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The Alamo

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
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All reviews audio tour texas history gift shop long barracks piece of history davy crockett grounds are beautiful historic place great history love history across the street bucket list lots of history history lesson take pictures the river walk alamo
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Reviewed yesterday

History is great. Got a chance to view all the names of the brave people who lost their lives. Souvenir shop was great.

Thank mompat67
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Alamo grounds are beautiful. Large old trees with lush green grass. Museum artifacts displayed so well. Short movie about Alamo informative

Thank Tracy Lynn F
Reviewed yesterday

There is no admission fee, but we opted for the $7.00 audio tour. We spent several hours here enjoying the history and reenactments. I'm usually not a big fan of gift shops, but this one was really well thought out, something for everyone's interest and...More

Thank Q8494HGyvonneh
Reviewed yesterday

We arrived just after lunch. The line wasn't long and it was free. You're not allowed to take pictures inside of the building. There wasn't anything in there anyway. Just the walls (that you aren't allowed to touch). The museum in another building is what...More

Thank Wen9393
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful grounds. Short walk from Riverwalk hotels. It's a fascinating historical site. No charge to enter. Great gift shop on site. Interesting fact: No building can be built in San Antonio that would cast a shadow on the Alamo. Also, the remains of some of...More

Thank nicolejames8760
Reviewed yesterday

We had to go and had to touch it! Say we were there, but that is all. It was smack dab in the middle of town - a little underwhelming. The grounds were very pretty - We were there only about 30-45 minutes. It is...More

Thank Pamela R
Reviewed yesterday

Multiple buildings and restored ruins to walk thru. Informative staff was available to answer all your questions. Located across street from Riverwalk.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 2 days ago

There was a long line to get in when we arrived on a Saturday afternoon but it moved quickly. There was a gentleman dressed in a period costume who was interesting to watch while we were waiting to get in. There were plenty of information...More

Thank t3leonard
Reviewed 2 days ago

A visit to the Alamo helps one appreciate the rich six flag history of Texas. An informative video and museum at the plaza help one understand what happened at the fort and the part it played in Texas eventually becoming the 28th state of the...More

Thank rak77745
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you go to SA, then see the Alamo, but you can see it all in 30 minutes or less and not be rushed. As a historical attraction (free) it's ok, but there are better preserved missions in SA. And the surrounding area is disconcerting...More

Thank Jeff G
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Anna T
September 14, 2018|
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Response from Deanna K | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. It rained quite a bit while we were there. There is some form of walkway in most areas.
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rendya8
July 28, 2018|
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Response from 500Cheryl501 | Reviewed this property |
I dont know. I toured on my own and got a lot of historical information. I saw no need for a guided tour
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tracylynnking
July 15, 2018|
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Response from wifeof25years | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was free but you should pay to see the IMAX before hand it will help you to understand everything so much better
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