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The Alamo, San Antonio

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#1 of 576 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 Australian you hear about American history and the Alamo is one of this stories. Was interesting to walk around the outside but it's overpriced if you want to go in. There are some interesting s...  more »
  • It is a must visit place if you are in San Antonio, everyone has seen films and read books about the place. Go there.  more »
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  • Very interesting. I am a native Texan and have visited several times before, but it never gets old. The grounds have improved and are just lovely. I think that there is a bit too much commercialism, but I know that the up keep is expensive. It is very educational. I always feel a great deal of reverence when I stand out front and view the Alamo as a whole.Texas history is very special and the Alamo is a great reminder of the cost in lives that was paid. If you have never visited I would strongly urge you to visit and become familiar with our history, especially if you have children. There is a wealth of knowledge within the walls of the Alamo. "Remember the Alamo!"
  • Alamo- A MUST SEE Come enjoy this historic landmark filled with a wealth of history and stories from caretakers that are enthusiastic. The site is free for visitors but I urge you to spend the $15 for an hour long guided tour! These tour guides are amazing and have all the facts. They build the story from the beginning as you walk along the paths inside and outside of the perimeter walls. When it is time to enter the church, your group gets to bypass the line and gains access to the side rooms. The guides are well versed on the smallest details. So much better than trying to read every exhibit. Enjoy the history all around you.

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