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Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #31 of 202 Attractions in San Antonio
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Went to go visit the Alamo at night - it was spectacular. Not much for crowds, but the lighting made the landmark look absolutely beautiful. Worth seeing f you're in the area!

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Mississippi
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24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

whether or not you like history, this is a must see while you're in San Antonio. It honestly was not quite what I expected. But it was still very good to see and learn about. The theatre in the long building was closed for roof renovations so we didn't get to see that. But the staff was very friendly and... More

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Puerto Rico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Although I love history, for some reason I feel this place was just not up my alley... Yes many lost their lives in the battle and many fought for what Texas is now...but it just wasn't for me... A must see for sure.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I hadn't been to the Alamo in over ten years. I certainly feel like the have taken steps in a better direction since the last time I was there. It was very enjoyable and I highly recommend the visit to anyone interested in old Texas history.

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New Castle, Delaware
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27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I was there in 1962 when I was in the Air Force back then the doors of the Alamo was out side for you to see I stopped counting the holes from the guns when I hit 238. I think things have changed from 1962 too today . there was a lot of History back then an even more today... More

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Natalia, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visiting the Alamo is an awesome experience, it is extra special during thanksgiving and Christmas season when they have lights and a Christmas tree. No fee outside of the Alamo but to go inside there is a fee

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Big Spring, TX
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We always enjoying going to the Alamo. It's changed someone since we were last there. There was a line to get into the building (maybe because it was Labor Day weekend?). Now they take your picture before you go in, hoping you will purchase it. The Alamo is a neat place in itself. Outside of the Alamo, there are many... More

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Enjoyed history lesson not taught in school. Ability to view actual structures and review photos and original states of those involved the battle.

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was very moved during the visit to the Alamo. It is an important part of the history of Texas and the United States. The information provided by the guides added a new dimension to my understanding of what had happened. Viewing the outline of the entire settlement, standing on the remnants of the outer wall, and seeing what they... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Once you get to the Alamo Plaza it's hard to imagine the historical nature of the surroundings since it's like a tourist trap at every step. The Alamo itself is an amazing place... The plaza, well, just makes you kind of wish they had preserved at least a 10 or 20 acre radius around the beautiful Alamo just to kind... More

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