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The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
210 225 7363
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Ranked #18 of 202 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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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

To learn what it means to fight for freedom and what is right. I saw it by early morning light and after dark. It offers a message for all.

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We went to the Alamo because we had missed it on our last trip through San Diego. They were currently restoring some of the area so some of the area outside was roped off for construction. Beautiful grounds. Absolutely not allowed to have water inside nor are you allowed to take pictures inside - ok - water I can understand,... More

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Morden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I am not a history buff by any means but we were lucky enough to catch a guide just starting a talk which was very interesting and informative in regard to the Alamo and Texas history. Everything was well signposted with information on exhibits plus an information area, tour buses stop right outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

It is a very small area, but there are a lot of shops around it. I thought it would be much bigger when I visited in person.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Awesome that the city and people of San Antonio have kept a piece of the history so well kept. Beautiful garden area and great history lesson all rolled up in one. Something for everyone can be found at the historical Alamo site.

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Brookesmith, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

If you are Texan you must go here. It should be required lol. If you arent you should go here anyway .

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Like the River Walk visiting the Alamo is a must for all San Antonio visitors. Coming here will give you an idea of why Texans are so proud of their state and why Texas is so special... of course only a Texan will fully understand why. Unfortunately only the Mission itself was preserved, but this is a great piece of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

If you are a history buff, The Alamo is the place to go. It is the birth place of Texas's independence from Mexico and it displays a lot of artifacts from the battle that happened there. This is another place I would recommend for anyone visiting the San Antonio area. The River Walk is close by, so there are several... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

There is a lot of reading on plaques to fully take in the history and size of the Alamo. The barracks are the most moving; realizing all the men that died on that final attack. This visit the barracks were closed as they are re-roofing the building. They will re-open in October 2014. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Just gotta see it and go on the tour if you haven't before. One of my friends from NY commented after the tour, "Now I kind of understand why Texans have state pride. Never really got it before."

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