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Mission San Juan

9101 Graf Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
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Ranked #42 of 198 attractions in San Antonio
Type: Missions
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: Franciscan Mission established in 1731 and an historical attraction along the Mission Trail in San Antonio.
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Cleburne, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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New York City, New York
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145 reviews 145 reviews
126 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The smallest (I think) of the missions is easy to recognize as the facade of the church is all white rather than tan as in the other missions. The grounds don't have as much to explore as the other missions however the church inside and out is still beautiful as well as the walls that remain. Much less tourists venture... More

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Full of history of San Antonio and of Texas, great reenactments and exhibits to tell you the culture of the area.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We took a trip today and saw all the different missions, they are all unbelievably beautiful. The history around them is just amazing. And the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable! Definitely worth seeing when you're in San Antonio

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San Antonio, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This was a last minute addition to our trip and we were so glad we went. Go to the visitor center first. Watch the free video and take the free guided tour. We started out on our own but abandoned that idea quickly. We learned way more through our tour guide. Then we went back and took the pictures we... More

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81 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is the second to last if you start the mission trail near San Antonio. It is yet another beautiful mission and again a smaller one which does feel more intimate than the larger ones like San Jose. We like the fact that so many of the Missions are active parishes. only The Alamo isn't. We almost didn't head down... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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159 reviews 159 reviews
137 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

If you are driving down the mission trail, first would be the Alamo, then Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, The Espada Aquaduct, and finally Mission Espada. Or the opposite order if you are starting from the south. This one is not as large or as great as the others further North, but I'm still glad I stopped... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Evidently, this mission was the most "self-sustaining" of all the San Antonio missions. We really enjoyed our visit here. I was happy when my family agreed to walk the trail behind the mission with me. It is nice back there and the trail takes you right beside the San Antonio River. Being from Atlanta, we all got a kick out... More

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Manassas va
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148 reviews 148 reviews
69 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Again like the other missions this is a must see while in San. Antonio. It is free but it is is a good idea to pay a small donation. Took about an hour to walk. Great photos. The church is beautiful and is open to the public. There is a trail which I couldnt get anyone in my family to... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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115 reviews 115 reviews
36 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

A MUST SEE WHILE IN SAN ANTONIO! LOCATION: About 10-15 minutes outside of town, depending on your direction ADMISSION: Free (although I'm sure they'd happily accept donations) We stopped for an hour or so on our way to visit some of the missions within San Antonio; including the Alamo. They have 3-4 preserved buildings as well as a BEAUTIFUL church... More

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