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The Alamo

Historic Site and Monument / Landmark
Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
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  • Rebecca T.
    "Sisters Grimm Ghost Tour"(18 Tips)
    Rhonda D.
    "Loved the museum of artifacts and information."(3 Tips)
    Lilith E.
    "... fun, informative, and calming, but no pictures please! ;)"(2 Tips)
    LilyRose G.
    "really crowded but worth"(2 Tips)
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  • Corrie D.
    Corrie DavidsonOctober 13, 2013
    Turn off your cell phone and read the big info cards to learn about this battle and the historic site's past. Walk the grounds for more info and look in the aqueduct for giant fish!
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagFebruary 25, 2015
    Here, Mexico fought for its independence and perhaps most famously, a small group of Texans held out for 13 days in a 1836 battle in their fight for freedom. Just don't ask to see the basement. Read more
  • Tamara J.
    Another wonderful site downtown. It's fun to just get a shake from Hagen Daz then find a shady spot to watch all the tourists taking pictures. Makes me remember what a special place it really is...
  • Candice
    CandiceJuly 13, 2015
    There used to be a lot more reverence for what this place actually was. Now they take pictures at the entrance like you're at a theme park and it's nosy. The new exhibits and the grounds are great.
  • John H.
    John HankusJanuary 9, 2015
    Closes at 530 so get there earlier than that. Parking is very limited with high volumes of both vehicle and foot traffic. Visit the other 4 missions in San Antonio for a real historical tour.
  • Visit San Antonio
    Visit San AntonioMarch 10, 2011
    This year we are commemorating the 180th Anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo, a defining moment in our nation's history. The Alamo Mission is a fantastic place to experience authentic history. Read more
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle MitchellMarch 16, 2015
    All of the historic preservation is amazing. You cannot take pictures inside...but, enjoy the experience without sharing. It's one of those you have to be there type of things. Loved it.
  • Nohariz Iris G.
    Nohariz Iris GonzalezDecember 18, 2011
    If you are in San Antonio, you should definitely wake up early to get some history in! There is so much to benefit in learning about our Nations cities, and the effort it took to become independent.
  • sugardaddie.com
    sugardaddie.comOctober 8, 2013
    Okay, leave preconceived notions at home about the Alamo as it undoubtedly will not be like you saw in a John Wayne movie, But, try looking at the small exhibits and diagrams and let your mind reenact
  • Visit San Antonio
    Visit San AntonioDecember 17, 2015
    More than 2.5 million people a year visit the 4.2 acre complex known worldwide as "The Alamo." For over 300 years, the Alamo has been a crossroads for Texas history. Read more
  • Piatti Ristorante & Bar
    Piatti Ristorante & BarSeptember 20, 2014
    We love our city, and the Alamo is such a central part of who we are. No trip to SA is complete without a visit to this iconic location. -Piatti at the Quarry and Eilan
  • Rhonda D.
    Rhonda DurstMarch 11, 2015
    Visit the gift shop. It is a beautiful building as well. Loved the museum of artifacts and information.
  • Tim C.
    Tim CappsMarch 14, 2013
    Show respect to those who died here when you come. It is a place we should all see as a place of inspiration! It defines us Texans and all we stand for! Remember!
  • kathryn l.
    kathryn lyonsMarch 16, 2015
    Great tour. It is best to see the IMAX short story before you tour the Alamo. Take pictures with the wonderful rangers surrounding the Alamo .
  • Bill B.
    Bill BrendelAugust 27, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    In addition to seeing the Alamo, there are numerous other attractions on the Plaza! just relax in the shade, enjoy a sno cone and people watch! Count how many photos get taken in front of the Alamo
  • Tiffany G.
    Tiffany GoldenJuly 29, 2011
    I come here everytime I'm in San Antonio. I may not go inside, but I go and pay my respects to the brave men who gave their life here. There's always a USAF BMT grad around you can thank too!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BOctober 30
    Must see. Lots of good historical information and artifacts. There is no charge to enter. Currently under some renovations so some of the items in the shrine have been moved out for the duration.
  • David K.
    David K.November 26, 2015
    Always worth the stop -- though it's not open at night it's even more spectacular once the sun is down.
  • Shiloh B.
    Shiloh BlancoApril 20, 2013
    When you finally enter the shrine, you don't have to wait in line...walk around and check stuff out! There are a bunch of exhibits to see! Be respectful, as it is a shrine.
  • Cathy H.
    Cathy HoyDecember 24, 2012
    Beautiful from the ourside and within walking distance to the Riverwalk/River Center Mall. Great area to see and explore :)
  • Danielle B.
    Danielle BourgeoisJune 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The shrine is consecrated to the memory of those who died at the Alamo. Do turn off your cell phone and observe a respectful silence while inside the shrine. Also, no photography is allowed.
  • Jan D.
    Jan DorrJuly 24
    Standing in the middle of history. A must see in San Antonio. Be sure to grab an audio guide on the way in.
  • D. S.
    D. SalinasOctober 14, 2014
    Fun with the family. U can get a carriage ride right outside of it. If u can get a good deal with the drivers, got a 30min ride for 6 people for 80 bucks
  • Tony B.
    Tony BloomJuly 25, 2015
    Don't pass up a visit here. Even just spending a few minutes inside will be worth your visit. Stay longer to really appreciate this landmark!
  • Quentin H.
    Free if you don't want to do the guided indoor tour. Not a whole lot to see, though. Less impressive than I imagined it to be.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MurrayJanuary 20
    Great piece of living history. Aviod the gift shop, anything they could possibly put the Alamo's picture on they did.
  • Vicki H.
    Vicki HoffmanFebruary 27, 2012
    Always a great place to go, and the ATM in the back (if I remember correctly) gives smaller bills instead of just $20.00's
  • LilyRose G.
    LilyRose GuzmanAugust 8, 2015
    Family friendly, great atmosphere, can get really crowded but worth going to
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew StrangeDecember 10, 2013
    Big Waste of time. For real if you like the churchy feel and no where to sit or being crowed while looking at same colored bricks and plaques with names then its the spot for you.
  • Boy R.
    Boy RacerMay 24, 2013
    The greatest Tennessee Volunteer to ever live died a hero here. Davy....Davy Crockett...King of the Wild Frontier.
  • Derek R S.
    Derek R SwartzAugust 14, 2015
    It was a great tour specially at night when the Alamo is supposed to be haunted we had a private tour after they closed for our red knights group.
  • Sandy G.
    Sandy GraffJune 8, 2014
    Don't go to downtown San Antonio and not visit the Alamo. A truly must see monument. Worth the visit.
  • Sean
    SeanOctober 11, 2013
    Wow, so cool to see a part or history in such great shape. Will have to come back when it's open.
  • Katharine R.
    Katharine RobinsonDecember 27, 2011
    In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Miles O'Brian and Julian Bashir enjoy recreating the Battle of The Alamo in the Holosuite. O'Brien even built a scale model of the mission. Read more
  • Hotel Indigo
    Hotel IndigoAugust 19, 2013
    Artifacts, exhibits and a film recount the history of this hallowed ground which has been a witness to history for nearly 300 years.
  • Trevor J.
    Trevor JohnJanuary 13, 2013
    Check out the 15 minute video that explains the history of the Alamo, and don't worry it plays every 20 minutes.
  • Max S.
    Max SklarJune 11, 2012
    When I went here, I dropped my sunglasses in the gift shop. I went back later, and fortunately, I found it stored behind the counter.
  • Dale T.
    Dale TadlockApril 7, 2010
    Be sure to stop and listen to the narrated story of the seige told in a little ampitheater outside the long barraacks. We heard an older gentleman who was amazing.
  • Visit San Antonio
    Visit San AntonioJuly 20, 2011
    While you’re here, pick up an authentic Davey Crockett-style coonskin cap! The kids will have a blast and learn about the brave men who fought to defend its walls. -Casandra Read more
  • Andrea G.
    Andrea GoGuDecember 25, 2012
    Christmas night was amazing, if you going to be on here the next few days come in the night :) it's beautiful <3
  • Priya T.
    Go see the 15 min documentary - free and great for non US tourists like us!
  • Joe T.
    Joe TrevinoJuly 26, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Search Apple Store and enter the word Alamo. It will bring up a 99 cent app that will give you a room by room tour of the Alamo complete with pictures from the Alamo over the years.
  • Cindy A.
    Cindy AbrahamNovember 16, 2012
    You have to decide for your self. I love all the missions. So much history.
  • Coach K.
    Coach KAugust 3, 2012
    If you visit in the morning you can spot the Alamo cat. But once alot of people are around he hides somewhere...
  • Anthony P.
    Anthony PetrosinoJune 13, 2012
    I enjoy coming here at night--- much less crowded, much more reflective of what occurred here.
  • Rebecca T.
    Rebecca ThomasMarch 15, 2012
    Sisters Grimm Ghost Tour is great historically speaking, and they tell great stories but that's about it.
  • Wayne M.
    Wayne McBrayerNovember 11, 2013
    A place any freedom loving America needs to visit. It is beautiful inside and out.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HaulbrookJuly 1, 2012
    Camera's are not allowed in many of the areas...which is probably why most pictures you see are of the exterior.
  • Riggins ..
    Riggins .July 19, 2012
    Park in the garage near Morton's steakhouse, you are two minutes from the Alamo plaza.
  • Melania S.
    Melania SpagnoliAugust 25, 2015
    A really cool piece of American history! The entrance is free
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