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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 #18 of 202 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This is more of a shrine than a museum. There are some historical buildings, a gift shop and some placards that tell the history of Texas and The Alamo. It is free admission. You must go.

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Blenheim, NZ
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165 reviews 165 reviews
43 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Firstly - I'm not meaning to be disrespectful to the people of Texas or the US, and I understand its siginifcance. I'm just not sure what we missed! The museum was closed for rennovations and so there were no audio tours. By the sounds of other reviews we had a good run in the line - no waiting. But the... More

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Mount Holly, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Before we visited the Alamo, we saw a movie about the Alamo at the IMAX theater which turned out to be interesting and helpful. I thought it would be a lot bigger than it actually was.

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I didn't really want to go. The line was too long. I've been to S.A. many times and have never actually gone INSIDE The Alamo until my last trip. Once in line, it goes fast. Now.... once you're inside.... there isn't a lot to see inside the building. The grounds are fairly big, but the inside was kind of a... More

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Hurst, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Alamo is a great place to visit but needs to keep longer hours. By the time I took my sister-in-law on a tour of the city and the Riverwalk area the Alamo was getting ready to close (5pm) I never got to take her through it. She did enjoy the outside of it and the beautiful monument to those... More

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Bristol, pennsylvania
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit to The Alamo. My husband had never been there and since we were in the San Antonio area I thought it would be nice for him to see it. Yes, it's much smaller than people think it is. but this shrine to a huge turning point in our country's history makes it a must-do if... More

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Liberty Hill, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Your on Holy Ground here proceed with reverence. A TEXAS Icon. Free to the public, a little piece of freedom.

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Louisiana
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped to listen a bit to the tour guide, only to hear tales of all the ghosts that are frequently "sighted" in and around the old mission. Without all the tourists and shoppers, it was a very nice walk about.

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Farmers Branch, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a pretty interesting place if you're into Texas history at all. Although, it seems alot smaller than what I would have thought. If you go once, that's probably all you need.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

They are currently under construction but The Alamo is a place you must visit if you come to San Antonio!

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