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The Alamo
The Alamo

The Alamo

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Church
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300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
+1 210 225 1391
9am-5:30pm Mon-Sat; 10am-5:30pm Sun
http://www.thealamo.org
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Originally the Mission San Antonio del Valero, the Alamo is by far the most famous historical site in Texas, playing a significant role in Texas' quest for independence from Mexico. Under the command ... Read more
of Col. William Travis, 189 Texan soldiers bravely defended this fort for 13 days before finally succumbing to Santa Anna's massive Mexican army in early 1836. The chapel and the Long Barrack are all that remain of the fort. Saved from civilian apathy by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the mission is now a museum containing relics from the era. Texans take the Alamo very seriously. Narrated tours are available.

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Foster City, California, USA

The letter displayed in the front of The Alamo written by the commander in charge was very touching, simply stating that he and his men will never give up, even though they were heavily out numbered. It was the birth of the republic of Texas.

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Dallas, Texas, USA

This shows the history of Texas and how Texas came to be. This is a great place to take your family for culture and some learning.

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Delray Beach

I can't give this more than three stars because I was really underwhelmed by the Alamo! I thought it would be way bigger! Sadly it wasn't, so I was a bit disappointed. It doesn't take long to walk through and it is a good place for history buffs to visit.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

A Texas cultural icon that is a must-see in San Antonio. It's free to enter and walk the grounds, so there is no reason to pass this place up!

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Go view the historic battle grounds of The Alamo and take a ride on one of the river barges.

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The Alamo Mission in San Antonio is commonly called The Alamo and was originally known as Misión San Antonio de Valero. It was founded in the 18th century as a Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound, and today is part of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site in San Antonio, Texas, United States. It was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, and is now a museum in the Alamo Plaza Historic District.

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Ruston, Louisiana

The Alamo was a good visit. The exhibit is smaller than you'd think, but there was a lot of history.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland

This place is great and the history of it is very wonderful, you should try it and it's free and you will definitely enjoy it.

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Kingwood, Texas

You can't visit San Antonio without visiting this place. Lots to do and enjoy here

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West Covina

Check out this historic site, it's free! You can walk around and see what this place has to offer

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Mesa, Arizona

Great FREE history lesson for the entire family. Once you enter the mission grounds watch the video first to learn about the grounds and what occurred at the Alamo.

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Burns, Kansas

If you never have been, it's a MUST if in San Antonio, just because you can't be in SA and not say you've been! Good history lesson. Most will be a bit disappointed that it isn't like the Alamo in the movies! If you've been before, then seeing it from the outside will probably suffice.

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Lemoore

We were disappointed at first before realizing that the church was not the only place to see, you'll definitely need a map to make sure you can mark everything off! Excellent! A great place to visit to see some history.

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Houston, Texas, USA

Great history! It can get packed, but it is worth the stop if you want the historical feel of SA.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The history of Dallas can be written with this location. The stories and character will be inspirational.

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Dublin, California, USA

Having never quite learned the Texas history, this was a whirlwind view of the war for independence and its prologue and epilogue. Centrally located in downtown San Antonio, the Alamo was one of the original missions established in the 18th century which was later then converted for military use.

Alamo provided the spark of fire which lead to the famous victory against Mexico in just under 18 minutes. The people that sacrificed there, facing siege and no reinforcement, became an heroic icon to represent the struggle against a power went against the people's will, to remind people the strength of standing up for ones belief and rights.

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Local from San Antonio, Texas

Your trip wouldn't be complete without a trip to The Alamo! Less than 30 minutes away, you'll be able to visit The Alamo and the Riverwalk at the same time since both are located in scenic downtown San Antonio.

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Just a short walk down Ave. E. When visiting San Antonio, the Alamo is a must see especially for history buffs.

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New York City, New York State, USA

The location of a pivotal battle during the Texas Revolution, the Alamo is a must-visit destination while in San Antonio. Do yourself a favor and take a guided tour so you can learn the rich history of the famous heroes that died in the Battle of the Alamo. The Alamo is fun for the whole family.

Pro-tip: there is NO BASEMENT at the Alamo as seen in Pee-Wee Herman's Big Adventure, so don't ask.

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Local from San Antonio, Texas

The historic Alamo attracts visitors from all over the world. There are guided tours and gift shops on site.

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