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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 #5 of 190 attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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tampa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Loved all of the missions with the exception of the Alamo. It was way too busy, line was too long to really see nothing and basically what they have torn down. All the other missions were fantastic you could get out of the car you could do an audio tour, bicycling..

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

These missions are not to be missed. Very interesting historical attractions. Beautiful still active churches and amazing architecture.

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San Antonio, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

As a local, I frequently go to the Missions National Historical Park. The church and ground are very serene and peaceful. The park office has great information about the mission trail and it's history.

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Took old friends who live in Tx, and had been to Alamo, but not to the other Missions. They were just blown away. You don't understand the Alamo until you see some of the other missions. AND they are all so different. They are all still being used as parish churches, weddings, funerals, etc.

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Los Angeles, California
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255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

These are free. I know, hard to believe something that's such a treasure is free. Plan a day to really see them all. Begin at San Jose for the visitor Center, movie, and get a junior ranger booklet (free). Inquire about free ranger-led tours or other activities. Then go visit the other missions. Tip: leave your car in the parking... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We loved our visit to all the missions in San Antonio. While we had visited the city many times in the last, we had never visited the old missions except for the Alamo. They were lovely and educational. We will visit again.

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Lynnwood, Washington
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

There are lots of good bits of history scattered about at the various missions. Make sure to visit the visitor center and see the movie - it really does help to set the scene for what the missions were built for and what their history has been. Do be aware that all of the missions are still active churches. While... More

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Mt. Laurel, NJ
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

On our trolley tour, we went to 12 noon Mass at San Jose Mission and it was the highlight for me. Lovely old church well cared for and the singing was delightful. The Franciscans did a lot more than preach religion, they were instrumental in helping the Indians in terms of farming, food preparation and other things. Wonderful piece of... More

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AZ
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76 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I went reluctantly with a friend, expecting the usual historical drivel about the conversion of the savages. But the place was quite interesting, and the guide spoke very frankly about the exploitation of the native population.

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Central Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The history and beauty of each of the 4 locations is unique and so memorable. An awesome, inspiring and educational experience. The staff at all 4 mission locations were wonderful. Depending on how long you stay at each site and how many sites you visit. this could be a 1 to 3+ hour activity. I did not pay attention to... More

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