000 N. New Braunfels at U.S. 81 Business-Austin Highway (78209). The former estate of Marian Koogler McNay is a private museum containing a varied collection of post-impressionist paintings (Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Matisse, O'Keefe, Goya, Renoir and Bourdelle), early New Mexican arts and crafts, plus gothic and medieval collections. A highlight of the McNay is its charming patio and gardens. Museum store on grounds. Hours: 10:00 am-5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 12:00 pm-5:00 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. Admission: Donations accepted. 210/824-5368. 

Http://www.mcnayart.org


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Mexican Cultural Institute

Mexican Cultural Institute
600 HemisFair Park (78205) This Institution offers programs that focus on the artistic and cultural richness of Mexico.  These include art and photography exhibitions and workshops, lectures, films, concerts, Folkorico dance, and theater.   The Institute also ahs a gift shop that features Mexican folk art. Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday. Free Admission. 210/227-0123
 
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Pioneer, Trail Drivers and Texas Rangers Memorial Museum

3805 Broadway (Brackenbridge) (78209). Review the Texas Rangers' exciting history from their inception in 1823. guns, photographs, sketches, accounts of individual services and equipment Honor the legacy of the Texas Rangers and their role in the heritage of Texas. A Ranger Ring of Honor is dedicated to those courageous Texas Rangers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Displays from pioneer period and cattle drives, Developed by the Former Texas Ranger Foundation, Pioneers of Texas Assoc. and the Old Trail Drivers Assoc., of Texas. Open daily. Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., September - April; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., May - August. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Admission: Please call for rates. 210/822-9011. 

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! & Plaza Theatre of Wax

Ripley's Believe It or Not! and Plaza Theatre of Wax
301 Alamo Plaza (78205). Http://www.tourrexas.com/ripleys or http://www.tourtexas.com/palaceofwax.ittml. Two unique attractions at one convenient location across from the Alamo. Plaza Theatre of Wax features over 225 lifelike figures from Hollywood, Horrors, History and Religion. Ripley's Believe It or Not! exhibits over 500 one of a kind artifacts collected by famous cartoonist Robert Ripley. Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily 9:00 am-10:00 p.m. Remainder of year, Sunday-Thursday 9:00 am-7:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9:00 am-10 p.m. (Ticket office closes one hour prior to listed closing times). Closed only Christmas Day. Admission: Please call for rates, combination ticket to both attractions are available, group rates available. Lone Star Trolley Tours tickets and boarding also available in lobby. 210/224-9299. 

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San Antonio Children's Museum

San Antonio Children's Museum
305 East Houston Street (78205). A better understanding of the cultural diversity of San Antonio can be gained in hands-on museum targeted to appeal to children ages 2-10. Interactive educational exhibits are designed to engage all of a child’s senses to make learning an entertaining experience. Hours: 9 a.m.-Noon Monday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday -Friday, 9 am-6 p.m. Saturday, Noon -4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: Children under age 2 admitted free.  Group rates available. Parking:  1 hour free parking with validated ticket at Mid-City Parking Garage, corner of College & Navarro Streets. Accessibility:  Yes.

For further information, call 210/212-4453. 

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San Antonio Museum of Art

San Antonio Museum of Art
200 W. Jones Ave. (78215). www.samuseum.org The blend of glass elevators, skylights and skywalk in the former Lone Star Brewery's castle-like building is a sight no visitor to San Antonio can afford to miss. Art collections range from ancient art to the most contemporary, including magnificent Greek and Roman sculpture, and Latin American folk art. The Asian section has been expanded to include Asian sculpture as well as Chinese, Japanese and Korean Art. The museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Open every day except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Hours: 10:00 am-5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, 12:00 pm-5:00 p.m. Sunday. Admission: Please call for rates. Free admission on Tuesday only from 3:00 pm-9:00 p.m., except for some special exhibits. For scheduled guided tours call in advance. 210/978-8100. 

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The Steves Homestead Museum

509 King William (78204).email: conserve@saconservation.org
Located in the King William Historic District, this Victorian French Second Empire design three-story home was built for Edward Steves in 1876 and furnished in a late nineteenth century style. The River House, a one-story brick structure housed the first natatorium inside swimming pool in San Antonio. The Carriage House were built in 1875. This two-story frame and stone building was used for storage. The Servants Quarters was built around 1877. The Steves Homestead has been maintained since 1954 as a historic house museum, open daily, 10:00 am-4:15 p.m. Admission: children under 12 free. 210/227-9160. 

 
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Texas Transportation Museum

11731 Wetmore Road, in McAllister Park, (78247). The 5000 square feet display building offers antique horse-drawn carriages, gas powered vehicles, working model railroads and a tinplate layout static display which includes a restored depot, Business car, pullman sleeper and steam locomotive. Train rides: 12:30 p.m. -3: 30 p.m., Sunday museum hours: 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m., Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. Admission: Please call for rates. 210/490-3554. 


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U.S. Army Medical Department Museum

2310 Stanley Road., Bldg. 1046 Fort Sam Houston (78234).
email: John_manguso@smtplink.medcom.amedd.army.mil
Fort Sam Houston is the home of army medicine and the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum. The collection, from 1775 to the present, contains army medical equipment, vehicles ( including a 1953 hospital train ambulance car), uniforms, artwork, insignia and scale models. Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday - Sunday. Closed Monday and federal holidays. Free Admission. 210/221-6277. 


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Witte Museum

Witte Museum
3801 Broadway (78209-6396).
www.wittemuseum.org
This regional museum features history, science, the humanities, exciting hands-on exhibits of Texas history, natural science and anthropology, changing exhibits and family programs. Permanent exhibitions include "Texas Wild: Ecology Illustrated," focusing on the ecological diversity of the state's seven natural areas. "Ancient Texans: Rock Art and Life ways Along the Lower Pecos" focuses on the culture and cave paintings of a hunter-gatherer society that flourished in Texas 4000 years ago. The museum also includes an EcoLab of live Texas animals, outdoor Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden and three restored historic homes. Closed: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve and Christmas. Hours: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday-Saturday; noon - 5 p.m., Sunday; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Tuesday; free to the public every Tuesday from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. open until 6 p.m. form memorial Day - Labor Day. Admission: For further information call 210/357-1900. 


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