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- 98%History Buffs
- 71%Local Culture
- 59%Family Travelers
- 56%Budget Travelers
- 56%Adventure Travelers
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- AlamoJun 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.
- AlamoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4May 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.
- AlamoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jun 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).Recommended for:
- AlamoApr 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.Recommended for:
- AlamoMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 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.Recommended for:
- AlamoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Jun 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.Recommended for:
- AlamoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesMay 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.Recommended for:
- AlamoNov 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.
- AlamoJan 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.Recommended for:
- AlamoNov 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.Recommended for:
- AlamoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Nov 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.Recommended for: