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Battle For Texas: The Experience

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beffythompson wrote a review Jan 2020
San Antonio, Texas37 contributions19 helpful votes
We are local residents and decided to visit because of the POGO pass we received, it basically got our family of four in for free. The regular admission is quite expensive ($20/person) so our expectations were quite high. The very beginning starts with not much fanfare. Mostly A LOT of boards on the walls with paragraphs to read. My husband and I skimmed the information, and looked at the limited artifacts. A few spurs and a moveable desk. I found it incredibly disappointing that there were hardly any pictures. There was a ton to read though. A child would be bored and my teens were hardly going to stand there and read board after board of paragraphs. The next few rooms displayed military costumes of the time, mostly of the Mexican army. Then the museum created a few rooms to make you feel like you are inside the Alamo. Some mannequins were propped up here and there and there were a few interesting facts about the people who were involved. The last area is a dark hallway with pretend dead bodies to again give you the feel of being in the fight. This opens up to a large screen display that shows random pictures of Texas in modern times. A few fun quotes lead out to the gift shop and the tour is over. It was an interesting 45 minutes, but definitely not something I would recommend to anyone. I am honestly not sure how this is still around (I remember it being built 12 years ago). Skip this.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Brit C wrote a review Jan 2020
Delta, British Columbia, Canada32 contributions9 helpful votes
This self-paced, reading tour was very good at helping us understand the people and the events leading up to and after the “Alamo”. You also have a chance to walk through a re-creation of the walls of the Alamo (well done). It’s a lot of reading but there are some recordings playing.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Hannah G wrote a review Dec 2019
Phoenix, Arizona200 contributions39 helpful votes
This movie explained the history of the separation of Texas from Mexico, and explained the battle of the Alamo. It was a bit melodramatic and not well acted, especially the actor playing Gen. Santa Ana.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ferg42995 wrote a review Dec 2019
Texas403 contributions33 helpful votes
Our party of 2 adults and 1 teen spent just under an hour walking through the exhibits. What we saw and understood was really interesting. But a LOT of the exhibits aren't labeled so you don't really know what the artifact is or its relevance to The Alamo. A lot of the exhibits had missing pieces and a sign saying "exhibit rotation in process." That can't be helped so that is what it is. But for the pieces on display, they really should have signage on all of them explaining what you are looking at it and what makes it important.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Scotty B wrote a review Nov 2019
Vicksburg, Mississippi35 contributions8 helpful votes
I very rarely give a negative review but was extremely disappointed. I posted a picture of the sign that was on many displays. There were posters on the wall in both English and Spanish which is where most of the information was gathered. Several of them repeated information (the one about Carlos ??? Was repeated word for word in separate rooms). I felt the information was like that you would find on a brochure The display cases had 1-3 items in most and those were poorly identified. Some of the plaques were written in extremely small font. Each room had audio but did not add to the experience. Some of it was good but not enough. The only employees we saw were the ticket seller and the sales clerk. No one to ask questions or explain anything. When I was asked if I enjoyed the museum and I explained why I was disappointed. The sales clerk informed me they were shutting down and moving the exhibits to other places. Very disappointed , we wasted $14.06 each
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Date of experience: November 2019
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