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“Great historical atmosphere” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mission Trail

Mission Trail
San Antonio, TX (Far North Central)
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Ranked #15 of 328 things to do in San Antonio
Activities: Biking, Hiking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River passing four other historical missions.
Grand Forks, Canada
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“Great historical atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We found the staff here very helpful. It was great to read about the history of the Alamo and see the buildings and displays.

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Sherrard, IL
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“Great Content and Presentation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We went to two of the missions, and there were ruins of buildings and two actual extant mission church buildings that are actually functioning. The grounds were well-attended and the narrative boards were very informative and well-done. We rode the bikes, and it's easy and cheap, once you take a minute to read the instructions. The only problem was getting from one place to another on trails that were sometimes confusing, and we ride a lot of trails. If you want to have a leisurely 1/2 day, take the bikes; otherwise take the car.

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Knoxville, TN
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“Mission Trail by Bike Paths”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We rented the "Bcycle" bikes and biked along the Mission Trail. The location of the B-stations along the route are not clearly marked nor easily accessible to bicyclists who take the bike path as opposed to riding on the street. If we wanted to avoid the $2.00 fee every 30 minutes of rental time, we tried to pedal furiously around to find the B-station to charge our bikes. This was not fun! So, to reach all the mission sites, we had to pay much more than the initial $10.00 bike rental fee.

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San Antonio, Texas
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Peaceful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is a wonderful activity that can be done alone, or as a group/family. There are many activities along the way. You can visit the actual Missions, bike, hike, kayak, and geocache.

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San Antonio, Texas
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“Excellent History Lesson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The 4 missions are located close to each other--not in walking distance--but in a car. They are part of the National Park system. Beautiful old Spanish architecture from the 1700's.

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