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Mission San Juan

9101 Graf Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
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Ranked #30 of 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Missions, Cultural
Activities: Biking, Hiking
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Owner description: Franciscan Mission established in 1731 and an historical attraction along the Mission Trail in San Antonio.

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Mobile, Alabama
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176 reviews 176 reviews
124 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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New York City, New York
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189 reviews 189 reviews
165 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
26 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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tampa
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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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