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The Alamo, San Antonio

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Texas history comes alive at The Alamo, where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and William B. Travis made their last stand for their territory's independence. Formerly a Roman Catholic church and fortress and now the crown jewel of the UNESCO-designated San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, the mission houses a museum dedicated to the Battle of the Alamo. Tour the restored mission to admire a collection of relics and memorabilia and understand the site's importance in Texas history. Audio guides are available for purchase. Using our custom trip planner, San Antonio attractions like The Alamo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Really enjoyed walking around and see all the buildings new and old while learning about the actual battle that happened there. Even better on the 4th of July. 
    Really enjoyed walking around and see all the buildings new and old while learning about the actual battle that happened there. Even better on the 4th of July.  more »
  • I had been there in the sixties In the middle of a shopping area Lost a lot of its appeal Was disappointed at the way it had changed Still enjoy 
    I had been there in the sixties In the middle of a shopping area Lost a lot of its appeal Was disappointed at the way it had changed Still enjoy  more »
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  • It was great to re-visit The Alamo and watch my husband on his first visit. The historic presenter inside was so knowledgeable and engaging. The audio tour was a real boost to our enjoyment. The whole experience was fascinating, the grounds and buildings are nice and clean and there are places to sit and stop outside of necessary. There is a lot of information presented so if you have time for a quick brush up before you go....I would do it. Great history for our country.
  • The monument was great but it was very odd being located like a strip mall downtown. The grounds were well kept and going early helped with the crowds (which quickly formed). The audio tour was well worth the $9 or so. Although the audio files were not exactly riveting, they were insightful. The best benefit was being allowed in the museum. It's air conditioned, for one... but it also has really cool artifacts to check out inside. All that being said, the history lessen being taught seemed a bit "Texan". Good vs Evil, Cowboys vs Indians kind of thing. Houston sacrificed these people in order to strengthen his chances to defeat Santa Anna later, along with his position to be in power once he did. Seems like there is more to learn there.

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