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The Alamo, San Antonio

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#1 of 605 in Museums in Texas
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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  • It's an interesting visit. Although the part of the story that explodes is almost exclusively the Battle of El Álamo, it allows you to discover (if you are looking for the Internet guide) what was once the mission of San Antonio de Valero. It is a small enclosure, with some people who recreate how they fought at that time and also how it was the medicine of the moment.
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  • You can’t fail to remember the Alamo. Remembering the Alamo is compulsory in Texas! This old, largely rebuilt battle site is the most sacred shrine to Texan independence. Don’t be misled by the tacky ...  more »
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  • My husband and I have this as our New Favorite Vacation spot...We have brought our children here on several occasions. Someday every one of our 13 children we are hoping to bring here! Feels very sacred place to visit. Love the History and atmosphere here. Great places to eat, and fun things to do! Highly recommend this as your next family vacation!
  • This is an American treasure chest of history. I had the pleasure of bringing some students here. We were able to enjoy past American history, that alerted our thinking of what the US was like at its humble beginnings. This is definitely a tourist attraction especially for families. The guided tour is excellent. This was the spot of a great battle ground many years ago. It is filled with nostalgia characterizing what was happening at that time. It is worth the time, lines, heat, parking and food. I would do it again. Go online for the specific details.
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