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Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
+1 210-458-2300
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This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in Texas.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“texas history” (41 reviews)
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801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296
+1 210-458-2300
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't know this museum was here and so was surprised when my son suggested a visit. What a place! The exhibits are all on one floor and so very easy to get around, especially helpful for the frail or infirm. We learned all about...More

1  Thank Bernadetteere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is an amazing hidden little gem. I loved the fact that it was very informative and there were lots of things to interact with. A great museum for people of all ages. I didn’t realize that Texas was such a melting pot of...More

Thank Tdotgirl1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum aimed more at kids but still interesting for adults if you have the time go but do not put on top of your list.More

James B, Public Relations Manager at Institute of Texan Cultures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Museum content is suitable for all ages, with advance concepts such as immigration, integration, diversity and Civil Rights detailed along with stories of people, their accomplishments, their living conditions, and other details. There are also hands-on opportunities for children and families, such as trunks with...More

Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

Most people would not even know about this great collection of the varied cultures that make up the Texas people. All immigrant and Native American groups are represented. There is plenty of history to be learned here. Expect to spend three hours here. Take your...More

Thank Gumgrove
Reviewed November 10, 2017

This museum offers a panoramic view of the may groups that settled Texas. The slide show projected on the domed ceiling was particularly interesting and well done. The various exhibits are dense with information, kids could get restless while adults dive into the details.

Thank Pamela J
Reviewed October 25, 2017

This is so under rated and I can't understand why. So very interesting. Were can you see and learn about 26 different cultures under one roof. Look for your own nationality and be surprised by what you see and learn. So many are represented here....More

Thank Dolores W
Reviewed October 16, 2017

This is one of the better yet under appreciated attractions in the city and certainly one of my favorite museums. Housed in a very uniquely shaped structure, the institute has been around almost 50 years. I used to visit as a child but was always...More

Thank Stephanlee1
Reviewed October 11, 2017

I am learning that I do not care much for the guided tours here. The guides seem to start history with the arrival of Europeans on the scene. After standing around for half an hour watching an old white man trying to start a fire...More

1  Thank Wilbert Q
Reviewed October 7, 2017

We visited the Institute of Texan Cultures on an afternoon and were so surprised to find only 2 other couples in the entire place. We used a $3 off per person coupon, but admission was still well below the value of what you will find...More

1  Thank Rebe79
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome for couples,families and kids alike. Super educational, tons of artifacts, and “feel free to touch” spots in each area.

Thank Desiree R
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July 21, 2016|
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Response from johnnypantoja | Reviewed this property |
The address is: Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 East César E. Chávez Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78205. The museum is located right off of the highway, and there is usually plenty of parking along Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard... More
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July 8, 2016|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
Every summer, the institute participates in the Blue Star Museums program, which is a free admission for active duty military and their families, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Free Second Sunday is suspended in June, but picks... More
March 6, 2015|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
According to our exhibit researchers, Los Tejanos will go back to years before the the arrival of the Spanish. One of the things the new exhibit will discuss is the Mestizo. In fact, identity and mixed cultural heritage are... More