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“Alamo”
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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 March 1, 2013

Great historical site of the battle. Considered the birthplace of the state of Texas. Close to Riverwalk and shops.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Can't not go to San Antonio and not go here . How interesting and very informative ! Great history lesson would recommend everyone go see if you have spare time , San Antonio it's self is lovely the river walk is great in the evening and what else I saw of San an on my very short stay was great would have loved to have spent a little longer here

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

If you're in San Antonio, you must go to the Alamo (if you haven't been). The free film (about 20 minutes) is very good and you should make time to view it.

Thank Judie F
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

The Alamo is a San Antonio attraction that is a "must see" and also a class act! This wonderfully restored building and grounds was a pleasure to visit. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas have done a fantastic job of telling the story of the Alamo and its historic past.

Not being from Texas we were never taught the real story of what happened. There is a great history lesson here on the descriptive signs on the grounds – we never knew the whole story until our recent visit.

Again, San Antonio got this right. The neighborhood is beautiful, exceptionally clean and accessible by a number of ways; from the River Walk, tour buses and car. This is a must see for anybody coming to San Antonio. Highly recommended!

Thank lobowolf
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

You can't go to SA and not see the Alamo!! Just amazing! We learned a lot and great to visit a place of just great history.

Thank kristenedavis
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