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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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Fascinating place

Worth spending some time. Walk the grounds and read the information on 3 1/2 century old Mission. The chapel is still used for weddings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Worth spending some time. Walk the grounds and read the information on 3 1/2 century old Mission. The chapel is still used for weddings.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Worth the easy drive of 8 miles one way to see all of the missions - you can also hike and bike the trails - beautiful grounds and you can go inside the churches and there are visitor centers and free guided tours

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San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I grew up across the San Antonio River from Mission Concepcion in the '60's when the Church was opened to the congregation of Christian/Roman Catholics. We used to play with the wild Peacocks and collect their beautiful feathers for our Mom. It was just an old church to us until the Government made it a National Park. That all stopped... More 

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Tipton, Indiana
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Do the Alamo separately, unless you have the time in one day. The missions are all south of town but worth the drive to see. Start with Mission San Jose and go from there. If it is a hot day....probably most will be :), this can be a tiring journey, especially for older folks. However if you take your time,... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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172 reviews 172 reviews
76 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

After you visit the Alamo, this is a must see. Beautiful! Full of history and gives you an understanding of how life was.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been to San Antonio a couple of times before, but had never heard of or been to the Missions until my trip this year. Wow! I think visiting the Missions should be a must for anyone visiting San Antonio! The churches and the grounds were so beautiful and there was so much history to learn about.

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Toronto
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

After seeing the Alamo, which is understandably focussed on the events of 1836, visiting the other missions really helped us understand the history that led to their construction. The movie at the visitor center was very informative - don't miss it while you are there.

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Big Island, Hawaii
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185 reviews 185 reviews
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171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Great site. Put it on your itinerary. This is a very nicely furbished visitor center. Take time to watch their movie.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Took the mission trail and visited each one. Some where better than others but the look back into the past was wonderful. Great picture opportunities.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The San Jose (and other) Missions are a wonderful addition to the National Historical Park system. They are well preserved/restored and are stunning. The video at the visitors center is well worth the wait to watch.

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