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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 204 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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Arvada, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Great history, well maintained structures, love seeing the missions still in use and being restored. The volunteers are also very informative

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Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed exploring the missions. The architecture is beautiful. They are hidden gems that you must see when in San Antonio.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Easy route to drive and four or so missions and an aquaduct to visit. Surprised at the age of the buildings.

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Fun and interesting. Easy to follow directions to get to all 5 Missions. Enjoyed walking through and learning more about this part of Tx History.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I loved spending the morniing on the Mission Trail. I really loved how the history is presented giving me a reall "feel" for how the city came to be. The missions are beautiful and it was very informative.

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Cypress, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend the missions tours, beautiful places of historical significance. I recommend using the pass for the trolley or bus tour to take you to all the locations and you can get on an off as you wish.

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Winnipeg,Manitoba
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Very well maintained and informative. The interpretive display on the day in the life of is very well done and gives you a glimpse into that time.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The missions were interesting. Walk around the grounds for a view of what life was life back then. Take in the film for background. There are docent lead walking tours. The 4 outside of downtown are peaceful compared to the Alamo.

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Temecula, California
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

First visit the visitor center at Mission San Jose. Watch the free movie and look at the museum and then take a free guided tour of Mission San Jose. We got alot of good history from the movie to the tour guide. The earlier you go in the day it is less crowded.

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Chardon
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Visited 2 of the Missions before we toured the Alamo, was recommended by others. It amazing that these places are still standing after all the time. It is a sad testament to what the Missionaries did to the Native Americans when they needed help from the Spanish and diseases brought to them from the Europeans. Learned a lot,but also saw... More

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