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“A reverent monument to Texas heroes”
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 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.
Reviewed November 16, 2012

The must-see in San Antonio. Tells the story of the beginnings of Texan independence from Mexico. There are beautiful grounds to walk as well.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Come for the Shrine, but be sure to visit the grounds. The live oaks are amazing. Take a few extra minutes to see the Long Barracks display.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

All Americans are proud of it and Texans even more so :-) Compared to other attractions, it is relatively small but never the less quite impressive. Don't just walk through, speak to the staff that are on hand. We were told the story of Santa Ana's attacking forces and that of the men that made there stand there in great detail.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

I didn't expect to be that interested in the Alamo, but found it a fascinating place and really understood the story behind it thanks to the excellent presentations by the guides and AV tour.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

We've all seen endless pictures by day (including John Wayne's) but I hadn't seen it by night, when it is particularly spectacular. Couple it with the IMAX movie in the adjoining Mall about the battle and you will be impressed.

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