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“It was smaller than I thought”
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 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.
Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“It was smaller than I thought”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

We took the tour and spent an hour there, very informative. They have a wall collage outside with the historic timeline, and also a guide person that was very knowledgeable

Visited December 2013
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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Very Crowded”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

The line was a couple of hours to get in. It was good, but we enjoyed the Mission trail National Park More. Start with the San Antonio mission. Well Worth It.

Visited December 2013
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Parma, Idaho
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“awesome”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have been wanting to see it since I was a kid,I wanted to stay longer but it was freezing in San Antone that day.If you like history you have to go see it

Visited November 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Back in time”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

IF you dislike this place you need to leave texas.This is history at Its best and IM PROUD TO BE A TEXAN

Visited August 2013
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“Piece of history”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

I couldn't believe right in the heart of downtown San Antonio sits the Alamo. I was transported back in time just touching clay walls and dirt floor. Easy to follow directions room to room, tale of events highly visage, loved it

Visited September 2013
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