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Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #24 of 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Round Rock, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

You can sit on the square and look at the Alamo lit up at night. Definitely my favorite time. It's very peaceful. The crowds are gone and you get an excellent view. By sitting facing the Alamo, you can keep the touristy Ripely and T-shirt shops behind you. At Chrismastime a cut tree is decorated on the square and the... More 

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Ridge, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Beautiful open area in front of the Alamo that gives you a feel for the size of the old fort and the battlefield. Seems a bit disrespectful to have a house of horrors shop and a "Ripleys" right across the street but i guess that's "progress". Although it's a safe area there are quite a few homeless about everywhere panhandling.

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G-Patch, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Alamo Plaza is great, but jut a heads up. It is sort of the "free speech" area of downtown. You get soapbox preachers, groups pushing their different social agendas (once while we were there with the kids, there was a big anti-gay-marriage concert going on, and we were approached by their supporters talking to MY young children about things that... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

If you go to San Antonio then a visit to the Alama is a must. Just choose a day when it's not crowded if you really want to get a true feel of the place. We were there the day after Thanksgiving. It was so crowded that getting around people took away from the visit. There are a lot of... More 

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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

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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