San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, San Antonio
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First established by Catholic missionaries on the frontier of the Spanish Southwest, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park highlights the history behind the colonization of this area. Take a step back into the 18th century and explore the four preserved missions located on the property: Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada. Free, hour-long, and highly recommended guided ranger tours depart from the visitor center at Mission San Jose. While the missions are accessible by foot or bike via the riverwalk trail, they are quite spread out, so traveling by car is recommended. To visit San Antonio Missions National Historical Park on your holiday in San Antonio, and find out what else San Antonio has to offer, use our San Antonio vacation planner.
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  • We really enjoyed the 5 missions we visited. I was disappointed in the lack of exhibits/displays discussing the history of the missions. There were some cell phone displays (call a # from your cell ph...  more »
  • Nice job on reconstructing the missions that go south from The Alamo. It gives you a good idea of the size of these missions set up to educate and train the native Americans 
  • All four missions were instrumental in developping the area. Interesting to see all 4 and their contributions.