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“Small but memorable”
Review of The Alamo

The Alamo
Ranked #2 of 231 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 May 29, 2018 via mobile

The Alamo is a must see if you are in San Antonio. It is beautiful inside with a lot of plants and trees. Nothing like it was over 100 years ago. It’s relaxing and brings history to life. Remember the Alamo.

Parking costs at local lots but you can self tour the Alamo for free.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank davidswearengins
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Free for self-guided your. There are a lot of very helpful volunteers to guide you around. There are a lot of artifacts from the Alamo as well as some videos about the history.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CarolH3526
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

I had visited The Alamo 30 years ago on a business trip. I must admit, it looked totally different from much of what I remembered. The church itself had not changed, and really it is not a necessary part of the visit. Avoid the lines and go in the side gate to see the yard and most of the exhibits. Visit the church when there are no lines. Visiting the other nearby Missions will help you to understand fully The Alamo, its' layout, and how it fits in the big picture. Also, be sure to watch the free 20 minute movie shown in the barracks. Plenty of history to be seen while here.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rudy W
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

We recently had the opportunity to travel to San Antonio, Texas. After seeing the Mini-series Texas Rising on TV. Made us want to visit even more. What awesome experience so much history here. As you walk through the church area and noticed the many people that lost their lives trying to defend the Alamo. It took us 2 hours the tour the entire grounds and see all the artifacts available. Staff are very pleasant and knowledgeable of history. The gift shop on site had so many gifts available for purchase. We had a opportunity to get a book signed by famous author who wrote about Alamo. Definitely would recommend.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dianna M
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

A wonderful way to remember some of the many sacrifices that have been made for this country. Please be sure to make time to browse, read, and absorb the history surrounding this site. Free entry, but recommend that you go early in the day so that you don't have to stand in long lines to get in.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 215Deborah
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