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The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
210 225 7363
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As featured in 3 days in San Antonio
Ranked #19 of 190 attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Monuments/ Statues
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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... more » 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. « less
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Iowa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We spent some time in the Alamo and although interesting, it didn't feel like your walking tour flowed very well. Still enjoyed seeing it and learning a little of its history.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

It's a gift shop. What a waste of history. The outside of the structure still had a beauty about it, but the inside was so over developed that they stole its soul.

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New Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I was told how boring the Alamo was; how it wasn't worth the effort, etc. We decided to go anyway--after all, we were in Texas! We were so very glad that we decided to visit. This is a wonderful historical park with exhibits that tell the story of bravery and determination. The inside is quite dark and somber, but that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My son was telling me the history behind the alamo. It was like having own personal tour guide. There is no cost but donations are encouraged.

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suffolk uk
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I didn't really 'feel' this place though I am a history buff and usually enjoy experiencing history through old buildings. How much of it is old though? I got the impression that The Alamo has been partially knocked down, added too etc over the years. It is set amid a motley selection of downtown building and looks dwarfed, It would... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We walked over to The Alamo on Saturday afternoon and found a huge line. We came back on Monday morning. There were still people but nothing compared to the crowd from the weekend. If at all possible, go during the week. It's free but you can pay for an audio tour. We didn't spend the additional money and we still... More

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South Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I learned a lot about the history of Texas visiting this location. I never knew how Texas changed hands before becoming a US state. I really enjoyed the visit

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Springdale, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The Alamo is neat but it's nothing too exciting. It's very historic and the exhibits are nice but I wasn't too impressed with it.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The grounds were nice but once actually inside there wasn't much. I get that its a historical site but if Id made the trip just to go to the Alamo, my family would have been very disappointed. Luckily, because of tripadvisor we went to see the Alamo movie at the Imax first. After seeing the movie that told the story... More

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Marinette, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If you are into history, you will love The Alamo. They do have headsets if you would like to rent one and take a self guided tour. Otherwise, you can take the self-guided tour a read about the displays. Prior to going I did some research and read about The Alamo which saved me some time in not having to... More

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