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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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300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
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All reviews audio tour gift shop texas history long barracks piece of history across the street davy crockett grounds are beautiful historic place great history love history bucket list lots of history history lesson take pictures the river walk alamo
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All that’s really left is the chapel and some of its grounds. It’s sad more wasn’t preserved. Supposedly the state will be taking back the surrounding land for a better attraction. Still you can gain a sense of how small this position was. You can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

When you approach the front of the Alamo Mission Church you will be ushered into a line to have a photo taken which they would like to sell you later in the gift shop. If they need to make money to offset the free access...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank blackduc
Reviewed yesterday

The Alamo is located in the middle of San Antonio, which we did not expect. The grounds and outbuildings are very cool. There is no entry fee, but you can pay for a tour, or an audio tour, or you can go in and look...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trav_LN_now
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you stop in San Antonio for business or pleasure you should try to find an hour or so to visit this most important site. You can hire a local guide or get an audio guide if you wish. The Alamo itself is free to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gumgrove
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Alamo during our recent trip to San Antonio. We found the audio tour to very educational and it added to the whole experience. It is definitely a "must do" if you are in San Antonio.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Moondoggie1957
Reviewed yesterday

We took our granddaughters to San Antonio for a weekend because they had not been to the Alamo before (ages 9 & 11). They thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip - the Alamo, the Riverwalk, & the stay at the Crocket Hotel.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank VernaT84
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s free and close enough from your hotel. Part of our history that many people don’t know. Another must do in San Antonio.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank adrianaf114
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Alamo is a must see, especially if you are a history buff. I took the Alamo battlefield tour and it really brought the experience to a new level!! The entire tour was not only informative but very interesting learning all about the story behind...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jessslikestotravel
Reviewed yesterday

Visiting San Antonio and not stopping by the Alamo to learn a bit about the important historical events that took place here is a mistake. I've now been there 3 or 4 times during various visits to San Antonio and always seem to have a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michelle F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great view of Alamo at night in December. Very festive and makes for wonderful pictures. Easy walk to restaurants and Riverwalk.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.
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
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