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The Alamo

Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210 225 7363
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Ranked #16 of 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: The 18th-century mission church where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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.
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South Padre Island, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

How anyone can visit the Alamo and not feel the history is beyond me. Maybe it's living in Texas that makes this & the San Jacinto Monument so special to me, but the history & artifacts makes it all come to life. So many died so I can live here. Especially beautiful place to take pictures of at night.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

An important part of Texan and American cultural and historical character and heritage. Worth seeing. Consider the history.

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

When it comes to Texas history, this is ground zero. Of course, that assumes you are taking into account the remarkable history of native tribes that lived here long before the Spanish and other Europeans arrived. Everything that came after is documented and came to a head in 1836 with a series of battles that ended in the victory at... More 

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Florida
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

How can anyone visit San Antonio and not visit The Alamo? The history about this place is amazing. So stop by and see where it happened.

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Portland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This museum is interesting and the story is told very well. The guides are helpful and share interesting tidbits of information if asked.

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Philadelphia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We do not usually take guided tours of sites but we took the guided tour of the Alamo. It made all of the difference. To learn the actual story combined with the site itself made this an astounding and memorable day. I strongly recommend the actual live tour. It's also impressive to stop by at night

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Newtown PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

What more can you say about the iconic Alamo. It is a fabulous site and it is laid out in a way that tells a story. Allow 2 to 3 hours to go thru it. Well worth it.

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Island Lake, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful to photograph if you can manage to get a shot without a dozen or more other tourists in the way. Doesn't help that they set up a kiosk and professional photographer (who stops everyone at the door for a photo that they'll sell to you inside) right smack in front of the place to ruin any shots that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

You can't come to San Antonio without visiting the Alamo. It is a piece of Americas struggle for freedom and expansion. Standing at the Alamo you can sense the past and see into the future. It is beautiful and informative, I learn something every time I go

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Ramer, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Read about the Alamo all my life; this was my first visit. If you enjoy history you will really enjoy walking back in time here. The trees and gardens are beautiful. Did not stay as long as intended because of extreme heat; but well worth it.

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