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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.
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

The missions are all beautiful, though we like Mission San Jose' the most. The staff are very helpful.

Visited August 2013
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NEW YORK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“what an amazing place!”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Great film and self-guided tours of these interesting missions. The bike trails look great, but many roads were washed out when we visited making travel between the missions a bit dicey. Of less help was the grumpy ranger who didn't do a great job of helping us understand how to get around.

Visited July 2013
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La Habra, CA,United States
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10 reviews
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“Nice but not in the heat”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

we went to 2 out of the 5 missions. San Jose mission and Mission Conception. Both are very nice and because of the park rangers they made it worth while of seeing. There knowledge was exceptional. I just would have rather seen them in like Oct. The summer is just to hot to be walking around in that heat!

Visited July 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Missions an SA jewel”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Don't miss the beautiful missions of San Antonio, especially San Jose where the national park is. It is the most reconstructed and is an active Catholic parish run by the Franciscans.

Visited August 2013
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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Spread out but enjoyable”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Each mission is a drive from the others - but they are very interesting. I really enjoyed the film at the visitor center that explained how the missions became villages in a sense - providing housing for converted locals. It showed their purpose was beyond that of just religion.

Also a bit of humor that this park contains 4 of the 5 original missions in the area. The 5th one? It's a little place better known as The Alamo. :)

Visited June 2013
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