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Alamo Plaza

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Address: San Antonio, TX
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Great place to learn about Texas history

Seeing the plaza and the Alamo is a must do when your in San Antinio. The old mission was restored beautifully with all kinds of information about the battle. Also outside there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seeing the plaza and the Alamo is a must do when your in San Antinio. The old mission was restored beautifully with all kinds of information about the battle. Also outside there is an amazing monument to the 189 men that lost there lives during the siege.

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ellicott city md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful and very interesting. Inside the gift shop is a miniature display of how the original fort looked. There is also a timeline displayed outside about the Spanish missions and the history of San Antonio. Must see.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice attraction, worth the history lesson, nice artifacts. Probably not for children, not really anything for them to understand or enjoy. Handicap accessable

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Apple Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Alamo Plaza was kind of a disappointment. I was expecting more of a historical area, and what is there is a lot of commercial business'. I think the saddest example is the Guinness World Record Museum in the plaza. Just didn't feel right. I hear they are working to fix up the area and try to find the original foot... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Alamo is one of the most iconic shrines in all of Texas History. What a great setting with the stone street and area in front! There are many other interesting buildings nearby, the historic Menger Hotel for one. Then there is the RiverWalk, right across the street and fun things like the Wax Museum and Ripley's Belive It or... More 

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Vineland, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is work being done in and around the Alamo. A tour guide told us they are digging around the plaza to try to unearth the original foundation of the outer wall to restore and preserve the original footprint. This is the plan for the next 7 years, so the facade will change in that time frame to make it... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

it was the most eye opening experience lines moved fast even at the peak of the day would recommend you go here

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Alden, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Alamo Plaza is a work in progress with continuing renovation and new displays of artifacts. My husband and I spent about 3 hours reliving the historic fall and learned so much more than we had known. We will go again soon - too much to absorb in one trip! Definitely worth the trip!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Alamo is beautiful and wonderfully educational. It is free to tour both inside and outside and is a great family experience. Just a word of advice, don't buy a snow cone from the vendors outside (they're pretty gross and $4) and don't try to pet a squirrel LOL, they DO bite! My husband was petting a squirrel so I... More 

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Jefferson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't have to be a Texan to enjoy this place! There are plenty of artifacts that should interest any lover of antiques or history. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The gift shop is full of themed items, or you can wander down the street to shop. Don't miss it if you are in San Antonio!

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