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“An amazing bit of history”
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 July 30, 2013

We visited The Alamo on a very hot day, so we didn't linger as long as we might have liked. It was great to see this historic location being preserved in the heart of a huge metropolitan city. The addition of air conditioning in the gift shop and mist sprayers in the garden would have helped us enjoy our visit more.

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Ok, the missions are a great set of history that have been well-maintained for years. Admission is generally FREE which is a huge savings except for parking which can be tricky since its downtown. However, the guides do a great job explaining the past to the present with all its beauty & you are also in walking distance of other fun locations like the wax museum & various shops for unique gifts. It's a national treasure worth visiting. Visit during cooler months because outside weather in Texas during July-August is almost unbearable.

Thank Susan R
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Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

The Alamo represents much more than just the physical place it occupies and the mission building that was the scene so many years ago.

It represents freedom from a dictator; the will of a people; proof that some things are worth more than life itself, and the rally cry of "Remember..."

The building is remarkable in its simplicity, and the interior isn't a crowded museum of artifact. They allow a few things to represent the fight and its aftermath, and that restraint is beautiful.

This place adds the swagger of freedom to the humility of a defeat that went far to free it's people from tyranny.

I've been a number of times and every time am enthralled by what happened here. It is small-but most of the great happenings in American History are located in small places (Tombstone e.g.).

This place breathes freedom. I like that.

Thank deacon123
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Alamo is a great place to see and hear some of the dramatic history that made Texas what it is today. The building is filled with outstanding artifacts and factual documentation as well as a short movie regarding the historical event. The grounds are attractive and well maintained and there are narrators who provide historical perspective regarding some of the events which unfolded on this historical site. Sometimes there is a line to get in and see the artifacts and history, but its worth the wait. The line moves relatively quickly and you will enjoy the visit!

Thank Cindy G
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great place to see a well kept piece of Texas history. Waring though, Alamo is free, but parking around is not. Expect to spend some good money for a good "safe place" to park.

Thank Andrew P
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