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Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #27 of 196 attractions in San Antonio
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Houston
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178 reviews 178 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The Alamo, a sacred shrine to native Texans, has become a commercial disaster of monumental proportions. There are tacky souvenir shops, barkers reminiscent of the strip joints on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Sno-Cone stands, and everything else you can imagine outside The Alamo, making it seem like a parody of itself. Once inside, the entire nature changes, and the... More

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We loved strolling around the grounds of the Alamo. We enjoyed the beautiful statues and sculptures. The trees and landscape were very enjoyable, especially with the shade on a hot day. We loved the historical talk that took place outside, very informative. We enjoyed our visit!

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Bertram, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Historical, you can visit the Alamo and see the art in the plaza. Then shop in one of the many nearby shops- you can eat at a nearby restaurant or shop at the Rivercenter Mall, everything is within walking distance.

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Atlanta
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I've been to San Antonio a number of times but never bothered to stop by the Alamo. I was always under the impression that the famous building I've seen in pictures and movies was "the Alamo". WRONG! What I learned is the famous little building was actually the church that was inside the Alamo. The Alamo fort itself was much... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Must go see!!! It definitely is a beautiful sight.....The History is also very informative, some of the things they don't tell you in History class.....Don't go hungry or full, or you will miss the true values of the place and time spent there....it's bigger then you think!!! Enjoy and take it all in!!

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's historical, sacred, interesting, well-kept, and free. The Gardens are lovely. Consider a donation, though not mandatory.

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San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's apparent that cheep commercialism more important that honoring a national historical site, the Alamo. The Alamo is a mostly empty shell that you are shuffled through to the souvenir shop, outside across the street the screams of Ripleys house of horrors rides blast completely overwhelming the plaza. Street hawkers are yelling their come ons ..... Visit San Jose Mission... More

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Montrose, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My husband and I were really looking forward to touring the Alamo in Old San Antonio. This place is such a treasure for the area and attracts school children and adults as well. After watching movies of this event, we realized that what we had learned in school was minimal. If you are visiting San Antonio, you have to go... More

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Austin, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The plaza in front of The Alamo is nicely laid out with historic markers. Shade trees, places to sit and people watch. All while viewing such a beautiful and historic landmark.

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Winterset, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The first visit was amazing for me trying to recreate the action in my mind and reliving the battle without the modern city now that now surrounds it. Each time I return it gets a little easier to understand what happened, in what order, from which direction. One of the best things about the Alamo is when you tire of... More

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