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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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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Liked all the history related to the missions, the short film. Easy access by public transportation, Do not have to pay for expensive tours.

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Auburn
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Speaking to park personnel getting facts. Was told about famous people visiting and how the mission was established.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

When we arrived at San Jose mission the church was closed for a funeral so we walked around until we came across a map showing where the visitor centre was. As we approached the tannoy announced the 11am tour so we just followed the warden. Tour lasted 50mins and was very informative, painting a picture of life there in the... More

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Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

History is essential in San Antonio and the missions are important to that history. Read from the internet before you go. The ranger tours are great.

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Arlington, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We enjoyed the Mission National Historical Park and the free guided tour(s) offered daily. Our tour guide was informative and kept track of keeping us in the shade on a very hot day! He gave us interesting facts and kept everyone engaged.

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Corpus Christi, Tx
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Visited Concepcion and San Jose Missions. Both beautiful structures shrouded in amazing history and nestled in modern day San Antonio just minutes from the Riverwalk. Took docent tour at San Jose and saw the tour group dwindle with the docent's sarcasm that was a horribly failed attempt at charm. Docent told one lady, she was right about a few things... More

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Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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