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The Alamo, San Antonio

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#1 of 615 in Museums in Texas
Must see · History Museum · Historic Site
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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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  • An important area of American history should be experienced by all at least once in your life. Travis, Crockett, Bowie, et al, gave their lives. This is how our country grew. Used audio tour $9... 
    An important area of American history should be experienced by all at least once in your life. Travis, Crockett, Bowie, et al, gave their lives. This is how our country grew. Used audio tour $9...  more »
  • We didn't realize we needed a timed entry ticket. By the time we did, all of the morning slots were taken. Fortunately, we were coming back the next day and I made reservations. They were free but... 
    We didn't realize we needed a timed entry ticket. By the time we did, all of the morning slots were taken. Fortunately, we were coming back the next day and I made reservations. They were free but...  more »
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  • The monument was great but it was very odd being located like a strip mall downtown. The grounds were well kept and going early helped with the crowds (which quickly formed). The audio tour was well worth the $9 or so. Although the audio files were not exactly riveting, they were insightful. The best benefit was being allowed in the museum. It's air conditioned, for one... but it also has really cool artifacts to check out inside. All that being said, the history lessen being taught seemed a bit "Texan". Good vs Evil, Cowboys vs Indians kind of thing. Houston sacrificed these people in order to strengthen his chances to defeat Santa Anna later, along with his position to be in power once he did. Seems like there is more to learn there.
  • What an awesome reminder for today's world about politics in America and our Republic. It's a beautifully kept and well maintained site. The gift shop was not over priced and they have on site bathrooms. Considering we drove down from Austin that was a plus. We enjoyed our visit and very family friendly. Statues and buildings are in very good shape and each area had plaques telling a brief story. Definitely a cool experience.

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