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“Very unique”
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.
San Antonio, Texas
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“Very unique”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

A bit of history which is still standing. Should be on everyone's must see list. So many of America's monuments have been destroyed over the years and these wall where the defenders fought still stand for us.

Visited September 2012
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“It is a must see”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Yes it is a small place but the event occurred in this small place 176 years ago had a great consequence to Texas. The Cenotaph in front of the Alamo is beautiful. We were awed by the shrine of Texas Liberty (a chapel). My teeanger son was engrossed by the Alamo. This place is certainly for people who love history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Moving and Inspiring”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Who hasn't heard of the Alamo? The first time I saw it, i was struck by how small it seemed for such a huge place in our history. We went during a weekday early and there were fewer people. There was a moment that I had to myself to close my eyes and reflect in the quiet about what it may have been like to face such horrible odds; and to know with certainty that you were about to give your life for what you believed in.
When you go, remember it is really a church and a place where brave people met their end; you will be in awe. If you can, take a walking tour of the city and the Alamo will begin to fit into a picture of the era and the city at that time. PS Be respectful; men for heavens sake take off your hat.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Alamo discovery”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Whilst travelling Texas, the Alamo was definitely on the agenda, and I was not disappointed. A historical event come to life through the display and presentations..Wonderful scene setting by the volunteer movie presenter, certainly put you right in the thick of the battle. The statue naming the men that were killed, is a wonderful tribute to these brave frontiersmen. Definitely worth the visit.

Visited November 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“A must see in San Antonio!!”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

The Alamo is a must see when visiting San Antonio. The story of the Alamo is told in the displays on the grounds around the Alamo. The gift shop and museum are excellent.

Visited December 2012
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