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Alamo Plaza

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Address: San Antonio, TX
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Sightseeing must

In addition to going into the Alamo- the Plaza is a must also. The tree in the courtyard is huge and the history behind it is very cool. Seeing the barracks and the gardens just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Barbara B
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Caldwell, Idaho
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Caldwell, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In addition to going into the Alamo- the Plaza is a must also. The tree in the courtyard is huge and the history behind it is very cool. Seeing the barracks and the gardens just adds to the whole experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Buy the audio pads for $7 so you get the full experience of the Alamo. They tell everything you need to know as you walk through the site.

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Bellville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What can you say about the Alamo that hasn't been already stated. Although the mission si about the only thing remaining from the battle, read everything. Then stand in the mission and try to put yourself there on the eve of the battle. Quite an experience!

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

This is really small but very interesting. They have added some interesting timeline displays that give yu an idea of where The Alamo fits into history. They also have lovely grounds to walk around.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since it is very hot during the day - I recommend visiting the plaza during the late evenings or at night!!

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Alamo plaza will be undergoing some work in the future as the outer perimeter walls of the Alamo will be renovated. Its a lovely place to visit, nice park benches and offers some shade.

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Newport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How can you go to San Antonio and not see the Alamo. It is self guiding, free, and you can stay as long or as short a time as you like. Audio tour available. Best time is shortly after it opens as it is cooler and less crowded.

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Morrow, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My biggest surprise was the beautiful grounds. I love that it is a compact area, but so full of information and beauty.

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit the Alamo while on our San Antonio vacation. We were at the River Walk and decided to walk over to the Alamo with our two children (4 year old and 18 month old). We walked around the Alamo for about 20 minutes. It was cool seeing everything there but the two littles were not really that... More 

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North Richland Hills, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While touring the Alamo come with a cost attached, the plaza is free, There are statues and landmarks in the general vacinity. If your just looking for a photo op without a tour this is your best bet, still submerged in history and beautity without spending a dime, Plenty on entertainment just right across the street, you could easily spend... More 

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