McNutt Sculpture Garden, located on the grounds of the Briscoe Museum, comprises a collection of bronze sculptures that depict icons of the American West, all surrounding a lush courtyard.

Nestled not far off the San Antonio River Walk, the garden is very secluded and easy to miss, so you'll have to look for it. Once you find it, you'll be met with an impressive collection of statues created by some of the country's best-known Western artists. Seeing the sculptures won't take very much time, but visitors often enjoy a relaxing stroll or some time spent basking in the sun or shade along the pathway.

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McNutt Sculpture Garden highlights

When you enter the McNutt Sculpture Garden from the Jack Guenther Pavilion, you'll find an array of statues in varying sizes and shapes, all depicting scenes and figures of the Wild West. Featuring images of Native Americans, European settlers, and animals like majestic horses, buffalo, and snakes, the collection seeks to educate visitors about the Old West.

You'll find exhilarating images that represent the rich culture of Native Americans and settlers. The bronze images of animals such as lizards, cougars, and snakes intertwine gracefully with the sculpture garden's desert plants and native grass.

Good to know when visiting McNutt Sculpture Garden

The McNutt Sculpture Garden is found on the campus of the Briscoe Western Art Museum, which houses art and artefacts of life in the Old West. The museum does charge admission, but discounts are available for seniors, students, military, educators, first responders, and others as noted on the website. Paid parking is available in several nearby lots.

While you're here, be sure to check out the famed San Antonio River Walk. You'll find top eats and drinks here, from icons like Hard Rock Cafe to local joints like Bier Garten Riverwalk. For entertainment, there's something for everyone, from arcades and theatre to historic sites and Ripley's attractions.

McNutt Sculpture Garden

Location: 210 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

Open: Thursday–Monday from 10 am to 5 pm (closed Tuesday–Wednesday)

Phone: +1 210-249-4499