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Mission Trail

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Address: San Antonio, TX
Phone Number: +1 210-932-1001
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the...

A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River passing four other historical missions.

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The History of Texas via Missions.

following the missions - whether in sunny California, Arizona, or Old Mexico is always a lesson in the history of the region. This Mission Trail is full of interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

following the missions - whether in sunny California, Arizona, or Old Mexico is always a lesson in the history of the region. This Mission Trail is full of interesting information. The hardships - American indigenous peoples - the cost of human lives are all part of life in a mission.

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Marblehead, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a car rental and was able to drive to each of the missions. I had brought along my gps which helped in location of each. I believe they also have busses or tours that you to each of them. We chose to do our own thing and like I said in previous reviews there was a phone number... More 

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

recently recognized by the UN as a world heritage site the missions are a key part of San Antonio's history. Originally established as protective locations for native people the missions taught Spanish, agriculture and Catholicism to the original inhabitants. Several sites are currentl operating as parishes for descendants of the native people( though most are identified as Hispanic today). The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mission trail was very interesting. We went to 3 of the 4 missions and it only took around 3 hours to drive and stop at the 3. It was a great time to check out the history of the area. This is an easy thing to do for all.

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Gold Coast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started along the trail quite early, and found the buildings are not opened until 10am. Enjoyed learning about the early settlements by the Spanish priests.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This ride is wonderful. We have done it in spring and fall, both are lovely. We chose to start at the south end at Mission Espada and ride up to the city, stop for lunch in the city, then enjoy the downhill on the return. You can stop at as many missions as you desire, each has its own flavor,... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the missions--so many tourists don't know anything about them--don't realize that they exist...

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to the lowest Mission - Mission Espada - where the guide suggested we drive up to the next mission (Mission San Juan) stopping at the aquaduct first. From there we could rent bikes outside the entrance - $12 for the day per person and you have to check it in once an hour - and ride to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a driving trail with several missions to visit. Our only regret was that several were not open to see inside.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We rented bicycles at Blue Star Bike Shop and rode the trail that links the missions. Kudos to the city for developing a fun and lovely link to all the Missions. I was mostly interested in photography and the trail does not fail!

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