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Mission Trail

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Neighborhood: Far North Central
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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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the trail is worth your time

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Yuma, Arizona
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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Chuck B
Collinsville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The missions of San Antonio was a beautiful and peaceful look at the culture and history of the area. While being able to see and touch the beauty of the missions, it was awesome to see the architecture and beauty put into the construction of these missions. It was also a great way to see the surrounding area and partake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a half day touring the missions. Each one is architecturally distinct from the next. We drove our own vehicle so we could stop for a lunch break. The missions were one of the highlights of our three month trip. Don't miss it!

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Thank 7tammy
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

These places are living history and you get to spend a lot of time outdoors. You will love the architecture of these places and how the aqueducts worked to supply water to the fields. This is a true eye opening experience if all that you have done is visit the Alamo. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and a hat as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're driving, this can be done in half a day. There weren't a lot of people when we went, so it was just us and a handful of people. It might not be for everyone, but it's really a nice way to learn about San Antonio's history.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very hot day to visit all the missions in San Antonio but it was all worth it. The one mission that struck our group was mission Concepción which is well preserved. A ranger named Danny was volunteering that day we visited and he was very knowledgeable about the rich history. Danny shared that the small window close... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured all four missions on the trail. It was a wonderful experience and an unforgettable memory. It only takes a few hours and you can stop in between any time and have a break or lunch. It was very hot the day we went so we tried to stop often and take our time. It is a very good... More 

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was May. It was hot. But we rented bikes and visited all four missions on the Mission Trail.Each is incredibly beautiful. Well worth the ride.

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Thank Sally62
Del Rio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the missions on this tour by driving ourselves from mission to mission. Wonderful way to be part of Texas history! However, it would have been much more relaxing to go on a guided trip from a company recommended by Tripadvisor. We plan to go back and take a guided tour to learn even more about these magnificent places!

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Brecksville, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We picked up the bus line that stops at most of the missions (does not stop at Mission Espada). The bus service picks you up at Alamo Plaza which was within easy walking distance from our hotel, La Mansion del Rio. Running every 30 minutes, we saw the Alamo (reviewed separately), Mission San Juan, and the Mission San Jose. San... More 

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