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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 very well maintained historical site. Many informational signs to walk your way through and read about it's history. Although there were many people the day we visited, it never felt to...  more »
  • This place really surprised me, the level of conservation in which do is envy, we as Mexicans, we have this type of site to the wholesale in our country and not have them in that State, a pity, unfortunately. This place is emblematic for our neighbors to the North, since for them it represents the large territory that adhered to their country. The story from beginning to end, of course, from his point of view, with which I do not say that it is not true but always a story has two sides, but good, or it is unimportant, what matters here is that this place is worth a visit. The entrance is virtually free, unless you want an audio guide, which has a price, we do not solicit it, but at the entrance of this place you can find the module where you get them. It has a fairly restricted schedule, already that the 5 pm already not can go, so if you are going to visit him, takes into account your closing time so can do so without haste, since it is really advisable to visit every corner of this place. The photo with the front of the Alamo is the obligatory photo and exactly in that facade there is a door where you can enter and access to what would be the main building of what was that great mission.
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  • Any person who has an interest in US history should visit here. Its free unless you want a guided tour so good for family on a budget.  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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To be at the heart of San Antonio's buzzing atmosphere and attractions, stay along the city's River Walk. Lined with hotels of all levels, the area is known for excellent dining and nightlife, and is close to all of the city's main sights. While this area tends to be pricier than other neighborhoods, it is the best option for those traveling without a car who want to take full advantage of their vacation time in San Antonio. For a more rustic experience, venture outside of the city limits to stay at one of the old-world guest ranches that dot the beautiful countryside.
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