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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 198 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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Kent, Ohio USA.
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We had visited the Alamo before, and on this trip visited the other 4 Missions. Very interesting historical tour and well worth doing when you are in San Antonio.

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Hampton
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

You may have heard the story of the Alamo, but you don't get the whole story until you visit this gem of Texas history. It is sad that more of the actual site was not preserved. Thanks to the private citizens who saw the value of keeping it for future generations. Truly inspiring.

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South pittsburg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, historical, and cultural. It's easily navigable, but be aware if you step off the path (even if to just get a better photographic perspective) the security guard is ever vigilant. The church is still used for worship and should be respected as such.

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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209 reviews 209 reviews
67 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The missions are all different and easily accessible by hike./bike path or by car. NPS presence is minimal, as per usual in the National Parks these days, but the buildings speak to you without much outside interpretation required.

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Mobile,AL
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158 reviews 158 reviews
48 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I opted to spend more time at Missions Espada & San Juan on one afternoon earlier this month rather than attempting to add on other missions during this visit. The National Park Service(NPS) is doing a great job with both of these missions. We opted to go directly to the small NPS office at each mission where... More

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Tamuning, Mariana Islands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We have visited just the Alamo on previous trips, but decided this time to visit all of them. We started at 10 a.m. at the furthest mission the Espada. The volunteer guide was well read. He went back and forth into Spanish and English and gave great info without going into too much detail for our two teens. The church... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Wow, I have to say that this trip through these missions was well worth it. Several of these building were more in tact than the Alamo for the obvious reasons, the Alamo gets all the attention because of it's history and it deserves it, but I hadn't heard of these before we planned our visit to San Antonio. The Mission... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our children ages 12, 11, and 8 all enjoyed touring the 4 missions included in this "National Park". We did have a bit of trouble finding one because it was not as well marked as we had hoped. However, they are all 4 fairly close together (a short drive away). If you only have time for only one, definitely see... More

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Blanco, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We decided to travel the Mission Road and visit the remaining 4 missions. We have seen the Alamo numerous times, so it wasn't part of this trip. Missions Concepcion, San Jose, & San Juan have been well kept. The churches at all 3 of these missions are still active and have been renovated. Mission Espada was closed the day we... More

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Barnesville, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lots of history and beauty when you visit. Our teen enjoyed it as well and commented on learning something new about missions.

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