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The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
210 225 7363
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Ranked #18 of 204 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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Coralville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We even found a distant relative was there during the fight for the Alamo.......the grounds were beautiful, also. That was something we really didn't expect. We had been told you just go, look at the front, and there is nothing else to see. Boy, were those people wrong! We spent 2 hours going through it!

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Leduc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Very well done memorial to the fallen, seems as if they won though! Also free entry, can't beat that.

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Temecula, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The Alamo itself is small as you are viewing just one building as the other part of the Alamo is fone and is now the streets and shops surrounding the Alamo. Visit the Alamo for its historic story but viewing the Alamo takes 2 hours at the max.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

If in Texas, must see the Alamo. A little disappointing. But glad we went to see it. It's a shame that it is all built up around the foot print of the true fort.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Only worth a 30 minute visit. Getting past the photographer and queuing groups at the entrance was a nuisance. There was a great shortage of information of the historic significance of the site. The gift shop was doing a booming trade selling tacky goods. The grounds at the rear were very nice and the surrounding area was good.

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Calgary, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The Alamo was of particular interest to us because of its relationship to Mexican history and was a look at a different perspective of this point in history. I found it very hard to visualize what this site was like and how events unfolded so we took a guided battlefield tour for $10 per person. Other tours are also available... More

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Greenbank, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the Alamo. Unfortunately part of it was closed for refurbishing. It is interesting how small the Alamo building is. The area surrounding is nicely kept and full of history.

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Chardon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

All the talk about the Alamo! It is okay, the other Missions have more to offer as far as the Churches. This does have a few points of interest, but does not give the history like the other Missions do. In the gift shop, there is a cool display of what it could have looked like with little figures of... More

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Chicago, IL
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I read reviews prior to getting to the Alamo. A lot of people said it was no big deal, and I understand what they mean because it is not a big giant building or anything. Most of it is gone. However, the tour explains everything very well and it is worth every penny. We had a one hour tour with... More

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Muleshoe, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

As a native Texas, I try to make to the Alamo whenever I visit San Antonio, which is not often. I visit to pay homage and to honor those who sacrificed so much in order that Texas gained her independence. It is a short tour. The front of the mission and the large live oaks on the grounds allow for... More

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