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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, Walking, Biking
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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great film introduction

The story of Spanish influence is well told in the film shown in the visitors center. These Missions are important on so many levels and telling their story is a great use of my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

The story of Spanish influence is well told in the film shown in the visitors center. These Missions are important on so many levels and telling their story is a great use of my Federal Tax dollars. I'm glad I took time to enjoy visiting there.

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We spent the better part of a day following the Missions Trail, and really enjoyed it! We only had one day in San Antonio and I'm glad we chose to follow the entire trail and not skip any of the Missions. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes because there is a lot of walking involved and maybe some drinks or... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everyone thinks of the Alamo, well the Missions are better. Especially San Jose, there is a sense of peacefulness there that can I be found at the Alamo. The story comes full circle at San Jose. Take the guided tour and watch the movie, your perception of the people that make up Texas will change forever.

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Washington state
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

People just think about the Alamo but there is more in the way of missions on the Mission Trail in San Antonio. Had a bit of problem following map but found them. Each one is unique. Easy to walk around in. All free.

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Easley, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very informative and interesting! We loved it. The grounds well kept, the park staff were friendly and helpful. Great photo opportunities.

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Albany
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our ranger was exceptional. He spent 1 hour walking the grounds with us, explain life in the missions and the various people and cultures during the periods this was in use. Incredible and helpful for understanding the Alamo set-up.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Beautiful, will maintain, very accessible from downtown San Antonio whether by car or bike and extremely inspirational

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

San Antonio has a great collection of historical parks and this is just one of them, bike to them from the riverwalk or just drive out and visit this beautiful architectural site.

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Missions Historical Park is an excellent introduction to visiting the San Jose mission. Watch the introductory movie in the visitor's center and learn from the many exhibits in the museum. After that, join a free park service tour of the mission to learn more. regarding what it was like to live at the mission.

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Austin, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Go see all four missions or just one. Each is wonderful in its own way. Book a ranger tour in advance at Mission Espada so the history of the church statues is not missed. The film at San Jose was not what I was expecting (subject-wise), but it is worth the time and well-done.

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