Attractions near San Antonio Riverwalk

San Antonio Museum of Art
This is a very unique art museum. It is housed in the historic Lone Star Brewery, which was built in 1884. After the brewery shut down, the museum moved in after an extensive renovation. It is one of the premier art museums in Texas. It has many impressive collections, including one of the best collections of Latin American artwork in the country. There is also lots of classic Greek and Roman art as well as many painting by European masters.

Southwest School of Art
This well-regarded art school is housed on the grounds of what once was the Ursuline Convent and Academy, the first school for girls in San Antonio. The original buildings date back to 1851, and the historic architecture alone is worth a visit. The Southwest School of Art is also home to many art exhibitions, permanent galleries, an art shop, and a history museum. The school also hosts frequent workshops were people interested in art can learn to create some of their own.

Pearl Brewery Complex
This majestic building was built in 1881 to brew Pearl Beer for the thirsty residents of Old West San Antonio. The brewery churned along production for more than 100 years until it was purchased by Pabst Brewing Company. Pabst move the production of Pearl Beer to another facility, and the Pearl Brewery complex was shuttered in 2001. However, its great location along the Riverwalk made it an ideal candidate for repurposing. It is now open to the public with lots of restaurants, retail stores, and a branch of the Culinary Institute of America.

Arneson River Theatre
This is one of the most unique theatre setups in the world. The open-air theater has the stage on one side of the Riverwalk with the seating on the opposite bank. It has been hosting shows since 1939 and is always one of the most popular stops on a tour of the Riverwalk. The theatre is home to lots of theatrical and dance productions for visitors to enjoy.

Aztec on the River
This popular attraction on the Riverwalk is the only surviving example of exotic-themed movie theaters left in the country. As such, it has found a place on the National Registry of Historic Places. It originally opened in 1926 and was closed due to slowing patronage in 1989. It was refurbished and opened as a concert house in 2009.