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Battle For Texas: The Experience

Blum Street, at Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-592-6825
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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 under one roof. Visitors will feel the battle brought to life through sights, sounds, and even smells as they embark on an emotional journey through the 13 fateful days that gave birth to the state of Texas. A 22,000 sq ft attraction with 11-unique and thematic galleries -- each telling a new chapter of the story while weaving the amazing artifact collection throughout. Meet Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie, Sam Houston and other heroes along the way and even even step into Mexican General Santa Anna's tent. Enter the Alamo walls, cross the line in the sand, and make your way through "The Gauntlet" as the battle takes shape around you. The attraction is a treat for Alamo enthusiasts while being designed to be enjoyed by the whole family and includes interactive elements and a finale video celebrating Texas pride that is not to be missed!
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Blum Street, at Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
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"re enactment"
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"interactive experience"
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"cannon balls"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is an interesting and insightful collection of exhibits that help explain the Alamo. I suggest going here before you head to the Alamo. Also, The staff member named Bernadette was especially friendly and helpful. I also suggest doing the “Night at the Museum...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

History at its best. We recently visited San Antonio, Texas in March 2018. After watched the TV Mini-series Texas Rising. It was a no brainer to head to Texas to actually see history. Since we are avid history enthusiast this was a must see. As...More

Thank Dianna M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good information and set up, but needs a movie to top it off. There is an hour long movie on the Alamo at the theatre in the same mall, but it is not included in this.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I not a big history buff but this place was AMAZING! We all enjoyed every bit of our visit. If you are even the slightest bit curious about the battle of the Alamo and the war for Texas independence then this is a must see....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pretty easy decision to make due to its close walking distance and proximity to the Alamo. The two seem to go hand in hand. The amount of time you decide to spend in here can vary based upon your interest in reading...More

1  Thank M5902QCjohna
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit with a massive amount of information on all the exhibits and the people involved in the battle for Texas. You also get involved in an interactive exhibit of part of the battle of The Alamo. I met a...More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

This was the highlight of our vacation. My new husband moved to Texas from Louisiana. He learned more in two hours than he has learned in ten years. The rooms were well planned and provided a lot of history about our the men that fought...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We visited the Battle for Texas as part of our "Go San Antonio City Pass"It was a worthwhile experience,; it is located in the basement of the main shopping center right by the Alamo. It takes you thorough the entire sequence of events leading up...More

Thank Mary V
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

We walked through each room and read all of the history which prepared us for the final Alamo battle "experience." To get the most from this museum, you really need to be willing to read and listen to the stories of each of the men...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Highly suggest going thru prior to visiting The Alamo...worth the money to refresh your history facts. Grab the coupon upstairs to save a couple dollars then head into the experience.

1  Thank Kim N
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Tia J
April 13, 2018|
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Response from April H | 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.
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RitaJ2008
December 17, 2017|
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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
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tmd820
September 25, 2017|
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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
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