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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
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Owner description: Historical area that stretches nine miles and contains four important 18th-century missions.
New York
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

The missions are all a but different from one another but give you a real feeling of what they must have been like when they were active as missions. They are still used by the Catholic Church for services for local people.

Visited October 2012
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Easton, Maryland
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“See all four if you have time”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Each one is different, and there are vast differences in the amount of restoration and access, but good to see all four

Visited January 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“A must see in San Antonio”
Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

While the Alamo is the most famous, and has the right to be, Mission San Jose, the Mission National Historic Park is a must see. Entrance is free. The Mission church is still a functioning Catholic community. The mission has been restored as have the Indian quarters. At this time (2013) restoration is still in process and I have on two occasions had great conversations with the stone masons working on the property. The mission church is gorgeous. Be sure to notice the antique graffiti carved around the front entrance. No one necessarily points this out but it's quite interesting. This was done in the early 1800's when the church was mostly in ruins before the facility was restored. As you face the front door, look to the left of the stone facade and find the excellent horse's head an old graffiti artist carved. While all of this is sad to see happened, it is a very interesting touch of history. Graffiti is not new.

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Harker Heights, Texas, United States
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fun Interesting and Educational all at once.”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I toured all the Missions in San Antonio and thoroughly enjoyed the day. The tour guides were interesting and knowledgable of all Missions. The remodeled church is something you must see. All restoration is replicated to it's original structure.

Visited April 2012
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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“The Alamo”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

My husband and I visited the Alamo for the first time in 2012. I was excited but in another way disappointed at the same time. I expected the Alamo to be larger than the actual site. It was historical though. I had seen movies in the past about the Alamo, guess that's why I thought the Alamo was bigger that the actual Alamo!!Still a good trip visiting the Alamo where Texas won their independence from Mexico in 1859! The Alamo was free to enter only required a donation.At the front door of the Alamo a lady was standing at the entrance taking pictures of each couple , etc. . At the end of the tour if you wanted to , the pictures were on sale at the Alamo gift shop.

Visited September 2012
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