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Mission San Juan

Address: 9101 Graf Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
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Ranked #28 of 143 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Owner description: Franciscan Mission established in 1731 and an historical attraction along the Mission Trail in San...
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Type: Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Owner description: Franciscan Mission established in 1731 and an historical attraction along the Mission Trail in San Antonio.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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288 reviews 288 reviews
123 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

One of the smaller missions, but this is my favorite. It has its own unique look/design and really appealed to me.

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Phoenix
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was the smallest and least impressive, but the white church was nice. Also the trails behind the mission should not be missed.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

peaceful and relaxing.....love listening to the church bells on sunday...very clean, well kept area....just long drive to get there

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Mobile, Alabama
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238 reviews 238 reviews
160 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was the third mission I visited on the list, and it is the 3rd best of the missions in my opinion. It is a must see if you are a history enthusiastic person though because it is indeed a very different mission than the other two I visited prior. The bell tower is a very pretty sight

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Gainesville, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It felt a little out of the way, and it was a very stark landscape in the winter. But the white church and preserved bells were beautiful, and it was a nice place to walk around and stop to smell the flowers. It would probably be better to just bike it, and stop briefly, vs. driving all the way out... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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186 reviews 186 reviews
29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The mission itself had a facelift in 2012 but it is still breathtaking to see how life was 125 years ago in a time when there was disease and Apaches/Comanches to fear. The mission trail is a must-do and if the weather is nice, bike it!!

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The missions are, to me, a must see if you're visiting the San Antonio area. The history of the missions and the beauty of the old chapels are truly awe inspiring.

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Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Ranger, al red headed lady that for the life of me I cannot remember her name, was quite entertaining. She brought it to life for two teenage boys.

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San Antonio, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I really enjoy this beautiful historic Mission located in Southern San Antonio. It's one of the smaller Missions in the San Antonio area and seems to receive fewer visitors than some of the other Missions. The beautiful grounds are easy to walk around in a short time but it's worth a visit...take a camera! Mission San Juan looks to be... More 

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Burleson, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This mission is not as big as San Jose; only 200 souls lived here according to the historical information scattered around. Very simple, white church, restrooms and water on site. The church was closed when we went; there was piano,organ music coming out from a speaker nearby which I found creepy. Easy to walk,not much to see. One of the... More 

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