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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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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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Very nice visiting a few of these gorgeous historic missions. They were all so historical and such a cool thing to see. Loved exploring these.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very nice visiting a few of these gorgeous historic missions. They were all so historical and such a cool thing to see. Loved exploring these.

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Converse, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The areas around the missions, with the exception of the Alamo, are very peaceful and relaxing. Easy to find and explore. Great way to see some of the history of the area!

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visitors need to see all the missions as they are easily within a few miles of each other...not just visit the Alamo which is one of the missions. Try to visit during a Spanish Mass with music.

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Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Was hoping for more but after all it is the Alamo. The info was good..keep it as a free attraction for all yo have the opportunity to visit

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It's amazing to see the remains of the missions are still up and about. The ranger mentioned to me on one of my tours that there were 6 missions, but it never came to be. So 5 missions still exist, one of which is The Alamo, which is not 1 of the 4 other missions that still act as an... More 

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

There are 4 missions in this park. In geographic order from north (upstream of the San Antonio River) to south (downstream) the missions are located as follows: Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada. The Espada Aqueduct, also part of the Park, is due east of Mission San Juan, across the river. The fifth (and best... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The missions of San Antonio were created as outposts by the Spanish monks as a central place of worship and teaching for the converting of native tribes to catholicism. They do not look like the missions you sometimes see in the movies or TV that are in California. There are 5 missions. The Alamo is the best known and San... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I was in San Antonio when they were deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Such a great experience and more than I ever thought they would be. My favorite was Concepción.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

My mom and I drove the Mission Trail, and had a wonderful morning. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to fully experience each mission, as we had a flight to catch. We spent 2 hours visiting the 4 missions south of the Alamo, as we had been there on a previous day. There is no admission cost for the missions,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

To really understand the history of the San Antonio area you must see the mission trail part of the Missions National Park. We drove from the Alamo south along the San Antonio River. Seeing the original missions and their walls, how so long ago the area was settled. We will do this drive again because there is so much to... More 

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Additional Information about San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Address: 2202 Roosevelt Ave., San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone Number: 210-932-1001
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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