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“A great reminder of greatness”
Review of The Alamo

The Alamo
Ranked #2 of 286 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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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 6 April 2018 via mobile

My family enjoyed a couple of hours at the Alamo, which is free by the way. The lessons that can be learned there about sacrificing your life for something that you believe in were inspiring. Be sure to check out the video in the theatre telling the history of the mission.

Thank Krista H
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Let me start by saying that I am not a history buff. However, I was somewhat underwhelmed by the Alamo. It's in the middle of the city, across from a very touristy set of Ripley's Believe It or Not excursions and t-shirt shops. It's also very crowded. If history is your thing, you would probably enjoy it. It's just not for me.

Thank southernbelle68
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

It's easy to find, it's beautiful to look at, history is always worthwhile in my book and it is free. It was busy the day we attended, during the Final Four BB tournament and Graduation Day at the Air Force basic training. The grounds are beautiful and it is was so meaningful to me, as the mother of an AF Vet to see all the young Airmen in uniform with their parents. It's an easy walk from the River Walk so go. Was I disappointed at the size? No. That's just silly.

Thank NancyFance
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Alamo is well preserved. It is a lot smaller than I had imagined. It is free to get into the Alamo, but the audio tour costs money. You are free to walk through the Alamo & the grounds as you wish. The museum has a lot of items in it, it was interesting to look around and read about some of the articles. There are several things to do near by also. We were there for the Final Four, so it was pretty busy, but the line to get in moved really fast.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

It’s an awesome and indispensable place to visit when going to San Antonio, It has a very interesting history and it offers many things to learn.
The entrance is free and it includes all the visit by the Alamo and kind of a cinema with real images of the story and history of this place.
The souvenirs at the gift shop are very unique and nice!!
Awesome place to visit very recomendable!!

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