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“Hidden gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
2202 Roosevelt Ave., San Antonio, TX 78210
210-932-1001
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Ranked #3 of 196 attractions in San Antonio
Type: Missions, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, National Parks, Trails, Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking, Biking, Walking
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Owner description: Historical area that stretches nine miles and contains four important 18th-century missions.
San Antonio, TX
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Such an amazing attraction in my city that few really know. Everyone comes to see the Alamo but miss the real missions that started San Antonio. There is the oldest working aqueduct in north America here.

Visited February 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“History Lesson”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We had a guided tour of 4 of the Missions around San Antonio - one was closed for repairs. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave a great tour - Nice to see the restoration of this historical landmarks.

Visited March 2012
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Providence, Rhode Island
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87 attraction reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“The true history of the Southwest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

OK ... everyone who goes to San Antonio stops by at The Alamo thinking they have seen everything about the history of San Antonio. Well, if you haven't taken the time to follow the mission trail through the Misssions Historical Park area, you have only begun to scatch the surface. The Alamo is animportant place to visit, but it is really the least impressive of the historical mission sights. Bring your camera, as you will be showing these photos and explaing them to your friends for quite some time.

Visited December 2011
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Arlingto Heights, Il.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Must see, great history, amazing church, clean and well maintained”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This is the largest Mission in San Antonio Texas and it is almost restored to its original design. These are Spanish missions and were not only churches but communities with the church its focus. We were only able to see the largest which is San Jose Mission there are I think 4 more. There is a lot of history, beautiful buildings, the church is amazing in its design, everyone will enjoy it and if you want to see all the missions you will need a minimum of 4-5 hours. We plan to go again to see the rest.

Visited March 2012
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Don't miss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Absolutely beautiful! If you have any interest in history, architecture, or landscaping, do not miss this placce! See the moviie in the visitor center to make it evn more special.

Visited March 2012
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