San Antonio River Walk Museum Reach

Discover brilliant public art works, historical landmarks, museums, and even a colony Mexican free-tailed bats along this hub of economic and cultural growth.

The Museum Reach includes three miles of pedestrian pathways, multiple water features, and over 70,000 plants. The journey leads you past noted landmarks including the oldest VFW post in Texas, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and Pearl, a culinary and cultural destination at the reimagined historic Pearl brewery.

Cruise the reach on one of San Antonio’s famous river barges. The Lock and Dam complex at Brooklyn Ave raises and lowers barges approximately nine feet to allow travel north to Pearl.

The Museum Reach is alive year-round with unique activities, festivals, and events.

From April to October, a colony of roughly 60,000 Mexican Free-tailed bats reside under the I-35 bridge. Their evening departures are natural spectacle not be missed.

For the month of December, the River Authority illuminates the Museum Reach with The River of Lights. It includes over 100 underwater lights, thousands of LED lights in trees, bridges, light poles, and a 30 foot musical LED light show.

Currently managed by the San Antonio River Authority, the construction of the Museum Reach was funded by the City of San Antonio and Bexar County. The public artwork was funded through private donations raised by the San Antonio River Foundation.

Learn more about the history and the 10th Anniversary of the Museum Reach here.

Be sure to download The River Walk Map to discover more great places along the River Walk ready for you to explore.

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San Antonio River Basin Guide

A collection of parks, trails, and historic destinations throughout the San Antonio River Basin, including Bexar, Wilson, Karnes and Goliad Counties as well as the San Antonio River Walk (Downtown, Museum Reach and Mission Reach).




Stem Density Efforts

Stem Density efforts are still in place but will not directly affect any parks or trails. We apologize for any inconvenience.

San Pedro Creek Culture Park – STREAM

Due to maintenance, the water features for STREAM art piece will be turned off until further notice. The STREAM Microphone area is also closed due to vandalism. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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