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Mission Trail

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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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My family did the Mission Trail while in San Antonio on Spring break. You can stay as long or as little as you like at each mission. It is a great place for taking photos! My 11... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My family did the Mission Trail while in San Antonio on Spring break. You can stay as long or as little as you like at each mission. It is a great place for taking photos! My 11 year old enjoyed the missions we were able to see inside the most. The missions are all incredible to see and a wonderful... More 

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Bermuda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to and navigate around from one mission to the next. Very informative and well kept. A nice day out.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We started out around 8:45 one morning on the Missions Trail. They are only open 9am-5pm. We drove the trail ourselves (which was wonderful). It gave my husband and myself time to discuss each of them and compare what we learned. You should read about these before you visit to have knowledge and a better understanding of what you are... More 

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Saltburn-By The-Sea
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and i used the Alamo Trolly Hop Pass and took advantage of getting off and back on at least four times , This gave us time to look and discover parts of San Antonio that we thought never existed , well worth the tour

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Houston
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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were one of three couples in San Antonio for the weekend and spent several hours on Saturday cycling the trail from the King William District to the end and back. We had our own bicycles with 10+ speeds which I would recommend as there are lots of changes in grade and it was warm and humid. The cycle/pedestrian path... More 

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Big Island, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We just had such a super time using the bike share to start at the most northern mission (not the Alamo) and bike towards other missions south of there. It was so super. If you like history and or architecture, this is a top attraction for your Texas to-do list.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

the churches have a history and better read about them before you go since that's whats amazing.Most of them close by 5 so better to start off early .Nice place to shoot if you love photography the light is about right late evening and the landscape and backgrounds picture perfect

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I'm not sure why I thought the missions would be closer to each other but they are significant distance appart. Be prepared to drive and spend some considerable time if you'd like to see all of them. I would highly recommend stopping at the visitor center to get oriented to which ones you'd like to see. The main visitor center... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Was able to tour these 4 missions in a morning as we drove ourselves and could stay as long or as short as we wanted. Highly recommend a visit and it's free.

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Crowley, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great if you are a history buff. These missions are older than the ones in California. One is still an active place of worship. I wasn't aware of them until about six years ago.

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