Across the street from our RV park is a city bus stop. For $1.20 per person each way we can take the bus into downtown. Very nice not to have to deal with traffic, pedestrians, expensive parking, and construction. The bus dropped us off one block from the museum.
As we waited in line to buy our tickets, "Buffalo Bill Cody" walked in looking just like the original. People asked him to pose with them for photos and he kindly obliged. With our San Antonio Quick Guide coupons we saved $2 each off admission to the museum(s), making it $16.99 per person. (Steep in our opinion after touring the museums.)
|An "old-fashioned" selfie (using a mirror).|
|Mini-sized examples of different types of saddles.|
The Buckhorn Museum collection includes hundreds of trophy animals throughout. Personally, I'd rather go see these majestic animals in the wild. However, I realize not everyone can do that, including us. The animals in this museum have been in the collection for many years. In fact the museum has changed owners and locations a few times in its history.
I was quite taken by the matchstick church below. Built by Wilfred Winters using 1500 boxes of matches (approximately 50,000 matches) over 18 months, it is believed to be a
montage of three San Antonio historical sites: the San Fernando Cathedral, Church of the Little Flower, and Immaculate Conception of the Oblate Order.
|Made entirely out of matchsticks.|
|Real shrunken heads. Ewwwww.|
Parts of the museum were oddities like you would find at a roadside attraction. Below, Bob appears to be perfectly comfortable standing sideways.
|A shadow of my former self.|
|How could they?|
Below is art made from 637 rattlesnake rattles. This was given as a gift to Theodore Roosevelt in 1898.
|The deer is made of rattlesnake rattles.|
The Buckhorn Museum is on the second floor of the building. There are landings where you can look out over the restaurant and all the trophies lining the walls.
|Polar bear over the restaurant|
|I am fake petting a stuffed wolf (no touching).|
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|I "otter" take a picture of this one.|
|The fierce wolverine.|
|Mountain lion, puma, cougar, panther.|
|Enlarge to read.|
|The mola mola|
|Bob posing with the Texas Rangers.|
|Love this artwork.|
|Display of Texas badges|
|Bonnie and Clyde's car|
In the heat of the afternoon, we walked around downtown for a few blocks, then made our way to the bus stop. The bus arrived to take us home within ten minutes.
Travel Bug out.