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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 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Cultural
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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 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 November 26, 2014 NEW

not just a part of texas history but a part of american history and a source of pride for us texans. you can almost feel the history as you walk the manicured grounds... there are several fascinating museum pieces and exhibits but by far the most interesting is the mini replica of the battle itself.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I must admit, I have not been inside the alamo since I was a child. I have always only hung out out front to take pictures of it, but this time I decided to take my relative who was visiting from Los Angeles inside the building. It is absolutely amazing! The tour guides really have Texas pride, and give great... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I slipped out of an early morning session of the conference I was at to take in the Alamo. It was still closed when I arrived, the sun was just peaking out. I had the place virtually to myself, there was me and one other photographer and a national park officer. I didn't get the true experience, but just walking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Lots of history here and a peek into the past of what San Antonio was like before it became a big city. The park behind the Alamo is free admission and is a natural beauty.You enter just to the right side of the Alamo) Can easily imagine the entire area looking like this park. Great place for photos. As for... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have to go there because everyone remembers the Alamo. I wasn't super impressed, as there wasn't much to see inside or on the grounds. It was very small and very old. The tour didn't teach me anything I didn't already know. It's a must see if you're visiting San Antonio for the first time but it's not a place I'd... More

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Strathmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place has lots of interesting things to do. They have done a great job of showing the public the history.

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KERRVILLE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Unless you're a Texan by birth, this place might not strike a responsive chord. The crowds are huge and finding a parking place is really difficult since the location is in the heart of the city.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Went to San Antonio a few summers ago, it had always been a place i wanted to visit being a John Wayne fan. It was far more than I expected and was a far cry from a ruin of buildings in a desert. It was in the centre of one of the most picturesque cities in the US, if not... More

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New London, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Everyone know about the event, everyone knows it happened in San Antonio, but I certainly didn't know about the actual location and its size and position. Incredible!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Most interesting and inspiring place. Definitely worth researching a little before visiting. We expected a huge fort, it's not. However, that does not detract one bit from the place. Also, you can go at your own pace which is nice. Recommend the rental head set.

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