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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. Plan your visit to The Alamo and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our San Antonio trip builder.
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  • Good history lesson. A lot smaller than I imagined though. Lines were long if you want to go inside the chapel area but no line for walking around the rest. Still, a must see in San Antonio. 
  • Going to San Antonio and not seeing The Alamo is criminal. The city has gone to great lengths to make sure that this treasure is preserved. And they have done an amazing job. Yet they still keep resto...  read more »
  • Very cool place. Lots to learn, see and take in. Huge shop at the end which was a bit too big for my likes, but was still a good visit. 
  • Young child perspective: not something that would interest kids, except for the "giant goldfish." There is a nice informative phone tour but I doubt kids would like that. There is a garden to walk around in. Adult perspective: It was neat to be able to say that we have been there. The people working there were not exceptionally friendly. Had an "overworked" attitude. If I didn't HAVE to go so that I wouldn't be judged in life with comments like "you went to San Antonio and never saw the Alamo?!?"- I would say skip it. Bathroom quality: don't know, didn't use. Never saw any. It is free though so you really can stay just a few minutes and not feel like you've wasted money. And it is in a fantastic location near the river walk and other fun things.
  • Fascinating place with incredible history. My younger boys were very interested and wanted to learn more. The only thing I could think that would enhance this would be some type of video media to explain what The Alamo is and it's history. I think that would be kept my boys' interest even more.
  • Incredible Experience! Take the whole day so that you can read all of the plaques and see everything. You do not have to purchase the pictures that they are taking at the front, and you can take your own as well, but theirs are really nice and reasonably priced. I think that the only downer about visiting the Alamo is that they are flying the Mexican flag inside the chapel - What? Um... everyone there perished at the hands of the Mexicans - How disrespectful!
  • the Alamo is in the heart of San Antonio and surrounded by lots of other attractions like the Riverwalk, Menger hotel and so much more. the Alamo was the location of a major battle between Mexico/Santa Anna and Texas residents. Multiple movies have been made about this mission and the battle held here, including the most famous one from 1960 with John Wayne as Davy Crockett. there is no basement if you're wondering but still fun to pretend you're Pee Wee. also lots of fantastic restaurants and shopping near by to keep you busy for hours.
  • Well it's the Alamo. A glorious historical site located in beautiful downtown San Antonio. So many things to see nearby, and walking the river walk is very fun as well.
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