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“Another well kept secret...”
Review of Mission Trail

Mission Trail
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$26.93*
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San Antonio Trolley Tour
Ranked #10 of 266 things to do in San Antonio
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River passing four other historical missions.
San Antonio, Texas
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Another well kept secret...”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

There are 4 missions on the mission trail and I visited them all. Admission was free. All were very nice places to show visitors and spend an afternoon.

Visited September 2012
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Houston
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“Must Do!”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

A walking and driving trail. About 9 miles one way. Spanish Missions in Texas at their best. All are magnificant in their own way. Mass is still held in each except The Alamo. Stop at the National Park Visitors Center for orientation and get a map. The driving trail is marked but you have to pay attention to the signage. A nice two hour driving tour and it's free.

Visited December 2012
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Fort Worth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Nice driving tour of south San Antonio”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

All missions are located south of city. Be sure to get a map, it will make navigating easier. Very interesting history of early San Antonio and influence of the Catholic Church.

Visited October 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Beauty of San Antonio's Past”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

The Mission Trail links the San Antonio Missions together and gives the visitor a view of life in seventeenth century Bexar County, the role of the Spanish, and the work of the Native Americans in the construction of these missions. The Missions are in top shape now because they are being considered for the UNESCO designation of a world heritage site. Go to the missions and soak up the quiet, the simplicity of the colonial architecture, and say a prayer for the continuation of historic preservation.

Visited August 2012
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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“Great place to reflect and think.”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

If you haven't been to the San Antonio Missions, you have to go. We started visiting in 2003 and love going back. It is so peaceful and has been kept in its era. You really feel like you were there when it was a settlement. Beautiful. Love taking family photos there.

Visited December 2011
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