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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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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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Hafnarfjörður
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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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Springville, Utah
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a free attraction; and there is much to see on the outside even without going in. However, the full experience requires going into the building. So, don't assume that like many historical sites, it will be open very late. It closes just after 5:00 pm throughout the year, and 7:00 pm in the summer months. Somehow, over the... More

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Denton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It's an escape from the hustle bustle of downtown San Antonio immediately upon entering the cool sanctuary. Tour guides as well as static displays help one understand the mission's significance in Texas and US history. While the sanctuary itself is small, the grounds around it include large gardens, restroom facilities and a gift shop. There's plenty of benches, both inside... More

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Lakewood, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We were surprised to see how really small the Alamo was, meaning the facade. The grounds are beautiful. Lines were pretty long to get in to the main area, you can avoid that by entering the street in the back of the grounds. I didn't like that we couldn't take pictures inside of the church? Not sure what you call... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I couldn't put a number on how many times i've visited The Alamo in my lifetime, but every time I visit here the historical significance is magnified to me, not just to Texas, but to the entire US as a whole. They have preserved the place beautifully (I know much has been renovated over the years, but they've truly maintained... More

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