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The Alamo, San Antonio

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#1 of 602 in Museums in Texas
Must see · Historic Site · History Museum
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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  • I liked the Alamo. I read everything about the heroes and Mexicans. This Alamo is still like it was! I learned so much, but it would take to much to talk about that. Everybody was killed. It was...  more »
  • I would recommend not buying the entrance ticket and just enjoy the grounds that you can explore for free.  more »
  • We enjoyed the history of The Alamo. Would strongly suggest, the tour guide for the total experience. The only thing was there was not much direction on what and where to go to start.  more »
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  • It is definitely a must go if you are around San Antonio. Its pretty good way to experience and actually see the history of San Antonio. Plus the fact that is free makes it even better. At first I have no intentions neither was I interested in going in, but once I got in I was actually impress. I was able to see some pictures, and also see some tools that were use during those times. The Alamo is unique experience and everyone should visit. You can either go for entertainment purposes or for knowledge purposes. I can guaranteed you would not regret visiting the Alamo. The Alamo has something for everyone either you like walking, or you just like history, the Alamo should be in your bucket list. They also provide a place where you can see a documentary if you are into them. Also something else that impress me was that restrooms were really clean even though they were public restrooms. So if you are thinking of visiting San Antonio do not forget to past over the Alamo, also I do not think your wallet would mind spending zero dollars, yes zero dollars because it is free. Take your family and take a trip into the past.
  • What’s more historic to Texas than the Alamo? It’s a great way to revisit the past and learn. Always very clean and well kept. Enjoy your day walking through the buildings and watch a historical video on the Alamo. Love the gift shop, great items for a good cost! Also, it’s conveniently located across from the River Walk so make a day out of it!
  • I loved the Alamo. It's free to attend, but the audio your was a nice touch. The building itself is pretty beaten down but it has a unique feel to it and it is a world heritage site. There is some great historical displays which I found to be very interesting to view. I also appreciated the statues. Would recommend, "Remember the Alamo!"
  • Beautiful to visit but the line to go inside was long. So I didn't get to see inside. Recommend going right at 9AM so you can beat the rush. An amazing free historical site to visit.
  • The Alamo is one of the major attractions to San Antonio. I t tell a great sorry of Texas History about the war between Texas and Mexico. It is located in a great area of the city. You can walk their front many places and is close to the River Walk I would recommend to any one who is visiting San Antonio or hasn’t been here yet to come and check it out.

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