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The Alamo

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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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300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved seeing the Alamo. It was incredibly moving to see where so many people perished. The hosts do a good job of directing the guests around and answering questions. The grounds are beautiful--it's a must see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarthaLovesTravel
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Family visited San Antonio for the first time last summer. We did everything that we possibly could in the 5 days we were there. One of the most helpful was the hop on hop off bus. It allowed us to get off at every...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank clearlake195
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So full of history. The buildings are beautiful and well preserved. There's lots of historical markers. You can get in for free or you can take a guided tour and/or rent an audio tour. We took the free route and felt like we got everything...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank loriehines63
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Alamo was very informative, the staff was knowledgeable and the grounds were very pleasant. The Alamo is just one of several missions on the Mission Trail. The best was Concepcion but the other two were interesting as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GlobeTrotting782097
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our grandson to see the Alamo, and did a self-guided tour. He enjoyed the museum, and loved the gift store!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 424maggier
Reviewed 3 days ago

I learned so much. We did the free self tour. There is so much to read and learn about what happened here. Be sure and watch the movie toward the back and right of the property. Very informational and interesting. Nice gift shop. Worth seeing,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank busymom11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the Alamo during a business trip. It is well taken care of. The people working there are very informative on the historic site.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jennifer B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Aside from the history, which is documented by signs or a recorded tour that can be purchased, it is a very interesting old building. there is an additional building with historical exhibits, a shop (of course), and a park-like setting for a bit of wandering....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jano102015
Reviewed 3 days ago

There's so much history here that most attractions would charge for admission. The exhibits describe in enough detail that you can get the big picture of the history here. We didn't take the group tour. I'm sure they would provide additional background info that would...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ConfederateMike
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Learned more seeing and being there then in any classroom! It was a beautiful day, not to busy. Very interesting and gave me a better understanding of what happen. Glad to see it is being preserved. One fact I did not know....no building can be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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27 December 2018|
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Response from 360travelor | Reviewed this property |
If he is a true service dog yes, if he attacks or bits anyone there is a $5,000 starting fine. I have a service dog.
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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.