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“Gem of San Antonio”

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
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Ranked #4 of 265 things to do in San Antonio
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Owner description: Historical area that stretches nine miles and contains four important 18th-century missions.
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“Gem of San Antonio”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

If you love history these missions are an absolute gem. These missions are beautiful to behold, you can really feel like you're actually there in times past and imagine the open fields which would have surrounded these impressive stone buildings and feel the life they would have contained.

Visited August 2013
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“A Trip Back in History”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

The history of the South Texas Indians is more impressive than the battles at the Alamo. There is a great video in the visitors center that tells the story of a proud people enslaved by the Spanish. We are really glad we stopped by for a visit while visiting San Antonio. There is a lot more to see than the Alamo and the River Walk.

Visited December 2013
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“A Wonderful Step Back in History”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Everyone visits The Alamo, which is one of the five remaining missions in the San Antonio area. (There were originally six and five remain in various conditions.) We spent a leisurely day visiting the remaining 4 missions - Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan and Espada, each one is unique and picturesque in its own way. 3 of the missions are active parishes. The National Park Service runs the missions and are eager to assist you and answer any questions you might have. If you are energetic the river walk bike trails go all the way to the last mission. The missions are about 2 - 3 miles apart and parking is free.

Visited December 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Great place for families, couples and history lovers”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

The missions are spread out in the southern part of the City. Each is unique with artistic and architectural features to amaze. Mission San Juan also has a nice, peaceful nature trail. The connection of the missions by the Mission Reach Project is a great asset to San Antonio and is a great place to ride a bike (you can rent them nearby). The rangers and interpreters are very knowledgeable about the history of the missions and the area. I recommend taking the tour as it is quite enlightening. The information in the visitor center is also worth the while.

Visited July 2013
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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“For the history enthusiast”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

The park is for someone who can appreciate history and architecture. If you can't do that, you will not fully enjoy this site. I like history, so I had a great time. The Park system has done a great job in maintaining the area, the grounds and keeping up the facilities.

You can spend a whole day here or just a quick drive by or short stop on the tour bus. I do appreciate that they have kept up and maintained the sites.

Visited December 2013
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