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Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210 225 7363
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: The 18th-century mission church where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and 188...
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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Impressive but quick

Very interesting for history or firearms enthusiasts. Get there early before all the bus tours. River walk is close by and best place to eat. Everyone in San Antonia is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Very interesting for history or firearms enthusiasts. Get there early before all the bus tours. River walk is close by and best place to eat. Everyone in San Antonia is extremely friendly, its a nice change from the Northeast

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Alamo many time and still get a feeling of reverence when I enter. Although much of the area that was actually part of the compound was already sold off, etc. prior to the Alamo being saved it is still a great place to visit. There is a lot of history here and the facility and the... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The Alamo is a must see in this city! Less than a 10 minute walk from the Riverwalk. Staff so knowledgeable and passionate about helping people understand the history of this area. There was a 20 minute lecture which was the highlight of our visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

To enjoy Alamo, give yourself at least an hour and a half. I found the historical wall to be more beneficial than the actual exhibits. The courtyard and garden was much nicer than the actual building. There is no cost to enter. It is handicap accessible.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I always saw pictures of the Alamo and assumed that it was huge with a massive field in front of it. Both of those were lies. It is quite small compared to my expectations and the massive field was about the size of a hotel room sq footage wise. If you decide to go, do your homework before you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I really didn’t know what to expect with our visit to the Alamo. Someone told me that it was just a tiny building and there wasn’t much to it but I found it fascinating. There is no charge to visit either the church or the grounds but if you want earphones for a self-guided tour it is $7.00 – a... More 

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Alvarado, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The grounds are beautiful and love the history. There is long lines to see small displays. The bathrooms were out of order when we went in one area. The flags of the states were dusty and had not been cleaned in some time. I was also looking for displays from movies that included Pedro & Inez and those are not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I'm not a history buff, but I really enjoyed seeing the Alamo. Entry is free. There is a cost for the audio tour, but I didn't do that. No photos can be taken inside. It's not very big, so if you are in San Antonio for a day or two, I'd recommend visiting the Alamo to see it at least... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Wow! What an amazing experience! As an adult I really appreciated the history and the experience but my children were too little and just didn't understand. I will definitely bring them back when they are old enough to comprehend what the Alamo stands for and represents.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I was thinking the Alamo would be a lot more then it was. It was still nice to see and take a picture of but not anything to crazy and it is really small.

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