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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

2202 Roosevelt Ave., San Antonio, TX 78210
210-932-1001
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Ranked #3 of 202 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Missions, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, National Parks, Trails, Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking, Biking, Walking
Description: Historical area that stretches nine miles and contains four important 18th-century missions.
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Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There are 4 missions, each a few miles apart. Google maps gps found them all easily. These missions are well maintained with a nice visitor center at mission san jose. There is a 20 minute movie that plays on the 1/2 hour. The church there is lovely and behind it you can see the aquaduct and mill. Mission Espada is... More

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Nice scenic tour of the missions if follow the map closely--signs between missions are severely lacking and uninformative as to where to turn. The missions themselves are well maintained and quite interesting. Guided ranger tour at one (I forgot which) was really good and the ranger fielded questions patiently and for a substantial length of time. I was impressed!

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The mission tour is a must on your San Antonio list of sites to see. Don't miss the narrative film in the visitors center. Very educational.

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Walton, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A great park to spend the day covering. And better yet, it's free.. : )) we enjoyed the experience, and learned so much about the area, and the history of south texas.. Excellent

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Found this to be an amazing place very impressive and moving area disliked nothing. Must to do and see

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The only disappointment was that the long barracks is being renovated so we did not get to see it in full. Other than that the place was great. We found a Scotland flag and asked about it. Seems there were Scots Irish English Germans And Danish all fighting there too. You would not know you are in the middle of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Make sure to take a Ranger led tour through Mission San Jose. You will learn so much by doing this, it is well worth your trip!

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Slidell, LA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great Catholic history. Also a history on the original habitants of the area. Original old churches.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Really enjoyed visiting the missions in San Antonio.. Really enjoyed learning the history. A must visit when you are here.

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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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60 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had done the Alamo and the other four missions several years ago but decided to take in a couple on this trip. We went to San Jose and Concepcion and the parks and mission are well maintained and even more improved. The neighborhoods are a little sketchy but still very worth it for history and architecture fans as well... More

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