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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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College Station, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Alamo speaks for itself, but for those who do not know the emotional power that this mission has for Texans, let me just say that the quiet reverence one feels holds you under its spell. The big city buildings around it do not dwarf its significance in Texas history and if you miss visiting it while you are in... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Get there early as the queues get really long. Look around the garden and met an interesting curator with some great exhibits (muskets, knives, bullets) and had lots of stories. Inside the Alamo is full of fascinating facts. On the half hour there was a talk on the last days of the Alamo which again was very informative - you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I was impressed by the history Alamo has, we visited in early August. you have to watch movie when you go to Alamo, its free but you have to line up. Museum is beautiful with collection of items; gift shops is also reasonable as all collections goes to charity, which restore Alamo.

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Stavanger, Norway
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26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The historic location of The Alamo was full of tourists that did not respect the sacred grounds under their feet. The exhibitions are very informative and layed out. Truly a unique experience not to be missed. The knowledgeable volunteers are there to answer any questions, so make sure you talk to them.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Amazing restoration of an iconic part of history. The number of tourists visiting on the day we were there made it difficult to stroll around the inside of the Alamo and enjoy the experience

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was quite disappointing. For a building held in such high regard in Texas this doesn't really have very good signage or information and is a bit of a let down.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Walk around outside - that's interesting, but somewhat sad because you can't really get any sense of what it was like with wide views of the plains before San Antonio was built up on all sides of it. Inside, the exhibits were underwhelming and the store/gift shop beyond tacky. Here's hoping they can rethink interpretation with Phil Collins recent donation... More

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Ottawa, Ontario
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Disney ruined it for me. A disappointing attraction. Luckily I visited as part of a business trip. I would not have been happy if I had actually gone to the city just to visit the alamo.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I knew the history of the Alamo, but I was a little surprised by its beauty, when I finally visited. The inside isn't for everyone. It's a sacred ground, so you must whisper to speak, and there's no photography. But what I was most impressed by is the beauty of the grounds around it. Absolutely historic and beautiful!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Walking around the Alamo was interesting but there was not much to really see and the kids were bored with it. Nice that the Riverwalk was right across the street.

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