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Ranked #1 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Built in 1929, this movie theater is beautifully ornate, featuring a domed ceiling painted with stars and clouds.
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Ranked #2 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Historic Sites; Missions; National Parks; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Trails; Outdoors
Historical area that stretches nine miles and contains four important 18th-century missions.
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Ranked #3 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #4 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Historic Sites; Missions; Cultural
Owner description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose... more » Owner description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass. « less
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Ranked #5 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #6 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Art Museums; Museums
A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings, sculptures and prints.
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$54* and up
Ranked #7 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural

The original San Fernando Church was constructed between 1738 and 1749.  The walls of the church now form the Cathedral’s sanctuary.  Therefore, San Fernando Cathedral is the... more »

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Ranked #8 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Trails; Cultural

The Riverwalk is a MUST DO in San Antonio! Although the main downtown area is only a 1 mile circuit, the developed section of the river extends much further north and south, all... more »

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Ranked #9 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
A wide range of plants from Texas and around the world spread out over 33 acres.
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Ranked #10 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
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Ranked #11 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Scenic river winds through the town of San Antonio.
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$43* and up
Ranked #12 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Missions; Cultural
Owner description: This 200-year-old Franciscan mission at the very heart of the Mission Trail was originally built against claims of French... more » Owner description: This 200-year-old Franciscan mission at the very heart of the Mission Trail was originally built against claims of French colonization. « less
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Ranked #13 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Geologic Formations; Outdoors
Owner description: Come on down (way down) at the largest underground attraction in Texas! Daily guided tours allow guests to explore large... more » Owner description: Come on down (way down) at the largest underground attraction in Texas! Daily guided tours allow guests to explore large underground chambers and see huge formations. The largest room is bigger than a football field. Above ground, discover rocks, minerals, and rough-cut gems at the Natural Bridge Mining Company Sluice. The Canopy Challenge will test your agility on over 40 different obstacles while you are on our 4 story, 60 foot high Adventure Course. Then you can fly across the scenic Texas Hill Country on our zip-lines! (Canopy Challenge is open daily but weather dependent.) « less
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Ranked #14 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in a historic brewery along the banks of the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk. SAMA... more » Owner description: The San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in a historic brewery along the banks of the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk. SAMA offers important permanent collections of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, Asian art, Latin American art, contemporary art and American paintings. The museum offers a variety of programs and a cafe. Visit our website for admission pricing and more information. Free general admission every Tuesday 4 - 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.- noon « less
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Ranked #15 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: History Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
This museum is dedicated to the contributions of different ethnic groups in Texas.
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Ranked #16 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; History Museums; Cultural
Owner description: The 18th-century mission church where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and 188 others waged their last stand against the Mexican army... more » Owner description: The 18th-century mission church where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and 188 others waged their last stand against the Mexican army for Texas independence has become a state symbol. The most famous historical site in Texas, the mission has been restored to its original condition and offers tours, relics of the past, and a gift shop with memorabilia for history enthusiasts. « less
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Ranked #17 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
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Ranked #18 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Gardens; Theaters; Outdoors
Owner description: Originally a rock quarry, part of the tea garden came from a donation by George W. Brackenridge and another section from Emma... more » Owner description: Originally a rock quarry, part of the tea garden came from a donation by George W. Brackenridge and another section from Emma Koehler. In 1915 Ray Lambert, city parks commissioner, thought it would make a nice location for a lily pond. Ultimately, it grew to become a tea garden. The latest renovations began in 2007 and cost about $1.6 million, compared with the $7,000 Lambert originally spent to open the park. It is a Registered Texas Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. « less
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Ranked #19 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #20 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Missions; Cultural
A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.
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Ranked #21 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Cultural
Owner description: Settled by wealthy German merchants in the late 1800s, San Antonio's first suburb consists of 25 blocks of historic mansions... more » Owner description: Settled by wealthy German merchants in the late 1800s, San Antonio's first suburb consists of 25 blocks of historic mansions set amid lovely landscaping. « less
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Ranked #22 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Military Bases/ Facilities; Cultural
Home to a well-known medical research facility and an important source of income for the community.
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Ranked #23 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #24 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
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Ranked #25 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Ranked #26 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Cultural
Majestic home belonging to the founders of the Pioneer Flour Mill.
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Ranked #27 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
An African Safari, Texas Style. View and feed species from all over the world in the comfort of your own car.
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Ranked #28 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
A 200-acre theme park with rides, games, activities, performances and fireworks.
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Ranked #29 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Convention Centers; Cultural
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Ranked #30 of 135 attractions in San Antonio
Category: Missions; Cultural
Franciscan Mission established in 1731 and an historical attraction along the Mission Trail in San Antonio.
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