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Review of The Alamo

The Alamo
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San Antonio Highlights Tour
Ranked #2 of 262 things to do in San Antonio
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Fee: No
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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Gardens to visit and history to review”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is a small site but rich in history and flora and fauna. All were pleasant who worked there and I learned a lot about the siege which I'd forgotten or never appreciated.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Interesting Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Visiting the Alamo is one of the MUST things to do in San Antonio. You don't realize how small it is for so many to try and defend and die. Great place.

Visited October 2012
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Arlington, Texas
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“Smaller than you think”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a very important part of Texas history and if you've not been, it's worth the trip. The tours are full of information. I was just surprised by 2 things: the city has encroached RIGHT ON TOP of this historic landmark and the Alamo is really SMALL.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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“Must See!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

The Alamo sits in the middle of downtown, and is an easy stop on your downtown San Antonio tour. Admission to the Alamo is free, but donations are appreciated.

If you are a history fan, you can't miss the Alamo. Even if you aren't a history fan, this is just an awesome place to visit. The large trees and landscaping is very beautiful. There is a free 20 minutes movie, made by the History Channel, that shows every 20 or so minutes. If you are short or have kids, put them down in the front rows because you will not be able to see the tv in the front of the room.

Plenty of things to purchase in the gift shop to remember your trip. I will say that you can get a lot of the items across the street in some of the corner shops and drug stores for 10-20% less than you'll pay for them in the gift shop, but since all the proceeds from the gift shop go toward the preservation of the Alamo I didn't mind.

Visited October 2012
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Ballston Spa, New York
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“One more important place checked off”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Very interesting and moving. What more can you say about one of the most iconic locations in our country?

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