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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Biking, Walking
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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This park is fascinating and filled with history. The missions are about three miles apart, and a hop on hop off buss will move you around. The story of life from long ago is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This park is fascinating and filled with history. The missions are about three miles apart, and a hop on hop off buss will move you around. The story of life from long ago is a stirring one. Go and enjoy.

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a series of 4 Missions gathered into one park. While in the middle of the 4, San Jose is the main unit, has the most interpretation and can provide information on the other units. Not that they are difficult to find, but you can ask if there is any staff (Mission San Juan and Mission Espada tend to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There are five missions in San Antonio. The most famous is the Alamo. It sits in downtown San Antonio surrounded by tourist traps, a shopping mall and hotels. For this reason it was my least favorite. Go to the mall and see the movie "Alamo" to see the true meaning of this historic building. Mission Concepcion was built in 1731.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Alamo is just one of many missions planted by the Spanish colonials across Texas. Follow the Mission trail and visit them all. They are well maintained and the staff is pleasant and knowledgable. The trail is well marked and starts at the Alamo.

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South Royalton, Vermont
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The drive along the Mission Rd. that winds its way along the San Antonio River is beautiful in and of itself, so add these beautiful Missions, so filled with history and all free, including a guided tour by a ranger at San Jose Mission, and no day in Texas could be better spent.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A series of five beautiful missions built when the Spaniards conquered while they were looking for gold and a way to gain converts for the Catholic Church. The structures were built by Natives. Four are still active parishes. The Alamo, Mission San Antonio de Valero, is not, but it is the most visited site in Texas.

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Dunnellon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved the history of the mission. Very good orientation movie provided in the Welcome Center by the Park Service.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed seeing all the missions and how well they have been kept up. It does help to have a map because we almost missed one of them.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this mission as part or big walk which started off at the Alamo this place which was very impressive and would recommend a look around

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I always begin any visit to a National Park site with the Visitor Center, where you can get a map of the area and talk with the Rangers. There is a small museum and a video which were very informative. We knew we would not have enough time to visit all the missions so we asked the Ranger which he... More 

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Additional Information about San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Address: 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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