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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 #19 of 190 attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Wallingford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Last time I was in San Antonio the Alamo was closed for renovations. So glad I got to see it this time. Also was nice that my kids had just finished this chapter in their history books. It is free. The 15 minute movie was definitely worth watching. Very interesting place

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Of historical importance to Texas history. A must see, if only in passing. Probably not terribly interesting for younger kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

San Antonio has a lot of history...you must take a selfie w The Alamo...it's a must see and should be on the top of your list along w seeing the Tower of Americas which was built in 1968 for the World's Fair. Look for groupons for that. The Trolly is an inexpensive way to get around....only suggestions I have visiting... More

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Durham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A walk through the history of Texas and the struggles and victories that made it such a great place to settle down. A proud people.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I was all excited about the Alamo until I saw it. It is actually the 3rd rebuild of the Alamo...complete with gift stores all around...in the middle of the city.

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Very interesting and historic. Strange how it is in the middle of downtown, with Ripley's right accross the streetl. I could have spent much more time, if I was able to read and check out everything, but kids aren't that patient. FREE! Check it out.

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Cleveland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Many people not native to texas don't understand just why we love the Alamo so much. Yes we lost that battle to Mexico but the men here gave their lives to give sam Houston time to get his army together! It was a sacrifice for the freedom of texas. This place is will always be dear to me as I'm... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Few know the history behind the Alamo and even fewer know the importance. Names like Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, James Bowie, William B. Travis are just a few of the real life heroes of the Alamo. It is a free attraction. It is smaller in person than one imagines, however, it is filled with interesting artifacts and history. There are... More

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Windsor, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Everyone owes it to themselves to travel to the Alamo. You'll enjoy the pride shown by San Antonio in this historical building. The admission price is free, but we purchased the "self tour" with handsets. I liked this more than my husband since he found it hard to hear (since he is hard of hearing.) There was a lot of... More

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Of course one should go, it's free. I would have paid to enter. It is part of San Antonio history. The building was small. Hard to imagine a battle there. The info from the people inside was great. There is a gift shop, and the Alamo staff take your picture and you can buy it in the gift shop. The... More

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