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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 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Missions, National Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Biking
Owner description: Historical area that stretches nine miles and contains four important 18th-century missions.
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Type: Historic Sites, Missions, National Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Biking
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Historical area that stretches nine miles and contains four important 18th-century missions.

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Barrie, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We went to 2 of the missions. They are even better than we expected. Very historic buildings and they are in national parks so the grounds are really well maintained. They are still working churches. We just walked around ourselves and we enjoyed our visit. Donations are appreciated.

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USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Had a fun family visit...something different to do in SA without going downtown. Will need to drive between missions, but it's an easy drive. Check it out.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Off the beaten path, but if you have a car it is a great afternoon tour! Go to one, two, or all three but start at the National Park Service facility and take the guided tour. Fascinating and free

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We took the missions route and saw 4 beautifully kept missions. This was an excellent tour of what life was like back in the late 1700.

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

National Park Service has done a good job and the restoration and preservation of these missions. Hastily and poorly built it seems amazing that stone structures were in a state of disrepair only a little more than 100 years after they were built. Much effort has gone into maintaining the historicity of the sites. The film at Mission San Jose... More 

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Ridge, New York
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34 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Visited Mission San Jose and Mission Concepcion. Both of these historic sites are incredible. The stories of it's hierarchy and the reasoning behind their founding is far different than what the term "mission" brings to mind today The NPS does a fantastic job in explaining what life was really like there for our native peoples.

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Lake Forest, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

San Antonio is a great attraction but the Missions National Historic park has to be number two on the list. Very well informed tour guides mad the visit exceptional. Easy access and plenty parking within minutes away.

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Platte City, Missouri, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

There are several missions you can visit close to San Antonio. Mission San Jose has a wonderful visitor's center and is the largest mission. The church and other buildings are well preserved and beautiful. Mission San Juan is much smaller but just as compelling and beautiful to visit. A great break from the hustle and bustle of downtown San Antonio.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

To understand Texas you need to visit the missions. San Jose is my favorite one because you can see how life was lived and truly put yourself in the shoes - or moccasins - of our ancestors. Some of the Indian apartments that encircle the main grounds are open to go in. The ruined Convento is a fantasy land of... More 

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san jose
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I thought it was lovely.. simple, kind of 'small looking' in the area of all the big buildings, not a lot to see.. but worth the walk from the river walk!

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