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The Alamo, San Antonio

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Visit the site of Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie’s last stand for Texas independence at The Alamo. Formerly a Roman Catholic church and fortress, the mission now houses a museum dedicated to the Battle of the Alamo and is located in the heart of downtown San Antonio. 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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  • The Alamo is a well known story but I was very pleasantly surprised by the knowledge preservation of this Mission. I highly recommend all the Missions and also I am very impressed by the new changes t...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our stop here. It is free and then lines were there but only waited 10 minutes to get inside. A must see stop while in San Antonio and lots of things to do in the area too.  more »
  • If you like history, I recommend you visit this place. Is free to get in, so don't worry about that. They offer an audio tourist for rent if you don't wish to read. Is not a big place, so you can see ...  more »
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  • I went to the Alamo back in October 2017 while I was in San Antonio visiting my Girlfriend. She took me after I requested to see if because of my love of U.S. History so this was one place we had to go see. The location is in a vary busy part of town with the river walk mall not to far off from the Alamo itself. Now the Alamo its self had a huge amount of people there and even so its vary well maintained grounds and vary clean. The staff there was all super friendly and helpful. walking into the church there they have a no photography policy inside. Its big and vary well maintained vary beautiful and has this air to it that makes you stop and think. The grounds also have a small garden inside that you can walk around in and they do have coy fish that was my first time seeing them and wow they are vary large. All and all I say go see this place if for nothing else then the historic value. Texas history is as big as the state and this was a place I was glad to visit. I do play on going there again and getting a guided tour to learn more about it. I have recommended it to friends and family and cant wait to see it again.
  • Well preserved, and friendly staff. Guides are useful, but not critical. Actors for reenactments are great story tellers. Crowded. My children loved it. Don't miss the other missions too. They're close by and tours are free. You can park at other missions and bicycle between them on a rental bicycle for cheap. Otherwise, try parking outside the downtown area and ride the bus for cheap.
  • It was nice to see the Alamo in person. I grew up in Austin and my husband in SA and the experience is quite different. I never visited the Alamo as a child, not even with my school, whereas he went often. The site is beautiful and the folks who work there doing reenactments and giving lectures are passionate about their work and very friendly not sure if I would go again anytime soon, but they do have a hall for rotating exhibits so maybe it will be worthwhile again later on.
  • The Alamo is a truly historic place. The best part about our visit was discovering the care and reverence the Alamo is given. There are numerous displays showcasing the history and the people involved. There are many items on display, as well, from everyday items to weaponry like pistols, rifles, cannons, and more. There are staff who are involved in Q & A's while in character, and they do a great job. The area is clean, and there is plenty of room for people to discover more about this fascinating site.
  • I love history and being in this building if it could talk I am sure it would speak volumes of Indian, Spanish, Mexican and American History. The building is well preserved and looks as if the preservation is an on going event. The only detractor is that you can't take photos of the inside. There was a lot I wanted to take pictures of like the doors near the roof and the side chapels. I will be taking my family with me next time as they need to learn about Texas History.
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