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Mission San Juan

9101 Graf Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
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Ranked #33 of 202 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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San Antonio, Texas
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133 reviews 133 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Cleburne, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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249 reviews 249 reviews
84 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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