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The Alamo, San Antonio

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Texas history comes alive at The Alamo, where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and William B. Travis made their last stand for their territory's independence. Formerly a Roman Catholic church and fortress and now the crown jewel of the UNESCO-designated San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, the mission houses a museum dedicated to the Battle of the Alamo. Tour the restored mission to admire a collection of relics and memorabilia and understand the site's importance in Texas history. Audio guides are available for purchase. Using our custom trip planner, San Antonio attractions like The Alamo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We spent a few hours here; we first took a guided group tour where we learned some interesting historical facts and then walked around the grounds reading everything ourselves to immerse ourselves in....  more
    We spent a few hours here; we first took a guided group tour where we learned some interesting historical facts and then walked around the grounds reading everything ourselves to immerse ourselves in....  more »
  • Great piece of history. Found it easier to read for myself at times especially in the last section. Gift shop was very expensive and the same things were cheaper in shops near the river walk. The... 
    Great piece of history. Found it easier to read for myself at times especially in the last section. Gift shop was very expensive and the same things were cheaper in shops near the river walk. The...  more »
  • The Alamo does an excellent job of conserving the historical structures whilst explaining their significance and the events that led up to the famous battle. I found the audio tour distracting as the....  more
    The Alamo does an excellent job of conserving the historical structures whilst explaining their significance and the events that led up to the famous battle. I found the audio tour distracting as the....  more »
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  • It was great to re-visit The Alamo and watch my husband on his first visit. The historic presenter inside was so knowledgeable and engaging. The audio tour was a real boost to our enjoyment. The whole experience was fascinating, the grounds and buildings are nice and clean and there are places to sit and stop outside of necessary. There is a lot of information presented so if you have time for a quick brush up before you go....I would do it. Great history for our country.
  • The monument was great but it was very odd being located like a strip mall downtown. The grounds were well kept and going early helped with the crowds (which quickly formed). The audio tour was well worth the $9 or so. Although the audio files were not exactly riveting, they were insightful. The best benefit was being allowed in the museum. It's air conditioned, for one... but it also has really cool artifacts to check out inside. All that being said, the history lessen being taught seemed a bit "Texan". Good vs Evil, Cowboys vs Indians kind of thing. Houston sacrificed these people in order to strengthen his chances to defeat Santa Anna later, along with his position to be in power once he did. Seems like there is more to learn there.
  • What an awesome reminder for today's world about politics in America and our Republic. It's a beautifully kept and well maintained site. The gift shop was not over priced and they have on site bathrooms. Considering we drove down from Austin that was a plus. We enjoyed our visit and very family friendly. Statues and buildings are in very good shape and each area had plaques telling a brief story. Definitely a cool experience.
  • We went to the Alamo in San Antonio in December when the city was all lit up. It was beautiful! We walked around and took photos. It was gorgeous! The museum part was already closed, but they let people look around the outer part, and it was beautiful. They had small tents set up in the inner court yard as a display. The trees were strung with lights everywhere! My family enjoyed our visit here.
  • They do require you to wear masks in all of the indoor spaces. It is clean and well kept. The gardens are beautiful. And the historic presentations are very interesting. Over all the staff are very knowledgeable to answer questions and provide additional information. We stopped to see the outside the night before we went to visit the actual attraction. You can buy tickets for a time slot at a booth right outside the Alamo. Over all great experience.

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