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Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #29 of 200 attractions in San Antonio
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
57 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is not really a bad area but it is the touristy side of San Antonio's historical gem. The Alamo, reviewed elsewhere, is the main course. The rest is just gravy in the eyes of many. The modern day monument, the restaurants, the hotels, all represent life after the siege of the Alamo and it is a very tourist driven... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

First thing you'll notice on your first visit to the Alamo is that it's a lot smaller than you thought it would be. People have an image in their heads -- that it will be huge, and surrounded by sprawling grounds like it was during the Texas Revolution. But the Alamo is smack-dab in the middle of downtown SA --... More

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El Paso, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The plaza is a nice area to spend time at. There are a lot of touristy attractions - Ripley's etc. I would rather see excellent restaurants, cool places to sit and hydrate, etc., but these attractions seem to be very popular, so I'm sure they won't be leaving.

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Jayton
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My kids had to see the Alamo first hand after learning about it at school so we went early on the first day of our vacation (thought it would be less crowded...wrong). Took forever to find a parking garage (yep, you gotta pay to park anywhere in downtown SA) We walked just a few blocks to get to the actual... More

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Houston
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180 reviews 180 reviews
61 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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
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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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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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