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The Alamo, San Antonio

4.4
#1 of 604 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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  • Being mobility challenged was not an issue here as the facility is easily accessed and the staff very accomodating. I had always heard that it was smaller than expected and so it was proven to be corr...  more »
  • The roots of Texas are found at the Alamo. As structures go, it's not that large or imposing. It's the history of it that makes it important. Obviously a must see. A lot of restoration going on right ...  more »
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  • It doesn't take too long to wonder through the Alamo. It is a historical site that is clearly marked with neat facts about the building and grounds that work well for a self guided tour. If you desire they also have guided tours that provides much more insightful stories of the site. It was interesting to listen to the "live in character" actors tell about the weaponry of the period.
  • Time to visit Texas. 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. Visit soon. Cool place!!! I'm wondering how hot it is there today!!!
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