In my hometown, there is a well-known bar called Andresen’s that we affectionately refer to as “the dead animal bar”, due to its numerous preserved animals that adorn the walls. I never thought this drinkery could meet its match, but then I moseyed on into the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum in San Antonio, Texas. The Buckhorn showcases over 500 species of animals. A taxidermist’s dream.
What better thing to do after seeing The Alamo then hanging out with hundreds of stuffed animals? I can’t think of one. Ok…maybe one…but, I’m doing this instead.
When he realized that many of the voyagers had no money, he began to accept horns and antlers in exchange for free beer and whiskey. Sounds like a great deal to me. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any antlers in my purse. No drink for me.
The saloon then turned into a well-known museum, boasting busts of common and rare species, half of which I had never even heard of.
What is the oddest museum you have ever been to? Have you been to a taxidermist haven before?
Disclosure: This attraction in San Antonio was sponsored by the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, but all the words I write come straight from my, sometimes distorted, mind. Just as it should be.