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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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  • It's not as big as you'd imagine, and there's not that much to see, but it must be top of the "to do" list in San Antonio for its Spanish and then American history and evocative names from history. 
  • It was open for free yesterday due to it being veterans day. Even with it being in the off season it was pretty busy. It was a nice experience and learning adventure 
  • If you travel to San Antonio - there are some must sees and you will probably be able to get these done in two full days. The first is the Alamo; then the River Walk, Japanese Tea Gardens, and the Cav...  more »
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  • Yes there are tourists swarming all over the place, but this is absolutely a place to visit in the daytime and especially at night. The history is palpable in this place and one realizes how important this place is for Texas history and the diverse group of people who stood here to defend it. At night it is even more gorgeous in its serenity. I have spent an easy hour just looking at this edifice and walking around it and absorbing the history.
  • Beautiful, historic property and grounds. Certainly a must-see, but mostly because of its fame. Combined with other nearby attractions and sightseeing, it is very easy to wander onto this property and stroll around the grounds (one should not pass this up if in the area). The only reason I gave a rating slightly less than perfect was because, aside from fame, I found some of the other missions in town to have more interesting grounds and beautiful architecture.
  • I enjoy working here and seeing different people from all over the world each day. It's free admission to go into the church. They have audio tour and battle field tours available for purchase. Historians and tour guides on site to answer any questions you may have. They have a long barrack museum, gift shop and a free short Alamo film that plays every 17 minutes in two locations. Stop by and also take home a souvenir photograph!
  • Smaller than expected but great place to visit and see one of the most mythical sites in not only Texas but the US. The gardens in back are picturesque and relaxing spot to get away from the city. The Alamo is very easy to access and convenient to many of the other activities around downtown San Antonio. However I recommend getting there early as the lines can get long and it can be trying waiting the Texas Heat.
  • Great to see something so historic to survive in a city core. Great walking tour with information posted throughout the complex. Green gardens make a nice walking area. Great information about Alamo, Republic of Texas. Great time. Didn't try battlefield tour or audio. Likely worth it as well.