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Review of The Alamo

The Alamo
Ranked #2 of 224 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 28 June 2018 via mobile

We really enjoy spending the afternoon at The Alamo in Texas. It holds so much history and has been taken care of nicely over the year by non profit otganization. Well worth visiting while in San Antonio.

Thank mandyhowland97
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

It’s a lot smaller than I thought but that’s what I was told. We went when it was closing (it closes at 7) so didn’t get to see too much of it but it’s a pretty cool piece of history. Lots of interesting architecture and stories. One part was closed for a private event so missed that. If you’re coming to SA this is definitely a must see. It’s probably a 30-45 minute excursion at most.

Thank Gina N
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

You need to go just because.
1- it’s free
2- it’s a part of American history that many people lost there lives in order to obtain independence.
3- it only takes about 90 minutes.
4- it’s interesting to see people’s names scribbled on the walls from 1836 prior to their demise.
5- To get a sense of how small this fortification was.

1  Thank meisterNewYork
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Let's face it. San Antonio is an ok town but it isn't great. Chances are you will be tempted to visit the Alamo. We all do it. Unless you are serious history buff, the alamo is pretty lame. First off, the visit is free so you aren't screwing anyone by following my advice. Are you ready for it? instead of waiting on the line for the entrance which can snake around the corner on a tourist heavy time of year.....Walk in the Exit! There is no difference between the entrance and exit. They both open a fort with nothing in it. So walk in the exit! Feel free to thank me later. Trust me.

Thank Kevin O
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We could have spent many more hours at the Alamo and probably still not absorbed everything. Pretty good crowd but really no delay in getting into the Chapel area of the complex. Be sure to look at and read all of the placards and informational stands. So much information to take in I really would love to visit again.

Thank Brent B
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