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Mission San Juan

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Address: 9101 Graf Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
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Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: Franciscan Mission established in 1731 and an historical attraction along...
Franciscan Mission established in 1731 and an historical attraction along the Mission Trail in San Antonio.
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"Small Beauty"

Very small. Yet, very beautiful. This was the last one we stopped at and enjoyed it very much. Being smaller, you can cover the grounds in less time. It's nice to just savor what... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
judy177
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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197 reviews 197 reviews
92 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Very small. Yet, very beautiful. This was the last one we stopped at and enjoyed it very much. Being smaller, you can cover the grounds in less time. It's nice to just savor what you are seeing.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Before exploring the Mission, go to the Visitor Centre for information on all the Missions. There is also a souvenir shop as well as restrooms there. Take time to admire the old, sprawling Mesquite tree on the way to San Juan. At the Mission itself, there are restored rooms where the soldiers slept; the restored Native Living Quarters, the present-day... More 

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San Marcos, California
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293 reviews 293 reviews
92 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The grounds are peaceful and pretty. The Mission San Juan was one of the better restored missions on the Mission Trail. All are worth seeing.

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Odenton, Maryland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The introductory movie in the national park building was outstanding and presented the exciting picture of life in the 1700's in this part of Texas. Nice gift shop and tours of the mission. You come away with a my better understanding of life during this time in this part of the world. We've been to San Antonio before, but missed... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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242 reviews 242 reviews
49 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

For a little Texas history and an inexpensive morning of sightseeing, this is a great place to take visitors. It's easy to get to and has its own kind of Texas beauty. We went there on a stormy Spring morning with some family that was in for a few days. The nice thing about visiting any of the Missions is... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

San Antonio has a great collection of historical parks and this is just one of them, bike to them from the riverwalk or just drive out and visit this beautiful architectural site.

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West Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

While this mission is less preserved than some of the others, we enjoyed exploring the grounds and the church. We rode bikes from the bike sharing program and had a great ride along the nearby Riverwalk.

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Dayton, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Mission San Juan is the second stop on the mission bike tour if you take it south to north. We enjoyed seeing the front gate at San Juan. Some of the outer gates are still remaining. A lot of it has been restored, but overall it is still worth seeing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Another of the smaller missions. Wont take to long to walk through. Has some nice history. The volunteer was very nice and informative.

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Oksboel, Denmark
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170 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

San Juan is one the San Antonio Missions along the river. We have visited them all, and it has been a big experience. The Missions tells important history. San Juan is small, but don't miss it. I can rocommend a visit

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