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“Great history of Texas”

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.
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
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“Great history of Texas”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Loved it! Do not miss the mission when you come to San Antonio start at the Alamo and go back in time.


Visited December 2013
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“want to feel like you are in Mexico”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

You can visit all the missions in the area in about 6 hours. Each has its own charm, they really capture what this country was like back in the 1700's. Good gift shop at one of the missions.

Visited December 2013
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Gainesville, Virginia
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“The Best thing to see in San Antonio”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

All the history that these places hold is great. Best Part it is all Free. I would rec. that you donate some money to keep the places going. Must see all of them. Great photos places. You will learn a lot.

Visited December 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Outstanding National Park ... of a Different Kind”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

When most Americans are asked to name their favorite national park, they might mention Yellowstone, Zion, Yosemite, or the Grand Canyon. Yet not all national parks focus on outstanding natural beauty and the outdoor environment. This first-rate national park is an example of a national park that focuses on culture, history, and important events.

Old Spanish missions dot the southwestern part of the United States, and the examples that are part of this park are in various stages of repair or rebuilding. The four missions in this park are connected by a walking/biking trail (but be careful, because part of the trail may be underwater or under repair). Some of the missions still have congregations and regular masses, while others have only a few walls remaining.

I visited Mission San Jose first because it's the largest restored mission and the facilities include a brief but informative movie and regular tours led by park rangers. This set the stage for visiting the other missions.

If you're a history buff, give yourself at least 4-6 hours to visit all of the missions.

Visited December 2013
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“Best Part of our Visit to San Antonio”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

The kids really loved these missions. We visited all of them, the visitors center and finished the Junior Ranger program. San Jose and Mission Concepcion were our favorites. Watch the roads, as we found the map a little unreliable as roads were washed out or covered in water. But if you follow the detour sign it gets you back.on track.

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