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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 #20 of 198 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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New Orleans
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you come to San Antonio, you have to visit the Alamo. Use the audio tour option to learn so much more about Texas and US history.

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

What can be said, about a place that has significant historic significance in Texas and U.S. History. Go early to avoid the crowds and acquire a bit of appreciation for this historic place.

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

it is odd to find this place in the middle of the town - the museum is nice but obviously small - it is worth visiting because of the history behind it.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised with my visit to the Alamo. This site seems to often be the subject of many jokes and so many people have said "it won't be what you expect." So maybe I had low expectations but I enjoyed walking around and learning more about the history and what it represents. First of all admission is free... More

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Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

After seeing every movie ever made about the Alamo, I finally was able to see it in person. I was thrilled to see that the entire area is treated as a shrine with the respect that it deserves. It really brought history to life.

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Ft. Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Every Texan should visit the Alamo! With free admission, it's a great history lesson. There is a line to get in but it is worth the relatively short wait (30 minutes on a holiday weekend). The self-guided tour can be a quick walk-through or you can spend more time as there are displays throughout. There are no photos allowed inside... More

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Anchorage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was a very nice place and the kids learned a lot of info on the places history. Great pictures from this location. We enjoyed this very much as a family trip!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I'll admit, I didn't know any of the details about the Alamo when I first visited. I know more after my visit now. (what can I say? I didn't grow up anywhere near Texas) Visiting the structure is free, but there was a very long line when I was there on a Saturday in July. And let me tell you... More

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My kids were giving me some of the history that they learned in school while we walked around. It is a must see when in San Antonio.

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South pittsburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The history of this place is something all should be exposed to. The gardens are beautiful and the film is very informative. They have multiple signs inside that say no photography and to keep quiet, which should be respected. The inside of the main building was not pleasant. It is extremely crowded. You don't really get to have time to... More

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