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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
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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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We drove the mission trail with stops at each mission. The film and museum at San Jose are worth viewing. Each mission has it's own special history. Each church is different, each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Pamela H
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Saint Thomas, Canada
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Saint Thomas, Canada
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove the mission trail with stops at each mission. The film and museum at San Jose are worth viewing. Each mission has it's own special history. Each church is different, each level of restoration is unique. A great afternoon outing.

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Thank Pamela H
Austin, Texas
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While many people bike this trail, we followed part of the trail, but drove it by starting at the Mission San Jose , where the visitors center is . Their map is pretty clear, although there are different routes you can take to visit the four missions that are south of downtown San Antonio. The missions on the trail give... More 

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Thank LK R
Bangkok
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The trail has clear aigns and their are b-cycle stations alomg the trail. The missions are free to visit and signs are placed to explain several details.

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Thank Helena V
San Antonio, Texas
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mission Trail is full of stories. Learn how our ancestors made it all happen. From the Alamo to Mission Espada, the trial fill enlighten the most uninterested person. Give yourself a chance to find out.

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Thank MrRitmo
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We cycled the mission trail from Downtown to Mission Espada (10 miles each way). The b-cycle hire bikes are not the easiest bikes to ride (a bit heavy and clunky), but it was still a heap of fun. Bikes can be hire for 30 mins at a time (with paying only $10/day). We were able to cycle between each mission... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Left our car downtown near Pearl Brewery, Took Uber to Mission Espada (furtherest Mission out). Hiked the trail, stopping briefly at each mission (we had been to each of them before, but via car and not all in the same day). Some missions are a couple tenths or half mile off the trail, but all clearly marked. A great hike!... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mission Trail is best enjoyed by the recently completed River walk. Not only you get to enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air, but you get to stop at these amazing pieces of history - The Missions.

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Thank WLuvTravel
New Haven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mission Trail is well marked and will take you to all the missions admistered by the National Park Service. The missions are very historic and should not be missed.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its not a long trip to most Missions. It was well worth the time. Its well marked. A great historical day adventure! One I think was well worth the time. Not a lot of walking but a lot to see!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We started from Alamo to Mission Concepcion. It was a great walk through the historical district trying to feel the life in Texas before it became a part of the US. Then from Mission Concepcion to San Jose. By that time it was already 4 pm and we were too tired to walk back to Alamo and took a bus... More 

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