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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210 225 7363
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: The 18th-century mission church where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and 188...
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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You're in San Antonio- don't miss it!

Get the audio guide, catch the docent's talk in the Calvary Courtyard and inside the shrine and see the short movie in the theatre in the Long Barracks as the printed handout... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Get the audio guide, catch the docent's talk in the Calvary Courtyard and inside the shrine and see the short movie in the theatre in the Long Barracks as the printed handout doesn't cover much information. The gift shop is great- the merchandise is high quality and varied, and there are a very good variety of books. The docent we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit for families visiting San Antonio. It is very historical and a great monument. Some people think it is small but back during The Texas Revolution it stretched for a couple city street blocks. This is a must see if visiting San Antonio.

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Lillington, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

For those who love US/New World history, the Alamo is a must see. While much of the original Alamo is gone, the main attractions are worth the visit. The 15-minute video history is well done. The museum is particularly well done, in my opinion. Of course, there's a gift shop, but proceeds go to the upkeep of the shrine. I've... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Free to get in. History guides and wands used for tours. But very busy on weekends. Closes at 5 or 5:30 pm.

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San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If ever in San Antonio, the Alamo is a must see. The history of Texas is in downtown San Antonio. Smaller than you would expect but go see it.

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Gooding, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was my first trip to Texas and I couldn't go home without visiting The Alamo. I was not disappointed. The rich history is well worth the short time in line (Memorial Day weekend). It is free so if you are into history and in San Antonio please stop in and visit this amazing place.

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Sarasota, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Ecxellent visit,very well kept,history at it's most,very important site,highly recommended,close to everything,many hotels and restaurants near by

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The iconic landmark everybody should see at least once. The place where the legendary Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie met their fate along with 180 some other brave souls who chose to stand and fight against overwhelming odds. One of the main reasons Texas is what it is today. And man, could William Barrett Travis write a great letter. Make... More 

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Richmond, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Alamo, just the name should make you feel respectful. Such a battle took place on these very grounds. American Legends lost their lives there. It can be crowded, but the crowds disappear when you are listening to the self guided tour. The remains of the people who died were burned, but ashes were interned at the San Fernando Cathedral.

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you love history, this is a "don't miss" highlight to see. Well worth your time. There is no admission charged, but they do request donations to help with upkeep.

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