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“Beautiful old missions”
Review of Mission Trail

Mission Trail
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$26.93*
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San Antonio Trolley Tour
Ranked #10 of 265 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.
South Carrollton, Ky
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353 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Beautiful old missions”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

The mission trail is lovely for an afternoon. Each mission is easy to find & each has such beautiful architecture. Very interesting. Be sure to attend the one mission for Sunday church service with the mariachi band.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice Bike Ride”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

visited San Antonio with my girlfriend in January 2014 and have to say this was one of the best things we done (out of many things!). We rented B-Cycles from the Riverwalk & managed to pedal to 2 missions (Concepcion & San Fernando). Amazing places, very relaxing bike ride, plenty to see on the way.

Visited January 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A neat bit of history”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

If you have the time a visit to the old Missions that San Antonio offers is a very neat experience. Most are showing the ravages of age but one of the missions is still functioning as a Catholic church and the surrounding grounds are amazingly still very intact. If you follow the entire trail then plan on most of a day to do this, but you may find what we did on one trip when a spanish lady and her daughter came us to us and another couple and serenaded us outside one of the missions. Quite an experience.

Visited January 2014
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Interesting historic trail”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Interesting to see the proximity of the Missions and their part in the early development of this area

Visited December 2013
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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Good National Park with 4 impressive stops.”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Start at the San Antonio Mission for the most elaborate WPA restoration, and a great bookstore. The Tour here explains the effects of the mission compounds on life and culture in the southwest. This isn't a Religious tour - unless you choose to make it one.

Visited December 2013
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