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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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  • Anyone visiting San Antonio would be remiss for not spending an hour at the Alamo. It is free to go and see this piece of history. Recommend going to the Battle of Texas before here if you have the ti...  more »
  • I made a return trip to San Antonio this year, have not been to the Alamo in ten years. Everytime I come I find more items, and interesting displays. Some of the items Phil Collins donated are on disp...  more »
  • We didn’t get to go to the gardens and compounds because of the horrendous lines! Was very surprised at how small it was, but seeing it in person knowing the history that has taken place is magnificen...  more »
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  • Very nice historic experience. Touring the grounds was free when I went and the information available was very interesting and concise. It was extremely crowded when I was there, but it was also a school holiday so it may be better when school is in session. I recommend sitting in on one of the videos they have around the site. It brings together a lot of the other items on display.
  • Amazing piece of Texas history. This place is crowded on weekends and holidays but really is worth it. The grounds are well kept. They have a very knowledgeable staff sometimes outfitted in authentic historical clothing. It is a good place for the whole family to learn about Texas history. They even have a free movie about the story of the Alamo.
  • Cool place that every Texan should go see! We didn't go inside the Alamo because the line was wrapping around the street (Saturday during spring break) but there are plenty of things you can do for free at the Alamo. Lots of knowledgeable people putting on demonstrations and there are some good exhibits. There are also some interesting museums, shops and the River Walk all located next to the Alamo! A great place to spend the day.
  • The Alamo was amazing. The guy working in the museum walked around asking if people had questions and then answered their questions about the different time periods of the Alamo's history. I really likes he didn't just stand in a corner waiting for someone to come ask a question. I wish they would allow pictures to be taken inside the Chapel but I understand and why they have to keep some of the areas fenced off too is understandable. I would go again since there is so much information to read.
  • An iconic historical site in the middle of downtown San Antonio. You read about it as a kid and still get fascinated as an adult. If you like Texas history, you have to come and visit the Alamo. Granted it is only part of the original fort, but seeing it in person is like going back in time. They have authentic weapons, artifacts, and replicated items to show. Not only do you learn about our Texas heroes, but you will also learn about Mexican heritage, as well as about the original purpose of the Spanish built church. There's nice little gift shop at the end of the self-guided tour for the young and old kids alike. If you haven't been here, it's a definite stop you have to make to understand what Texas is all about.

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