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“historic place you must go when in San Antonio”
Review of The Alamo

The Alamo
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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 4 December 2013

This is historical place is very well preserved. No fee. You can give your contribution. More than 2 million people visit it every year. You go by your own strolling around you will learn what happened here.

What happened here is what really important, not the building by itself. There are other places around you can visit after finishing your visit to The Alama, like the hotel and the Alamo Plaza

Thank mango34
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Go on a lovely weather day and you can truly appreciate the beauty that is the Alamo and the grounds that it sits on. (just ignore the downtown hustle and bustle around it). go for a good history lesson, enjoy the walk around the park that it sits in and take some great pictures. It's a nice visit and somber one if you actually do take time to read all that happened there.

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Loved this tour. It's a self tour, you can take your time. There's a 15 or 20 minute historical tour that they give every 20 minutes. Be sure to go to that, it's worth the time!

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Very serene in the gardens, full of history with a lot of reading on big boards. The whole area around the Alamo is kept clear in respect to the people who died there.

Thank Anthony L
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

You have to go to the Alamo if you are in San Antonio. I thought it was pretty neat, the grounds were really nice. There is a nice gift shop on site as well.

Thank Lisa H
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