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“Learn a lot of history in a short time”
Review of Alamo Plaza

Alamo Plaza
Ranked #26 of 280 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I've been to San Antonio a number of times but never bothered to stop by the Alamo. I was always under the impression that the famous building I've seen in pictures and movies was "the Alamo". WRONG! What I learned is the famous little building was actually the church that was inside the Alamo. The Alamo fort itself was much larger and some of the barracks remain standing today, though most of the original fort is gone. What remains is well-preserved and the museum and artifacts they have on-site are very impressive. You can learn the story of the Alamo just by walking around and reading the signs and displays. I highly recommend this for families, our children need to learn waht happened here and how people from all over our country (and many European countries too!) came to Texas and gave their lives fighting for freedom.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Must go see!!! It definitely is a beautiful sight.....The History is also very informative, some of the things they don't tell you in History class.....Don't go hungry or full, or you will miss the true values of the place and time spent there....it's bigger then you think!!! Enjoy and take it all in!!

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

It's historical, sacred, interesting, well-kept, and free. The Gardens are lovely. Consider a donation, though not mandatory.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

It's apparent that cheep commercialism more important that honoring a national historical site, the Alamo. The Alamo is a mostly empty shell that you are shuffled through to the souvenir shop, outside across the street the screams of Ripleys house of horrors rides blast completely overwhelming the plaza. Street hawkers are yelling their come ons ..... Visit San Jose Mission instead .

1  Thank Fred S
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

My husband and I were really looking forward to touring the Alamo in Old San Antonio. This place is such a treasure for the area and attracts school children and adults as well. After watching movies of this event, we realized that what we had learned in school was minimal. If you are visiting San Antonio, you have to go see this place. Be forewarned that the parking is challenging! The parking lots that are closer to the Alamo are more pricey. The Alamo is very close to Riverwalk which makes this all the more challenging to park. We found the mall parking lot was pretty easy to access and had plenty of places to park, but you have to go INTO the mall to pay your fee (on the third floor) before you get back into your vehicle to exit. We paid $6.00 in the mall lot, and on another day we paid $10.00 in another stray lot that was nearby. Go with the mall lot since you won't have to walk too far.

1  Thank Kristen F
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