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“It Was Amazing”
Review of The Alamo

The Alamo
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero, for over 300 years the former mission now known as the Alamo has been a crossroads of history. Having existed under six flags of independent nations and served as a garrison for five different armies, the Alamo has a rich history and a heritage to inspire Texans and people around the world. Although the Alamo is best known as the site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, all 300 years of Alamo history are vital to our story. Visitors to the site can take a guided battlefield tour, rent a self-guided audio tour, walk through the historic Alamo Church and Long Barrack Museum, listen to a history talk given by an Alamo Interpreter, participate in living history demonstrations, watch a documentary on the history of the Alamo, and much more. Admission to the Alamo is free, but there is a charge for guided and audio tours. Tours may be booked online in advance through the Alamo's website or purchased on-site.
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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“It Was Amazing”
Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

We spent hours touring this wonderful historic landmark. It is absolutely free to enter and enjoy the historical information this has to offer. I would highly recommend the Hostoric Battlefield Tour. It was $15.00. But, since my husband is a Viet Nam Vet, the charge was discounted to $12.00. We were escorted by a tour guide for over an hour who provided so much interesting information that we are still talking about it. This also included an audio tour afterwards. This was a wonderful experience.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Skip the headsets/ audio-tour”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

What would a visit be to San Antonio without seeing the Alamo? I mean, it's pretty well a given to do this but really there is soooo much to read and examine on your own inside the structure that you do NOT need the headsets with the audio-tour. Skip the photo outside as well unless you are just wanting to "donate" towards it's upkeep through buying a pic. Save your cash and enjoy RiverWalk dining!

Visited October 2012
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Jefferson MA
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“Visiting the Shrine is Inspriing”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

On arrival during this visit, a group of active Navy personnel were posing for a group photo outside the Shrine. You just had to thank them for their service; it seemed right at such an important national memorial. The film created by Discovery and the museum pieces make this educational and inspiring. They don't charge you to go in, but you haver never felt better about making a donation to keep this site open for visitors to learn about the Alamo and its impact on Texas and the United States.

Visited October 2012
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Naples, Florida
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“Glad that this has been persevered - great history lesson.”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Much smaller building than what you expect. But a wonderful tour and lots of great history. Also a fabulous garden area - well worth the visit. (and did I mention it's FREE).

Visited October 2012
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“Wheelchair Accessible”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Loved the Alamo. I liked that they had people stationed near the exhibits that were able to tell you a little personal history about each piece. It made it a much better experience for us. The Alamo and shrine is very wheelchair friendly.

Visited October 2012
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