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“Must see” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Alamo

The Alamo
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San Antonio Highlights Tour
Ranked #2 of 262 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.
Rougemont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Must see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

Alot of forgotten history here. Recommend everyone walking thru at least. Tour is a little pricey and you can learn just as much reading the wording at each exhibit. There were several outdoor events going on during my visit and several recreation activities.

Visited March 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Alamo was great, but also, if you didn't feel like spending very much money- you are able to go look at the gardens outside. The gardens are great- complete with palm trees and different types of flowers.

Visited February 2014
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New Buffalo, Mi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Make sure you make it to the Alamo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Unless you read a lot of history, you will learn so much. We didn't take the guided tour, just the self tour and was well worth it.

Visited February 2014
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Mississippi
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“Hey, it's the Alamo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

It is the Alamo. The fact that it is the Alamo is what makes it special. The mission and some of the outlying rooms were neat to see. It did seem that the gift shop was the most popular part. Get your picture taken out front and go inside. It won't blow you away, other than it is the Alamo.

Visited March 2014
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Lahti, Finland
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“Piece of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

A must see when vistiting SA. Important part of US and Texas history. AND IT'S FREE to visit. I recommend to go and watch the free 15 minute film about the alamo inside the Alamo's little film room, its free as well and you get a quick insight on what has happened over there.

Visited February 2014
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