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Mission Trail

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Neighborhood: Far North Central
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Address: San Antonio, TX
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the...
A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River passing four other historical missions.
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Wonderful historic tour, takes a day or less.

We visited all of these missions. it's a must if you're into history. The Alamo is not considered a mission any longer but start or end there. Wonderful history and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
KristieA011
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Easley, South Carolina

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Easley, South Carolina
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We visited all of these missions. it's a must if you're into history. The Alamo is not considered a mission any longer but start or end there. Wonderful history and the feelings when you enter each one are so different. Awesome.

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Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Everyone goes to the Alamo, which is admittedly historic. But the missions on the Mission Trail are much more beautiful and historic

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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The San Antonio Mission Trail takes you back to a time when life was simple but hard for all. Visit the missions to see how settlers, Indians, and priests all tried to live peacefully.

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San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to bike or hike. Recently spruced up to attract natives and tourists alike. Trails are wide enough to accomendate walkers and bikers.

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Williamston, Michigan
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

You able to rent bikes and bike the trail. We had a car and visited a few of the missions. Prepare for a lot of walking around the grounds. It would have been a much better experience if we had a guide telling us the stories about the history.

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Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The car parks where not the best situated for some, a little far in the blazing heat. Quite a distance to travel to some of the missions.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Jumped on a few bikes thinking we were going to be looking at residential areas and huge crowds of people. Instead there was so much to see biking near the river for miles. Few people around on a weekday morning/afternoon so maybe it was good timing but really had the sidewalks to ourselves. Can't wait to do it again before... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Liked seeing the different architecture of each of the missions. Highway signs for the missions at times few and far between.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a great experience for the whole family. We met a friar who was in charge of glass blowing and gardening who spent a lot of time telling us about life inside the mission. We recommend having a car in order to see all of the missions and we recommend the National Parks Junior Ranger program. You will get... More 

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Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had a car and visited all 5 missions 2 of which were closed for restoration. In my estimation you need a vehicle to visit all 5

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Address: San Antonio, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Far North Central

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