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The Alamo

Open today: 09:00 - 17:30
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
+1 210-225-1391
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 May 2006

After reading some of the reviews on this sight, I did not think that my family (with 2 kids under 4) would enjoy the Alamo. Boy were we wrong. After persuading the kids that dead people weren't inside (I shouldn't have told them about the...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 April 2006

We took our four children to the Alamo - ages 11, 10, 7, and 4. It was very interesting. It took probably a half hour to see it. There is a lot of things that you can read in more detail (plaques on the wall,...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did a tour with Lee and he was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and friendly. You can access the Alamo for free but the walking tour was $15. Well worth it.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was very interesting. A must see if in San Antonio. We were a little surprised that the park area around it was quiet small.

Thank JonandLaura1
Reviewed yesterday

Not too touristy and an "original" experience with the story and facts shared well by displays and staff.

Thank Guinness287
Reviewed yesterday

There's no basement so unfortunately PeeWee's bike isn't there! But that's not actually why we went there. If you go on a weekend they have musket shooting, which was pretty cool. Didn't do the listening tour but enjoyed walking around on our own. Watched the...More

Thank JSJ56303
Reviewed yesterday

We toured the grounds and building – we didn’t do a narrated or audio tour - just the free self guided tour. This is a 300 year old former Spanish Mission turned fortress. Toured the shrine, courtyards, and fountains. Lots of information posted to read...More

Thank Heatherru
Reviewed yesterday

We have a toddler so we didn't get to spend a ton of time here. He preferred watching the squirrels outside to reading plaques. Otherwise I would have definitely done the audio tour. We did go into all the buildings and looked at the exhibits....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

How does one review an important and cherished location such as the Misión San Antonio de Valero? This sacred place marks such an important battle, it seems silly to rate it. From a visitor perspective I can say that it is not at all what...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Being from Australia, we didn’t know anything about the history of the Alamo, apart from the fact that it was an important attraction in San Antonio. We booked a guided tour which was definitely worth doing. Jillian was very knowledgeable and gave us a good...More

Thank Vicky T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We could not get in to the main building because the line went on for what seemed like a mile so we did everything outside. It is a really neat place to get a grasp on history and was quite surreal. I would recommend going...More

Thank spike9090
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sadly, I was never much interested in the history of the Alamo, which I am now ashamed of. This is worth a visit, it's beautiful, the guides are helpful, and the re-enactors are great. Annnnnd, you'll learn a lot, I certainly did.

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Anna T
15 September 2018|
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Response from Deanna K | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. It rained quite a bit while we were there. There is some form of walkway in most areas.
28 July 2018|
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Response from 500Cheryl501 | Reviewed this property |
I dont know. I toured on my own and got a lot of historical information. I saw no need for a guided tour
15 July 2018|
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Response from wifeof25years | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was free but you should pay to see the IMAX before hand it will help you to understand everything so much better