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Review of The Alamo

The Alamo
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San Antonio Highlights Tour
Ranked #2 of 260 things to do in San Antonio
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 armies, the Alamo has a rich history and a heritage to inspire Texans and people around the world. Although the Alamo is best known as the site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, all 300 years of Alamo history are vital to our story. Visitors to the site can take a guided battlefield tour, rent a self-guided audio tour, walk through the historic Alamo Church and Long Barrack Museum, listen to a history talk given by an Alamo Interpreter, participate in living history demonstrations, watch a documentary on the history of the Alamo, and much more. Admission to the Alamo is free, but there is a charge for guided and audio tours. Tours may be booked online in advance through the Alamo's website or purchased on-site.
Edmond, Oklahoma
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

Please take the time to do a tour of the Alamo. The guides are very informative on its history. The gardens are immaculant. Many places i. The shade for you to sit and imagine life at the Alamo. If you are not into guides, there are many signs to read to help you understand the history of events.

Visited July 2011
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Rockaway Park, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“This is a must do in San Antonio”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Plan on spending the day here. See the movie first and then head on over for the tour. Visit the museum exhibits and splurge for the self-guided tour with the headsets. It may seem small, but there is a lot to see and learn.

Visited January 2012
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San Bernardino, California
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“siteseer by nature”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

it was interesting but alot smaller than i thought. we wonder around the city for 2 hrs looking for it, and walk through it in 15 minutes. but history is history.

Visited February 2012
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Visit at Night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

The Alamo takes on a special quality when the whitewashed walls are lit up at night. Great time to take pictures and less tourists.

Visited April 2012
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“a sobering experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

the birth of Texas. very well done! i particularly liked the preserved artifacts. a great history lesson for Americans!

Visited April 2012
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