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“Eh, skip it if you don't mind not seeing one of the four missions” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Mission San Juan

Mission San Juan
9101 Graf Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
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Ranked #48 of 327 things to do in San Antonio
Activities: Biking, Hiking
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Owner description: Franciscan Mission established in 1731 and an historical attraction along the Mission Trail in San Antonio.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Eh, skip it if you don't mind not seeing one of the four missions”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

They are remodeling it. Looks like it's a multi year project. The outside looks completely remodeled, doesn't look even like it was built in the 1700's. Can't even go inside the church right now due to it's remodel. People live in the surrounding buildings around the church so you can't even explore inside those. Streets are blocked off so I had to use my exceptionally good GPS skills (siri) to guide me to another entrance. All and all, it was a disappointing experience. glad to see what it was, but it was nothing like the pictures and scaffolds always mess up what could be a cool picture.

free to check out, ample parking.

Make sure to go to all the missions, they aren't far from each other and it makes for a pretty cool couple of hours checking them out. Just make sure to talk to the rangers for cool facts you might not find out otherwise.

Also, please be respectful. I noticed some people leaving trash there and eating in the church. I know the tripadvisor community is a good honest group, but it disappoints me when I see people so blatantly disrespecting these priceless historical artifacts. *I'll get off my soap, enjoy!

Visited November 2012
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Phoenix
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24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“Under construction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

It looked as though there was some renovations about to take place...or in the process of taking place. This was the last of the 4 Missions that I stopped at but it was so hot and humid, I didn't get out of the car to walk around.

Visited September 2012
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Painesville, Ohio
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“Interesting History and Walking Path”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Good history. Is undergoing extensive renovations so there were some things we did not get to see (but all for the eventual benefit of all to see). There was a nice, short walking path behind the Mission that was enjoyable to stroll on. Some interesting wildlife and plants to see on the path.

Visited August 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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“I love to go to the missions...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Texas does a nice job of keeping up with their history...their only failure was the tourist traps around the Alamo..I was very disappointed when I first saw it crunched in between Ripleys Believe it or not across the street and and tourist attractions.

Visited June 2012
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Houston, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“currently under upgrade construction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

have been here before and it is beautiful as are all the missions on the trail. also there's a walk by river behind this mission.

Visited June 2012
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