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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 201 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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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We've been twice. Both in late summer and the temp in San Antonio is hot so be ready. However, the Alamo is what San Antonio is all about and some folks may argue, it's what Texas is all about. We took our 9 year old and while we were in the line to get in I got her ready by... More

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Castlemore, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We loved visiting the Alamo and going back in time and discovering how Texas came to be a state. Definitely see the Alamo movie across the road before visiting the Alamo so you have some background and history. We are not Americans so we didn't learn the history in school. The site has good gardens and lots of items preserved... More

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Nassau Bay, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

If you're in San Antonio, you must visit the alamo. It's best to go early before it gets too hot or too crowded. If you don't have small children, buying the guided audio tour is great. With kids, it's a bit harder to listen to all the descriptions. The short movie is good too.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of the original buildings that still survive. There is a large amount of information pertaining to the battle and some of the individual defenders. Unfortunately the Long Barracks was closed for renovation so we were unable to visit that area. One of the most interesting pieces was the extensive diorama of the battle... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I have always loved history and was very pleased. The Alamo is small in size but rich in history, I knew there were defenders from Texas, but did not know that some were Mexican, some from Tennessee, New York, Georgia, Missouri, and many other states.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Alamo was interesting but actually a lot smaller than we thought. The history is very well depicted in the Long Barracks and the site is well maintained. Not too easy to walk through with young kids as they want rather to climb the trees or watch fish.

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Conroe, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We so enjoyed our visit to The Alamo! I especially enjoyed to tribute to each individual who was recognized for their sacrifice. My husband, being from Tennessee (the volunteer state), experienced a strong sense of reverence for those from his home state who made the ultimate sacrifice. Will go back again when visiting SA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I had always heard about the Alamo but I now have a newfound, enlightened understanding of exactly why the Alamo is of such important historical significance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

If you have NEVER been to the Alamo, go see the short IMAX film at the Rivercenter Mall AMC-right across the street. You will appreciate the Alamo vist that much more!

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Wading River, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure why folks wouldn't rate this a five. It truly is a part of our history. Went at the end of the day when the crowds were thinning out a bit. It's actually cool inside ... which I liked :)

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