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Established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero, for over 300 years the former mission now known as the Alamo has been a crossroads of history. Having existed under six flags of independent nations and served as a garrison for five different...more
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I have been here a few times so it was not as interesting this time. The admission is free but you can get levels of guided experiences. As a military mom I was not prepared for the first trip there to be overwhelmed thinking about...More
I said the admission is free but I do suggest if you don’t know much about the battle. There are three levels of guide service available. I suggest if nothing else spend the $7.00 for thaudio tour you won’t regret it.
As the spiritual heart of Texas, no visit to San Antonio is complete without visiting the Alamo. Crowds were small and lines were kept moving. We also enjoyed the video that showed the history of the Alamo. I pray San Antonio remains successful at not...More
If you go to San Antonio and don't visit the Alamo just pack your bags and go home. There is so much history to experience. People say it looks so small. From the outside that may be true because you can't see just how big...More
The Alamo was not in its original condition in that it was superbly air-conditioned. Good thing! It's easy to imagine what it was like in the heat without having to experience it. Also has a spectacular live oak tree.
I think most people may be surprised by the size of the Alamo, but the displays and audio does a great job of bringing it to life. It is truly powerful to see and feel what the defenders must have felt during the attack. A...More
Since I had not much knowledge about the Alamo before I got there this was really interesting. Entrance is free and in the back of the compound there is a film going where the whole battle is dramatized. This is worth a visit if you...More