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The Alamo

Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210 225 7363
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Ranked #16 of 144 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: The 18th-century mission church where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: The 18th-century mission church where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and 188 others waged their last stand against the Mexican army for Texas independence has become a state symbol. The most famous historical site in Texas, the mission has been restored to its original condition and offers tours, relics of the past, and a gift shop with memorabilia for history enthusiasts.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Wow! I got to see something that I have heard and read about since I was ten years old and I am forty eight now. I got chills when I saw it! It's not very big and it's right in the middle of town. Go there if you are anywhere close or plan a trip to go to San Antonio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We visited between 4:30 and 5:30 on week night in January. The exterior edifice is impressive. It's everything I had hoped it would be. The bricks are oozing with history. Make sure you ask some of the docents questions as they were willing to chat and I learned some interesting things. I was really touched by the thoughtfulness of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Alamo was a primary point on our 8225 mile,22 state vacation. We went to Wounded Knee,Little Big Horn,and many other stops. Since watching Davy Crockett in 1955,to the Texas plains,I just had to go. I hear many people complain that the mission is so small,they have no clue that the Long Barracks,gate house,etc.,were foolishly torn down as the town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place to bring the family and learn a little about history. It's a nice exhibit. We found parking but it can be difficult in the area as it was busy when we visited. This is a great place to spend the day and we had a lot of photo ops outside with our family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It will me much smaller than you might expect, but a lot of things were that way some many years back. Get at least a brief understanding of the history and you will appreciate it even more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Before the visit, I'd only really heard of the name "the alamo". I didn't know what it was or meant. After visiting, I can say that I now know and the entire experience as great. So much history. Texan/mexican/spanish/american all struggling to hang on to this bit of of land over the centuries. Very informative. Definitely visit the alamo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

First time to me visited at San Antonio, Texas. The Alamo is the most place that you should't miss. try it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

They had a great display of period weapons on display when we were there. We had a room just across the street so were able to visit more than once and learned a little more each visit. I didn't like that they look at the building as a shrine and allow no photos inside, nor in the long barracks. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I just love the history of the Alamo and the guided tours. This really is an attraction that is not to be missed when visiting San Antonio. I strongly encourage one to take the Audio Tour ($7). If one does not speak English, then you can also take this tour in Spanish, French, German or Japanese. In addition to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I never get tired of going to see the Alamo. There is so much Texas history to learn about at the Alamo. Don't miss the short video presentation in the Long Barracks. The gift shop has a table-top model of the entire Alamo site, complete with miniature soldiers, cannons, horses and buildings. Don't miss a visit to the Alamo when... More 

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