San Antonio Tourist Attractions

San Antonio, a city of more than 1 million people, lies on the San Antonio River and the narrow San Pedro Creek, on the south-eastern edge of the Texan tableland.

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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park oversees four 18th C missions just south of the city center.

San Antonio Botanical Gardens

The San Antonio Botanical Gardens features a variety of areas with individually designed gardens. Some of the highlights include a children's garden, conservatory, a garden for the blind, butterfly garden, rose garden, and many others. Check with the gardens to see what's in bloom and also to see about featured displays and exhibits.
Official site:
Address: 555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX 78209-6631, United States


The large marine entertainment showplace, SeaWorld, lies 16 mi. north-west of San Antonio on Loop 1604. It has over 25 shows, attractions and exhibitions, including the killer whales, Cypress Gardens West Botanical Gardens, a large white-water run and, for children, Capt'n Kid's World.
Official site:
Address: 10500 SeaWorld Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251, United States

U.S. Army Medical Museum

In 1862, the original museum was a research facility in Washington D.C. Everything was transferred to Texas in 1946.
The collection consists of Army medical equipment, uniforms, artwork and photographs as well as M170 Front Line Ambulance, an H13 D Model (Korean War) helicopter, and a UH1 Huey from the early Vietnam War.
Address: Box 340244, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, United States

Buckhorn Saloon and Museums

The functioning Saloon is over 100 years old. While you have a drink or meal prepare to be entertained with trick roping, an old west card act, cowboy poet and gunfighters. There is also an arcade and wax museum.
Official site:
Address: 318 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78204-1707, United States

Hertzberg Circus Museum (closed)

The Hertzberg Museum has stopped operating due to the condition of the building in which it was located. It may resume operations at some point in the future.

Lyric Opera

The Lyric Opera was established in 1997 by Mark A. Richter, a local tenor and businessman. The company began with modest budget productions and has evolved into more full scale, major performing arts organization.
Address: 709 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78207, United States

Mexican Cultural Institute

The center displays permanent and changing exhibits with a focus on contemporary Mexican and South American artists. The institute also provides lectures, films, and workshops.
Address: 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX 78205-3204, United States

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch has over 50 species from around the world that roam freely in the drive-through safari. The ranch does a good job of offering educational tours and turns the "wild" into a place of learning.
Address: 26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Road, San Antonio, TX 78266, United States

San Antonio International Airport

The airport is located in north central San Antonio, approximately 15 minutes from the downtown area. The airlines servicing the airport offer direct flights to many destinations around the USA and Mexico.
Address: 9800 Airport Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78216, United States

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta is a musical, theme and water park set in a former rock quarry. Rides include the Wagon Wheel, the Road Runner Express, the Rattler and Poltergeist coasters, a steam train and old-fashioned carousel.
Address: 17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257, United States

Children's Museum

The museum is aimed at children 2 to 10 years of age and features hands-on, educational displays.
Official site:
Address: 305 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205-1802, United States

Brackenridge Park

North of downtown San Antonio is the spacious Breckenridge Park, with the Chinese Sunken Gardens, the Japanese Tea Garden, and the San Antonio Zoo. To the east, beyond Funston Place, are the beautiful Botanical Gardens.
The park is a favorite with families who come here with children.

Witte Museum

The Witte Museum offers history and science exhibits, traveling exhibits, family events, live gallery theater, and overnight camp-ins for children.
Official site:
Address: 3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78209, United States

San Antonio Zoo

750 species are represented here, many in their natural habitat.
Official site:
Address: 3903 North Saint Marys Street, San Antonio, TX 78212-7183, United States

McNay Art Museum

The McNay Art Museum, specialises in modern art, including contemporary Indian art.
The museum is located on the former estate of Marion Koogler McNay in a large Spanish Colonial Revival house. McNay moved to San Antonio in 1926 and was an avid collector of 19th- and 20th-century European and American art. Today the museum has a vast collection of works ranging from Medieval and Renaissance pieces to modern paintings and sculptures.
Official site:
Address: 6000 North New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78209, United States

San Antonio Museum of Art

The San Antonio Museum of Art features collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, Asian, European, American and Latin American art.
Official site:
Address: 200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78215-1402, United States

Malibu Castle

This amusement park features miniature golf, baseball batting cages, go karts, a video arcade, bumper boats, and other fun games for kids.
Address: 3330 Cherry Ridge Drive, San Antonio, TX 78230, United States

San Angel Folk Art

The center features Latin American folk art, including Oaxacan wood carvings, furniture and Aguilar ceramics.
Official site:
Address: 110 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204-1774, United States

Texas Transportation Museum

The museum features a variety of antique vehicles and fire equipment, vintage railcars and horse-drawn carriages.
Address: 11731 Wetmore Road, San Antonio, TX 78247-3606, United States

Yturri-Edmunds Historic Site

This adobe block house was built sometime between 1840 and 1860. Also on the property are a mill, carriage house, and a stone rubble house.
Address: 128 Mission Road, San Antonio, TX 78210-2709, United States

Splashtown San Antonio

Over 50 rides and attractions as well as water slides and activities.
Official site:
Address: 3600 North Pan Am Expressway, San Antonio, TX 78219, United States


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