Friday, May 14, 2010
The BUCKHORN Saloon
For over 129 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has always been known as a gathering place for good conversation, great food and spectacular wildlife exhibits. Today, the saloon houses a Café, Gift Shop, Arcade Shooting Gallery and our two museums, the Buckhorn Museum and the new Texas Ranger Museum.
The food is superb. Tammy and I enjoyed visiting this wonderful attraction in the heart of Downtown San Antonio only a couple of blocks from the ALAMO and the San Antonio River Walk.
The Buckhorn Museum features wildlife from all over the world; including fish, birds, animal oddities and a wax museum of Texas History. Our exhibit halls are comprised of over 520 species of wildlife, many of which are listed in the ‘Boone and Crockett’ record books.
The Buckhorn is home to a world record whitetail deer, the famous ‘78 Point Buck’. This impressive rack was sold to the saloon owner himself, Albert Friedrich, for a mere $100 dollars back in 1890. Other amazing specimens include a record 1,056 pound black marlin and a 10,000 year old pre-historic Irish elk skull and antlers.
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