Visit These Museums in San Antonio

statue outside Briscoe Museum

Image of Briscoe Museum

San Antonio is brimming with Texas history and vibrant culture. Spend a day exploring the heart and soul of the city at these San Antonio museums during your weekend in San Antonio! See if your favorite made the list, and let us know if we missed any.

The Alamo

No trip to San Antonio is complete without the ultimate Texas history experience: a visit to The Alamo. Built as a Spanish mission in 1718, it was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, when Texas gained independence from Mexico. The birthplace of Texas’ statehood is a must-see.

San Antonio Museum of Art

Located in the heart of downtown by the River Walk, the San Antonio Museum of Art houses an extensive collection of international art. Its real gem is their collection of Latin American art. Family events include kid-friendly hands-on playdates and monthly themed family days.

The Alamo

The Briscoe Western Art Museum

The American West begins in Texas. The Briscoe Western Art Museum preserves the art and culture of this unique era in Texas history from its home on the banks of the San Antonio River Walk. Enter through the McNutt Sculpture Garden’s lush courtyard and marvel at over 30 sculptures of the people and animals of the West.

The Witte Museum

Located in Uptown’s Brackenridge Park, The Witte Museum focuses on Texas’ natural history, folk art, and science. The kid-friendly Body Adventure exhibit is an interactive way to see how each body works while biking through San Antonio. The Dinosaur Gallery thrills with the fossils of a full-sized T-Rex excavated from West Texas.

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Texas is so big and diverse it could be a country on its own. UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures celebrates the state’s extensive diversity with stories, music, dance, food, art, religion, and the many ways of life that have made this unlike any other place in the world throughout Texas history.

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When you’re taking the family to San Antonio’s awesome museums, get them there in comfort and style in a Land Rover from Land Rover San Antonio. Contact us or pay us a visit off I-10 near the University of Texas campus. You can also explore additional local recommendations with us, like the best breweries in San Antonio and more!

 

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