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“Small but historic battle site”
Review of The Alamo

The Alamo
Ranked #2 of 280 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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 June 13, 2013

The museum was busy at the time of my visit - a testament to the genuine interest in the history of the USA and the state of Texas held by many US citizens. The events leading up to the final battle were adequately documented together with the history of the mission. I liked the museum in the Long Barracks - very well presented exhibits. The gardens were immaculate and the souvenir shop - probably the busiest in San Antonio was well stocked although prices were a bit high for some goods.

Reading through the list of Heroes of the Alamo made it clear that men of many nationalities were involved in this particular fight for freedom - just like today.

Worth a visit if in the area.

Thank RobbieBStockport
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

i just wasn't impressed with the Alamo. The sign said donations for admission and then the charge was 6.00 person. Not a bad price, but i thought donations was what you thought trip through there was worth.

Thank trkrnwyfe
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

The lines to get inside were unbelievably long - but it is worth the wait! The Alamo is one of our countries best reminders of what men and women do at the cost of freedom for all of America! The history is amazing and the perseverance of this place has been handled exceptionally well. A must visit in San Antonio Texas!

Thank maxwhite1
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

This was a very educational trip. I learned so much about Texas and how deep rooted the Alamo was in the history. I just wish it was opened a little later in the evenings.

Thank kimberly2269
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Even though it is not very large, it is free and they have many volunteers to guide you and give you facts about the battle.

Thank JerryDecatur_ILUSA
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