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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
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
+1 210-225-1391
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Reviewed today

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

Thank lexy3262
Reviewed today via mobile

It’s the Alamo so the history speaks for itself. You will have to find parking in the city which can be difficult but entrance is free and I thought the gift shop was very nice.

Thank Dallas P
Reviewed today

I went to the Alamo because of its historical relevance. The building is so impressive. Well worth seeing.

Thank dhummel1949
Reviewed today via mobile

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.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent several hours here touring the mission, barracks area and small museum. Great experience and your imagination takes you back to what it must have been like back in the day.

Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Tim W
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Z2665XGmikeh
Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank GrantGLondon
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Matt L
Reviewed yesterday

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

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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