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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

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Address: 2202 Roosevelt Ave., San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone Number: 210-932-1001
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Biking
Description: Historical area that stretches nine miles and contains four important...
Historical area that stretches nine miles and contains four important 18th-century missions.
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a walk down memory lane

On my way back to Houston on a Friday morning, after a spring break visit with family in San Antonio, I decided on a detour down memory lane. Decades ago as a young girl, my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

On my way back to Houston on a Friday morning, after a spring break visit with family in San Antonio, I decided on a detour down memory lane. Decades ago as a young girl, my father took us to these four less well known San Antonio missions, located 'down river' from their famous sister, The Alamo. Well off the beaten... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had a blast visiting the San Antonio Missions....Being from El Paso, I already had an idea what to expect that I would see but the tour guide really made it interesting and gave some great information! Leave yourself a couple of hours for each Mission....it's a lot to take in! And, it's National Park so it was free....

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Five missions make up the Park. Stop at the Visitors' Center at Mission San Jose for a map that sets out the trail of all five missions. We took a guided tour at San Jose. Our guide was a National Park employee with enough enthusiam for the entire group. She did an excellent job of explaining San Jose, the mission... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

You will be blown away by the history and the trails that connect all of the missions! I encourage everyone to pack a picnic and spend the day immersing yourself in the history of it. The missions all still have Sunday mass as well, which is an interesting thing to see with a mariachi band. Bathrooms and amenities can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Even though when we visited all the missions it was freezing it was still a wonderful journey! All the missions were beautifully maintained and historically interesting. We plan on doing the missions bike trail once it warms up as the aqueduct would be the perfect place for a picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We loved visiting the missions, I only wish we had realized that we could have rented bikes and ridden the trail. Oh well, that's on the list for next time! Be sure you explore the grounds as well as the buildings. They're beautiful!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

These 1700 era missions are one of a kind. They are photography heaven, they are very historic and important to this whole region of Texas, and they present an inviting and interesting look at a time almost 300 years ago. Very much worth a visit. We especially enjoyed Mission San Jose but each has some special virtues. This free attraction... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great places to visit, see history, and experience life of the missions of the 1700's. Great art, arhictecture, peaceful setting, beautiful grounds, history alive!

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Love the history associated with the missions. and there was lots of signage explaining what you are looking at and how times were back in the day.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is just one of the beautiful missions in San Antonio. And is very nice is you like the Historic missions of San Antonio. I try to go to each monthly. It just give such a great and uniqe feel every time you walk into one. And mission will not be a disappointment, and should be a must see on... More 

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