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“Good historical value”
Review of The Alamo

The Alamo
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San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #2 of 271 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 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 December 6, 2013

Lots of information on the relevance and importance of this site to US and Texan history. Guides are very knowledgable and helpful. Guided tours and audio tours are available. We opted to wander around and asked questions of various guides located throughout the site. Very satisfying 2 hour + visit.

Thank C W
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

A little disappointing. Only one building is original. The picture advertising this site is a relatively new building that houses the souvenir shop. You basically just walk around reading informational signs. There is a 15 minute video made by the History Channel shown on a smaller tv. Interesting, but if you go to San Antonio just to see the Alamo, you may be disappointed. Plus, never did get to see the basement!! :)

Thank teach68022
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

The Alamo is a very important piece of history for Texas and Mexico, as well as the US. The historical displays outlining the history of The Alamo are very professionally done. The grounds are impeccably maintained. A must-see if you are visiting the area. Allow 1-2 hours.

Thank Love2Travel26x2
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

I found the Alamo mission museum to be full of information on how Texas won San Antonio from Mexico. This is no fault of the institution, but it was a little bare of artifacts . Felt that some of the rooms could be filled with replicas of the time. This would make the old Mission come to life a bit more. But I guess these things are limited by funds and committees . Worth the trip nevertheless . Be sure to go to the IMAX theatre to see the Alamo movie explaining how the mission was won over.

Thank Desiree D
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

This was a nice self tour on beautiful grounds. It is a small shrine...I thought there was more size to it. I really enjoyed the re enactment model I the gift shop. It really shows how overwhelmed the defenders were.

It is hard to get a pretty shot of the very front because they have vendors in the front ... I think they could move them over out of the way of the iconic portal.

I recommend this attraction...just don't go expecting it to be huge.

Thank Trekkest
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