Fort Negley Nashville Tenn

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Buckhorn Saloon and Museum- San Antonio Texas

The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum is the OTHER legendary must see site in San Antonio.  This AMAZING collection of taxidermy and other items has been around for well over 100 years (at various locations) but it has been at its current spot since 1956.

There is a saloon/café with animal trophies everywhere.  There are also several floors with the same.  Yes, they also have an impressive Texas Ranger section, and they have some freak show/amusement type displays, but I dragged my jaw along the floor as I explored each room of animals and other attractions.

YOU KNOW my photos do not show how incredible the Buckhorn is.  We have all looked at pictures of polar bears, sharks, and other large animals.  It is an entirely different experience standing right next to one and seeing how impressive their size is compared to you.

There is something very non-PC about it too.  I can't see someone now accumulating a collection like this and opening up a similar museum.  Someone would be offended.  People would protest.

But the Buckhorn is old, and authentic.  There are extinct animals here.  The place is a real throwback.  I am glad that the collection is old, and I am glad that it is still around with its collections displayed.

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