If you want to experience the best that San Antonio has to offer, you should stay in a San Antonio vacation home that is located in the downtown area. From your downtown accommodation, you will have easy access to most of the popular attractions in the city. There are a number of interesting museums in San Antonio, and a visit to these museums will certainly make your vacation a most memorable affair.
The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum and the Texas Ranger Museum
The Buckhorn Saloon has been a popular meeting place in San Antonio since the 19th century, and it presently houses a café, shooting gallery, gift shop and 2 museums. The Buckhorn Museum features exhibits of wildlife from various parts of the world, including birds, fish and animal oddities. More than 500 species of animals are on display in its exhibition halls, and many of these species are included in the record books of the Boone and Crockett Club. The main highlights of the museum are a world-record whitetail deer called the 78 Point Buck, a 1056-pound black marlin and an Irish elk skull and antlers that date back to pre-historic time. The museum also has a wax exhibit on the history of Texas.
In the Texas Ranger Museum, you can view hundreds of artifacts that are related to Texas Rangers, including guns, revolvers, badges and others. There are also exhibits about famous Texas Rangers, such as Ray Martinez, John B. Armstrong, Joaquin Jackson and Frank Hamer. The main attraction is the Ranger Town, which is a recreation of the town of San Antonio around the beginning of the 20th century. This exhibit has a saloon, blacksmith shop, telegraph office and saloon.
The Buck Saloon and Museum is situated in the downtown area, close to many San Antonio vacation homes.
Ripley's Believe It or Not and the Louis Tussaud's Wax Works
The Ripley's Believe It or Not museum introduces you to a world where the unbelievable becomes a reality. You can expect to see the weirdest and most bizarre things in this place. The museum has a collection of more than 500 exhibits, which is one of the largest among Ripley's museums around the world. The exhibits range from dinosaur skeletons to objects that are related to the supernatural, and they will definitely arouse your curiosity.
At the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum, you will also find the Louis Tussaud's Wax Works. This place features an extensive collection of wax figures that depict a wide range of real and fictional characters. The exhibits are displayed in themed sections such as Hollywood, Horror, Religion, History, Children's Land of Make Believe and others. There is also an interesting section called the Freedom's Journey, which features a 66-foot hand-painted mural that depicts the history of the United States. It is recommended that you get some souvenirs from the Ripley's museum's Cargo Hold Store before you head back to your San Antonio vacation home.
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