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“Ecclectic”
Review of Alamo Plaza

Alamo Plaza
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Marble Falls, Texas
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88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Ecclectic”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Historical, you can visit the Alamo and see the art in the plaza. Then shop in one of the many nearby shops- you can eat at a nearby restaurant or shop at the Rivercenter Mall, everything is within walking distance.

Visited February 2014
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Atlanta
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“Learn a lot of history in a short time”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

I've been to San Antonio a number of times but never bothered to stop by the Alamo. I was always under the impression that the famous building I've seen in pictures and movies was "the Alamo". WRONG! What I learned is the famous little building was actually the church that was inside the Alamo. The Alamo fort itself was much larger and some of the barracks remain standing today, though most of the original fort is gone. What remains is well-preserved and the museum and artifacts they have on-site are very impressive. You can learn the story of the Alamo just by walking around and reading the signs and displays. I highly recommend this for families, our children need to learn waht happened here and how people from all over our country (and many European countries too!) came to Texas and gave their lives fighting for freedom.

Visited May 2014
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Who doesn't love history???”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Must go see!!! It definitely is a beautiful sight.....The History is also very informative, some of the things they don't tell you in History class.....Don't go hungry or full, or you will miss the true values of the place and time spent there....it's bigger then you think!!! Enjoy and take it all in!!

Visited June 2013
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Rhode Island
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“It's the Alamo, nuff said.”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's historical, sacred, interesting, well-kept, and free. The Gardens are lovely. Consider a donation, though not mandatory.

Visited May 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
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“Commercialism triumphs Alamo”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's apparent that cheep commercialism more important that honoring a national historical site, the Alamo. The Alamo is a mostly empty shell that you are shuffled through to the souvenir shop, outside across the street the screams of Ripleys house of horrors rides blast completely overwhelming the plaza. Street hawkers are yelling their come ons ..... Visit San Jose Mission instead .

Visited December 2013
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