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Review of The Alamo

The Alamo
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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 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.
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I enjoyed visiting the Alamo due to the fact that Davey Crockett is related to me on my Dad's side. It had lots of interesting artifacts (no photos allowed indoors). The landscaped grounds were interesting with all the cacti and even koi fish! Nice time all around

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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

If you travel to San Antonio the Alamo is a must see...sure it's not as big as seen in the movies but it is rich in Texan history and it is free. We were lucky enough to make the fiesta where flowers are placed on the fore ground of the Alamo in remembrance of those that died fighting the Mexican army. Easy to access from the River Walk too. Nice gift shop too.

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Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is a MUST see for all tourists and vacationers while in San Antonio. Lots of information on Davie Crockett, Jim Bowie, William Travis, etc. Nothing on Santa Anna, go figure. This is the most visited attraction in Texas.

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Highly recommend seeing the movie. Very informative and learned bits of information I was not aware of. Some neat artifacts on display make the experience memorable.

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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

We had a good time wondering around the Alamo. They have a good display that represents the history. Great opportunities for picture taking. The gift shop was nice and you can buy a variety of souvenirs the proceed go to maintaining the Alamo. If you have a chance to watch the movie made a few years ago prior to visiting I think it helps you visualize that happened there.

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