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The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
210 225 7363
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Ranked #18 of 202 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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Highland Park, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Husband and I had gone to the 4 active missions in San Antonio earlier in the day. We knew that, although the Alamo was once a mission, it was now a museum (unlike the other missions, which are active churches). We understood it was not run by the San Antonio Parks Dep't but, instead, a private foundation (Daughters of the... More

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We arrived shortly before 3 p.m. and went to the window to rent an audio guide. We were told there were no audio guides available but a guided tour was just about to start that we could join for $10 per person. Much to our good fortune we had Jesús for our guide. He was so knowledgeable and kept us... More

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OK2234
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

There were some artifacts to see, but there is little left to the original Alamo. When we were there, the section with the museum was closed for repair, and will remain closed until at least Mid October of 2014. The grounds behind the shrine were nice, and had some bench seating in the shade.

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Austin, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I first visited the Alamo on a family vacation when I was 8 and decided that while I was in town I would stop by and see it again. Although the summer tourist season has ended, it was still pretty crowded. That diminished the actual viewing of the Alamo itself as it felt as though I were in a herd... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Part of history. See were men fought and died for freedom, Flags representing what states or country the men who died there were from and how many,

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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A very interesting place from an historical perspective. An audio tour is offered, which we took, and this is a good idea as well as being pretty cheap. The buildings are well maintained and there are many interesting artifacts.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It is a very interesting place. Everyone who has ever taken American history knows about the Alamo. I was a little disappointed as I had expected to see a wall surrounding the mission. Unfortunately the city enclosed around the mission itself. It is surrounded by tourist attractions. I understand the city is trying to reclaim some of the area and... More

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Montigny-le-Tilleul, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The entry is free, the place is nice and full of history. If you pass by San Antonio, this is the place to visit after the river walk. Don't miss it. Pay also a visit to the nice gift shop in the fort Alamo.

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I advise everyone to brush up on the history of The Alamo before their visit. The night before our visit I read about the siege, and what the doomed Texians endured before General Santa Anna absolutely slaughtered them. This knowledge was KEY in being able to understand the reverence that the people hold for the site. It allowed for me... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Great Historic Site,,,,very solemn when you think of the history. Kind of a shame that roads and shops are built right up tp it,,,,,the city should of thought better than building on the Alamo defender's grave site where their bodies were left

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