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Mission Trail

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Address: San Antonio, TX
Phone Number: 2109321001
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the...

A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River passing four other historical missions.

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If You Love History... This is a Must

We really enjoy historic places, and since we were staying for a week we decided to take in this tour. It is self guided, but very well worth your time. You can take as long as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
jelh47
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoy historic places, and since we were staying for a week we decided to take in this tour. It is self guided, but very well worth your time. You can take as long as you want at each stop, the shuttles come by every 15 minutes. It is free to the public if you drive to each stop... More 

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Tulsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Outside of a few closed roads that made for extra navigating and u turns my sister, daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the Mission Trail. They are great photo opportunities and all very different. We were able to do all 4 missions in a few hours on a Sunday morning and did the Alamo separately the day before. These are free... More 

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Jasper, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The missions were beautiful, but even in early June it would have been brutal to hike/bike it all. It was well worth the drive, although the maps and google directions led us in circuitous routes at time.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been riding the Mission Trail since before it was completed. As multi-use paths go, it is unique in the history that it passes. Mission San Jose is for me, the highlight, but all of the missions are great places to linger and explore. They each offer and interesting look in to the early history of the San Antonio... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While we all are taught to "Remember the Alamo" many have forgot or miss the other (and in my humble opinion better) missions throughout San Antonio. You will see everything from exquisite grandiose churches to quaint one room monasteries as you get a true feel for what the 1st non-native settlers of San Antonio experienced. Make sure that you stop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are four missions other than The Alamo. There are not far apart but too far to walk to or ride a bike. The history behind the missions is very interesting. I always learn something new everytime I go. The neat thing is the original churches are still in use today at each mission.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this hike! It is about 12 miles, some years we think it feels like 13 or so.... It is something we have done with the Cub Pack and Scout Troop every year. This is good bonding time for the boys, parents, and siblings are always welcome to join. We bring packs with snacks & drinks & meet at... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a drive with the family on a very hot day in August. This was a great way to relive history and to walk where missionaries and Native Americans did hundreds of years ago. The missions remain breathtaking to this day.

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Harlan, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Mission Trail from start to finish. It was a very hot day but the buildings were so cool to see. Only two have the full mission feeling with the outside walls around it. Still, was an imformative trip for all of us. I was surprised that the chapels in several are still active Catholic Churches.

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The trail will take most of the day even without the Alamo the first Mission. This and the River Walk are my favorite attraction in SA. It is well worth our time.

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