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“Putting yourself in History”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Alamo

The Alamo
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Ranked #2 of 265 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.
Glenn Heights
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Putting yourself in History”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Two of my boys had just finished studying the alamo in school so we planned a trip (6,10,13). Wonderful to put yourself right in the place they had just learned about. I also borrowed a few kid-friendly books and the recent most Alamo movie from the library for all of us to watch. I wouldn't take anyone younger than 6 as my youngest wasn't as interested in the actual Alamo and really only cared about the gift shop. Everyone however, really enjoyed the documentary film from the History channel. The wait to get in the Alamo and then for the movie wasn't bad as we went before lunch.

Visited August 2012
Thank Brenda E
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Lebanon, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Must Do”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

This was are first visit to the Alamo and it was well worth it. You can spend several hours there without spending any money. Make sure you go to the movie in the barracks area as it tells you about the history of the Alamo.

Visited March 2013
Thank Mike E
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New Palestine, Indiana
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“It is the Alamo”
Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Appreciate the historical significance. As described in other reviews - not much here and crowded. Wish they charged an admission to spruce up the attraction.

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Bulverde, Texas
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“Historical Outing”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

I'm a history buff and seeing the Alamo was very informative. Seeing the bullet holes and learning about what the men went through just to hold that little fort from the Mexican army was amazing!

Visited April 2012
Thank Sharon D
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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“Great History Lesson”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

I love going to places that are real history and this is one of them. It is very impressive though not as big as you would think. The church is beautiful and the guides very interesting. Highly recommend especially for kids.

Thank Brenda K
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