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Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
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  • AlamoPro 2014
    Ryan Windsor (Reserve123)
    5 Jul 04, 2014

    The Alamo is a must visit location when traveling to San Antonio. It is full of history, will not take up your entire day, and puts you in the heart of the action for before and after you take the tour.

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    Celina G
    2 Jun 29, 2014

    We took our grand children to the Alamo. We especially liked the video of its history prepared by the History Channel. The Alamo is a wonderful Texas landmark. Unless you enjoy historic sites, you may want to do a quick run through the Alamo and its buildings. It is literally across the street from the River Walk.

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  • AlamoPro 2014
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    4 May 22, 2014

    Not much to say about the Alamo. It was pretty cool, old and an interesting and bloody battle happened there. For the US that seems like a rare thing to be able to see. The museum is free and the interior plaza is nice with a great big awesome tree and nicely kept plants.

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    Bailey Klentzman
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    5 Jun 19, 2014

    I will always love the Alamo. The architecture is beautiful, and it's a great way to learn a little bit of Texas history and culture. The Alamo is inconspicuously right in the middle of downtown, so it's near a lot of things, but when you're there, you don't feel like you're in the middle of a big city. There are always vendors and food carts outside of the Alamo during busy season (tacos, shaved ice, etc).

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    Flora W
    4 Apr 09, 2014

    If you have the time - FIRST - see Mission San Jose and learn some history about all the the San Antonio missions at their visitor center. This will give you a much better understanding of what the "Mission DE Valero" (the Alamo) might have looked like before the battle of the Alamo.

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    Baxter Jackson
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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    Mythic Texas at its finest - Davy Crocket, Jim Bowie, Santa Ana and a blaze of glory that still burns brightly in the Texas psyche. Pee Wee Herman fans should ask to see the basement and Ozzie Osborne fans the spot where he had to use the loo. Essential Texas.

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    Metzae
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    4 Jun 19, 2014

    It doesn't matter how cliche or touristy it may be, this is a must-see destination for anyone who visits San Antonio. The area is beautiful and the building is historic. History buffs will love it as much as art lovers. You can feel the age of the place with every step you take on the practically-ancient floors. It isn't boring at all. It is something you must visit.

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    Tommy B
    5 Aug 25, 2013

    Originally the Mission San Antonio del Valero, the Alamo is by far the most famous historical site in Texas, and it's only 7/10 of a mile from the front door of the Casa Linda Guest House!

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    Dennis Janssen
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    5 May 22, 2013

    There is a lot of history here. I would certainly recommend joining the VIP guided tour or at least purchasing the audio tour, so you get the "stories behind the stones", it makes the total experience a lot more interesting. Picture taking is not allowed inside the buildings, by the way. Also be sure to watch the short movie (15 minutes) about the battle for the Alamo between the Texans and the Mexican troops of Santa Anna.

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    Luz L
    5 Nov 01, 2013

    More than 2.5 million people a year visit the 4.2 acre complex known worldwide as "The Alamo." Most come to see the old mission where a small band of Texans held out for thirteen days against the centralist army of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Although the Alamo fell in the early morning hours of March 6, 1836, the death of the Alamo Defenders has come to symbolize courage and sacrifice for the cause of Liberty. The memories of James Bowie, David Crockett, and William B. Travis are as powerful today as when the Texan Army under Sam Houston shouted "Remember the Alamo!" as it routed Santa Anna at the battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. Just a short walk from the River Walk, the Alamo is a "must see" for all who come to San Antonio. Admission to the Alamo is free.
    www.thealamo.org
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    Head
    5 Mar 13, 2013

    The Alamo is a beautiful fort with an amazing history. Bought a 'coon skin hat while I was there. I will most definitely "remember the Alamo."

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    Tarina Peterson
    4 Jan 06, 2013

    So much of Texas pride and history revolves around this place. It's interesting to see from a historical perspective but I found it a bit odd simply because so much of San Antonio has grown up around it and the Alamo seems to be squished in.

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    Sandra Mack
    4 Nov 08, 2012

    In the middle of downtown it looks out of place. You literally walk around a corner and its just sitting there. Would recommend for anyone coming to visit SA. Its a legendary piece of history. The grounds are well kept and preserved. There is a shop inside the main building where you can but touristy type artifacts.

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  • AlamoPro 2014
    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Nov 01, 2013

    The most notable of the five Spanish Missions, San Antonio de Valero, was built in 1718 and is better know as the Alamo. It was here that one of the most important events in Texas history, the battle of the Alamo was fought at this site. In 1836 a small band of Texas freedom fighters were holed up in the Alamo. These Texans were surrounded by thousands of Mexican soldiers under the command of General Santa Anna. The Alamo was eventually overrun by the Mexican Army, and everyone was martyred for the cause of Texas Independence.

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    Maggie Techert
    4 Aug 26, 2012

    There was a lot to learn about the Alamo. I was surprised; just thought it was a building to go see.

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    Liav Leshem
    3 Aug 08, 2012

    don't know whats all the fass about the Alamo. it has an historic significant but it looks really bad and old.

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    Lisa Sheffield
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    We went on a Saturday Marchy 16th, 2007. The Alamo is closed on Saturdays I would have though it would have been closed on Sunday.

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    Kathryn Hargis
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    It was great, took the ride on the river, lots of great views from the boat. Nice out door cafes on the broadwalk.

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    Stephanie Knotts
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Was not the worst and not the best. Part of history something I wanted to be able to say I have been there and saw that.

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    Erika Litteral
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    free admission and a great place to learn about Texas history. It gets very hot in the summer. Please go early in the morning or during the cooler seasons.

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Originally the Mission San Antonio del Valero, the Alamo is by far the most famous historical site in Texas, playing a significant role in Texas' quest for independence from Mexico. Under the command of Col. William Travis, 189 Texan soldiers bravely defended this fort for 13 days before finally succumbing to Santa Anna's massive Mexican army in early 1836. The chapel and the Long Barrack are all ... read more
that remain of the fort. Saved from civilian apathy by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the mission is now a museum containing relics from the era. Texans take the Alamo very seriously. Narrated tours are available.