We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Battle For Texas: The Experience

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
165
All photos (165)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
About
Part Museum. Part Adventure. See the story of the Alamo brought to life all around you like never before! "The Experience" is a fully immersive museum adventure showcasing the most comprehensive collection of Alamo artifacts ever to be displayed...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
Blum Street, at Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Website
+1 210-592-6825
Call
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around San Antonio
from $49.99
More Info
from $14.99
More Info
from $55.99
More Info
Reviews (474)
Filter reviews
471 results
Traveler rating
329
98
28
11
5
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
329
98
28
11
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviews re enactment interactive experience cannon balls live action amazing artifacts real artifacts actual alamo events leading up night tour ticket counter audio guide better understanding great collection davy crockett on display nice museum history buff
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 471 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First I read from some reviews that the audio tour was really good. So we prepurchased the tickets to include the audio and when we arrived they said they didn’t do that anymore because they had too many problems with the iPods. So when we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cassyg99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must do pre-alamo visit !! Great sounds effects and ambience ! Able to be a part of history ❤️ Kids were able to see what happened in the almo ... The Almo is just basically a shell of the building ...this helps allow you to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LAntoskinp
Reviewed December 15, 2018

There was a film at the IMAX that told the story of the Battle of the Alamo. It was well done and we enjoyed it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank packers000
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

We're native Texans and have visited countless museums over the years. On our brochures it stated times of operation 10-5. We got there & it didn't open until 12:00. When we got to the ticket counter the clerk immediately started asking us did we understand...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank linbarg
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Went to see this before I went to the Alamo and so glad I did. Not from Texas and really didn't know anything about the Alamo or the history behind it. So glad I saw the movie first.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank llzamora
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Located in the mall, if you have a spare moment and are history buffs, this place is a novel place to visit. You don't spend a lot of time here, but has a few gems in TX history to see.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank kpjimmy
Reviewed November 19, 2018

This is a very well done self guided walking tour. It really helps to understand the chronology and makes the Alomo tour more meaningful. Having this background is helpful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Took my daughter here so she can see and learn about the Battle for Texas. She was studying this topic at school. The visit helped reinforce the lessons from school.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Davin D
Reviewed November 2, 2018

This place was empty on a weekday afternoon so I had plenty of time to browse it all. It was worthwhile to walk thru the history of the battle at the Alamo. I was told that they have live actors on the weekend which I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DLNY1
Reviewed October 28, 2018

My sister and I walked through the museum. I didn't see any re enactment or IMAX film There were lots of exhibits and some sounds and lights flashing but overall an awfully expensive museum to learn the same things we learned for free across the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen T
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 362 nearby hotels
Menger Hotel
3,189 reviews
.05 miles away
Riverwalk Vista
551 reviews
.06 miles away
Crockett Hotel
2,475 reviews
.11 miles away
Hyatt Regency San Antonio
3,753 reviews
.13 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,153 nearby restaurants
Boudro's
4,184 reviews
.09 miles away
Colonial Room Restaurant
329 reviews
.03 miles away
Haagen Dazs Ice Cream
117 reviews
.05 miles away
Lone Star Cafe
1,051 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 682 nearby attractions
The Alamo
17,131 reviews
.10 miles away
The Magicians Agency
325 reviews
.06 miles away
St Joseph Catholic Church
396 reviews
.05 miles away
San Antonio River
3,424 reviews
.10 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Tia J
April 13, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from 689aprilh | Reviewed this property |
No, probably not. There is a lot of reading and understanding the history. If the 2 year old would play or sleep independently of the adults, then perfect...otherwise, he/she would be bored.
0
Votes
RitaJ2008
December 17, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from djfluth | Reviewed this property |
I Googled their web page to find the information that you need, but, Tripadvisor will not let me include website links. Tripadvisor - it would be much easier to be able to post their webpage. So, here is what I copied from... More
3
Votes
tmd820
September 25, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from snafudesert | Reviewed this property |
It's not a video! It's live action and you're a part of it! It last about 5-7 minutes. Re-enactors escort you through the "Alamo scene" with smoke and simulated cannon and musket fire. It's pretty cool. It's something... More
2
Votes