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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
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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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A must see for anyone whether you are from Texas or not and a history buff or not. We walk the grounds and building every time we visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Vernon, Vermont
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting the Alamo has been on my bucket list since I was a child. I was in San Antonio for Air Force graduation and we went downtown afterwards. The site is impressive, but I was disappointed that NO photography is allowed inside the Alamo building itself, because the building is considered a shrine. I understand that flashes can degrade artifacts... More 

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Bellevue, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see for anyone whether you are from Texas or not and a history buff or not. We walk the grounds and building every time we visit.

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Thank jmj_05
Sayville, New York
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I spent part of an afternoon here. I took the one hour tour which really tells what happened here. Even if you don't take the tour, go it is well worth a visit.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty much anyone we've heard who has been to The Alamo said it was neat, but small. That's pretty much what we felt as well. What they have there is very interesting, but it only takes about and hour or so to go through. It's the most famous mission in San Antonio, and for good reason, but I've heard some... More 

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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are a history buff its very interesting. Otherwise, be prepared for lots of reading or listen to a guided tour. Every traveler has different likes and dislikes. I was surprised that it was smack in the middle of town! But when civilization grows up around landmarks that is what happens :) I was disappointed with fighting against a... More 

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Thank k9hannibal
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Alamo is a must see for visitors and residents alike. The grounds are well maintained and located in central San Antonio. The Long Barracks contained well thought out exhibits from the time period of the battle. The main mission building is a revered building. Keep in mind visitors are expected to be respectful of the building and grounds at... More 

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Thank lbhorton1953
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed exploring the Alamo. Such interesting stories of the Alamo were given as you explored the area. A must see for sure!

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Laramie, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As far as seeing the place, its not that big of a deal. It is free, but it takes at most 10 minutes to see it. When I was a child, I did not think much of it, and I still don't.

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Thank ScttLee
Texas
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like history you should stop by. The employees are very helpful. It's right near all the "downtown" entertainment spots.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must stop by when in San Antonio, educational displays, does not take a lot of time to see. Plenty of photo ops.

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