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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 197 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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Taylor, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Not to be missed when in San Antonio. Take your time and soak up the history as you view the displays of artifacts and read the story. Please be respectful and remove your hat as you enter the old mission. This is sacred ground, consecrated by the sacrafice of those who stood fast and fought for their cause so long... More

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White Salmon, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Alamo isn't all that. It provides a wonderful opportunity to look back at a time in the past of America and Texas. Just don't expect rides and excitement. This is more of a shrine or exhibit. The gardens provide a wonderful place to stop and smell the roses so to say. Then when you are hot, hot, hot, you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Did not get to go inside the Alamo but the outside looked beautiful, specially at night. All its surroundings create an ambience of peace.

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Hueytown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This historic place is smack dab in the middle of everything so parking is a nightmare. Glad we stopped. Historically it was good to see, but as a tourist attraction the location is a bit of a bind to get in and out of. We came we saw. Got the picture....it only cost your time and we all have more... More

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I was very impressed with the preservation and the grounds. If you visit don't miss wandering around and checking out the 150 year old oaks. Last time I was here I utilized the library for some research! Unsurpassed. Don't miss it, and tell you kids what it stands for.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I guess I just expected so much more for a National Shrine like this. Admittedly, we didn't spring for the guided tour as it was expensive and I had 5 of us in tow. Very easy to find and a 5 minute walk from anywhere.

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Because of the history associated with it and the legendary names of Davy Crockett, Bowie and Travis you have to go when in San Antonio. But apart from the outside facade there is very little to see. Take your pictures outside and save the entrance fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not too much to do BUT knowing the history and the sheer location makes this a must see. The surrounding shops and restaurants were very authentic.

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Houston, Texas, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you have never been, you will be surprised by the size of it. Take time to read the plaques and look at the statues. Avoid the tourist trap shops across the street.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great place to see for a historical perspective on what early sacrifices were made by some along the way to obtain the greater good for many others. My wife reminded me to take my hat off when entering the Alamo church to show respect to them.

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