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The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

300 Alamo Plz, San Antonio, Texas

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  • Visited: December 2009
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
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Beauty and history at the Alamo

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Because the Alamo is viewed as hallowed ground, there are certain rules of etiquette that visitors are expected to follow. For instance, men should remove their hats, no photography is allowed inside the buildings, and people should speak quietly. Children should be reminded to use inside voices and to walk, not run, before entering the building.

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There is a Haagen-Dazs right across the street, south of the Alamo.

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  • Visited: April 2011
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Remember the Alamo!

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Stop by the Gift Center for The Alamo Young Courier Program, an educational activity booklet geared towards children 5 to 10 years old. Inside the booklet are 20 pages of fun and educational activities. You will find everything from a crossword puzzle to a math worksheet in which you must calculate how many shots a soldier can shoot with his musket. Included in the price is the Alamo Young Courier Badge, which my son is really proud to talk about with anyone who has an hour or two to Remember the Alamo!

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  • Visited: September 2010
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2013
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It's Smaller than you imagine

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Hop on one of the trolleys for a relaxing ride to El Mercado or the Riverwalk.

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  • Visited: September 2012
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Must see the Alamo!

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Avoid the busy season beacuse lines will be long to get in.

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  • Visited: January 2008
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Great place to see history

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*Don't touch anything! Staff is not very nice so stay out of trouble. *Get there early to beat the crowds, especially on weekends. The place is small and gets very packed.

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Submitted by: Leigh K.

Did you know that the Alamo has historical significance?  I went here because I saw it in Pee Wee's Big Adventure. I was looking for the basement... the Alamo doesn't have a basement.  It is also a lot smaller than it looks in the movie. Other than that, it was worth seeing, just to check it off my list.  Plus I got to yell really loud and ask everyo...

Submitted by: Joe H.

The Alamo is definitely a place/thing that you hear about, even as a kid growing up in Illinois. But after visiting...I'm really not quite sure what the fuss is about. Sure, I get that it has historical significance. But what I visited was effectively a tiny museum with an obnoxious gift...

Submitted by: Luke W.

This place is historic.  Literally. It is cool that the city has preserved this piece of history for kids to visit and learn about. During the day this place is alive with live music and costumed individuals full of rich history and tales of life bac...

Submitted by: ryan c.

First, the Alamo of today is not the Alamo of 1836.  Probably 99% of the complex is under the buildings across the street, or under the street.  What is there today is just a small portion.  To see how far it extended, walk across the street towards the big hotel.  There you will find the outermost wall, preserved.  They also have a modern wall showing where the corner was.   I took my kids last summer for their first time.  My daughter is 9 so this was a great history lesson for her.  I talked to her about the battle, and who was involved and she was excited to learn that she was walking where David Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Travis walked and died.  We walked across the street to see how big the area was....

Submitted by: Sirena V.

It is awesome that The Daughters of the Republic have been able to preserve this historic building, yet sad that some of the building was destroyed to widen the streets in San Antonio! It is very interesting to go and learn about the Alamo and to really see it! That include...

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