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Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle, San Antonio

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Landmark Military Facility
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  • Being on the grounds of an active military base, it will take a bit of an effort for you to get to this place. Leave yourself plenty of time. It is only accessible after going through a screening proc...  more »
  • When we tried to visit, they took not only driver's license info, but ran the driver of our vehicle's social security number (did a background check) and took a photo. After 10-15 minutes of this proc...  more »
  • Not far from downtown, the Quadrangle is located at Fort Sam Houston. It is free to visit; but, you have to check-in at the visitor center at the main gate to get access to the army base. There is a m...  more »
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  • This place was great! The kids loved it, it was pretty quiet, not many people here. We brought dried feed for the animals and the peacocks, ducks, and deer walked right up to us and followed us around. My kids especially enjoyed feeding the deer. The grounds, surrounding building and tower were very nice and maintained. There are picnic tables under the huge oak. Follow the posted warning, don't feed the animals popcorn, crackers, or bread!
  • Came here as a kid and then an adult, loved it both times! Bring some food to feed the deer, and a blanket to relax in the grass. Lots of birds, including peacocks and ducks. Great place to relax and enjoy a gorgeous day.
  • The Quadrangle is an unusual find, a sanctuary for peacocks, deer, and geese. It has historical significance also, with the clock tower and fact that it was used as a movie site. It's also free. You can view military tanks, artillery, and helicopter at the parking lot.
  • I enjoyed feeding the deer and peafowl. The museum was so much fun! The entire family had a wonderful time.
  • Very nice and clean inside. Animals will not run away especially if you have food. It is on an Active Military base so you will have to go to the Visitor Center to get a background check and visitor pass.