San Antonio, Texas Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in San Antonio and the surrounding area.

San Antonio is best known as the home of The Alamo, revered as a shrine to American heroism and Manifest Destiny even though all of its gun-toting defenders ended up as ashes in a casket elsewhere in the city. Pee Wee Herman visited San Antonio looking for the Alamo's basement (and was disappointed) but he was unaware of the city's many other highlights, including the Buckhorn Saloon, the sculptures of the late Bob "Daddy-O" Wade, and the World's Largest Cowboy Boots.

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  • World's Largest Cowboy Boots

    World's Largest Cowboy Boots

    San Antonio, Texas

    The World's Largest Cowboy Boots are ready to kick s**t at the North Star Mall.

  • Buckhorn Saloon, Museum, and Texas Ranger Museum

    Buckhorn Saloon, Museum, and Texas Ranger Museum

    San Antonio, Texas

    See the Teddy Roosevelt chair made of 62 pairs of buffalo horns, and the 4,000-antler chandelier.

  • Cascade Caverns

    Cascade Caverns

    Boerne, Texas

    Open since 1932. Take a 45 minute stroll through the underworld of Texas -- just past the one-of-a-kind dinosaur in the parking lot.

  • Ashes of the Alamo Dead

    Ashes of the Alamo Dead

    San Antonio, Texas

    Casket contains the remains of the immortal dead defenders who were subsequently incinerated in a Mexican bonfire.

  • Korean War Foxhole

    Korean War Foxhole

    San Antonio, Texas

    "Night Watch" is a Korean War Memorial depicting soldiers hunkered down in a rock cairn, with choppy concrete to look like snow, visible only from chest up.

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