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Witte Museum, San Antonio: 5 reviews and 18 photos

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Witte Museum is a wonderful place in which to spend an hour or two. It's a valuable tool for understanding Texas and it's people.

Once you leave the lobby, a giant dinosaur appears--bigger than life, as you ease by to begin your tour. My favorite exhibit examined the early inhabitants of Texas and their lifestyle. People have occupied this area for thousands of years, so many displays reflected those earlier time periods, complete with depictions of cave drawings. Another worthwhile exhibit described Texas' acquifer system and the region's geology.

'Wild and Vivid Land' was a special exhibit featuring a life-size longhorn steer, contents of a typical chuck wagon, simulated characters giving the history of various western traditions, several interactive displays and other informative facts about the state and the people who lived here. It cost extra to see this exhibit.

There are several historical homes on the grounds and a building geared towards children, meant to provide a stimulus for scientific discovery.

Hours are daily: Mon.-10am-5pm; Tues. 10am-8pm; Weds.-Sat.10am-5pm; Sun. 12noon-5pm. The museum is closed on the third Mon. of October, Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Admission is $7 for ages 12-64; $6 for seniors 65 and up; $5 for ages 4-11 and free for all children under 3.

Please see the additional photos:

Picture #2 John Twohigs home, a merchant and early Texas pioneer and patriot

Picture #3 Jose Ruiz 's home, San Antonio's first school master and a native born signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence

Picture #4 Celso Navarro's home, whose father was a native born signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence

Picture #5 Children's Scientific Treehouse

Address: 3801 Broadway, San Antonio,Tx
Directions: Northeast corner of Brackenridge Park
Phone: 210-357-1900
Website: http://www.wittemuseum.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 9, 2008
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