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Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #30 of 207 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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139 reviews 139 reviews
50 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

The Alamo slightly small and underwhelming. See view of the front he's very pretty at night for pictures. It does not cost anything to walk through and there are guys there to tell you about it.

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Windsor, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

More than just a building....the grounds take some time to truly explore thoroughly. Many exhibits inside the main building and the garden area and barracks are a must see too.

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San Angelo, Texas
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116 reviews 116 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

While I'm sure everyone knows there's no basement in the Alamo, it's still an awesome attraction whether you've been before or it's your first trip. If you're a history buff or just appreciate historic sites, the Alamo is a well curated museum full of awesome artifacts. I can't wait to see it when they add all of the items recently... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Located in an easily-accessible part of downtown, It's worth it to stop by the Alamo for a quick visit to see a nice piece of American history. It's also free admission to walk around and enter the buildings. There is plenty of parking that surrounds it with a lot of food options (a mall food court is practically next door).... More

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Amarillo, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

When in San Antonio, you must stop and hold your hat while recognizing those who came before. The area around the Alamo is filled with tourist attractions - but there is a thread of history and you can follow it by paying attention as you tour the area (i.e. Villita). Parking is a tester here - we used the lot... More

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Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This national shrine gives a good interpretation of the events that happened here. Many docents are available to answer questions. The video in the longhouse is well done and gives good background information for your visit.

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Georgetown, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

If you are looking for history in San Antonio... This is a must see.. The architecture, history and beauty of this place is a must see for visitors to San Antonio. The site provide a good amount of detail about the history. The only downfall is that there was a decent amount of construction going on, so we could not... More

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Lincoln, New Hampshire
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The Alamo is only open during the day but the view of this building in the dark seems to present a more sense of history. Easier to put yourself in another time. Although watching the sun go down on the Alamo is pretty cool too! Ask about this city building rule!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was a little disappointed to see the Alamo at this time. The long barracks were closed for renovation and many exhibits in the mission were missing. Because the long barracks were closed, they were not issuing audio sets for the Alamo. If your main purpose to come to San Antonio is to see the Alamo, I would delay my... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is not a great fortress or castle, it is small and much of the original grounds are gone, but as a part of American history, you still need to see it if you are in the area.

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