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Battle For Texas: The Experience

Blum Street, at Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-592-6825
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Part Museum. Part Adventure. See the story of the Alamo brought to life all around you like never before! "The Experience" is a fully immersive museum adventure showcasing the most comprehensive collection of Alamo artifacts ever to be displayed under one roof. Visitors will feel the battle brought to life through sights, sounds, and even smells as they embark on an emotional journey through the 13 fateful days that gave birth to the state of Texas. A 22,000 sq ft attraction with 11-unique and thematic galleries -- each telling a new chapter of the story while weaving the amazing artifact collection throughout. Meet Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie, Sam Houston and other heroes along the way and even even step into Mexican General Santa Anna's tent. Enter the Alamo walls, cross the line in the sand, and make your way through "The Gauntlet" as the battle takes shape around you. The attraction is a treat for Alamo enthusiasts while being designed to be enjoyed by the whole family and includes interactive elements and a finale video celebrating Texas pride that is not to be missed!
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  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Blum Street, at Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
+1 210-592-6825
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We followed others advice and went here first before touring the Alamo. We were very glad we did! Fascinating, comprehensive depiction of events leading up to the actual battle. We did not use the audio tour and were fine with this choice. There is a...More

Thank Pamele_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our concierge recommended this attraction. We had been teaching my son (and learning ourselves) about the Alamo and how it fit into the larger picture of Texas history so it sounded as though it would be a good compliment to our Alamo visit. In fact,...More

Thank JFSD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting the Alamo come a few blocks to the mall and experience the Battle for Texas Experience. You get to see a number of collections from the famous of the Alamo (Crockett, Bowie, Travis) and you get sucked into the experience when rushed down...More

Thank JimK761
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A superb place to learn about and see artifacts of Texas history! Very well laid out and displayed. We could have spent more time here but we were part of a tour and had limited time. The video at the end was great and shows...More

Thank 281cynthiam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far the very best IMMERSIVE BATTLE I've ever experienced! Lots to see, and hear about, and at the last, to feel immersed in!!!!!

Thank A_Memaw
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Shared this experience with my new Airman. We had discounted tickets from the USO, which was good, because I doubt that I would have paid the full price for admission and been satisfied. It was a more in depth experience for the Alamo, complete with...More

Thank darklaura2017
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This museum is located in the lower floor of the River Center Mall. There are artifacts to see and accounts to read. Make sure to plan time to enjoy the exhibit to get the most out of it. Reenactments are done on the weekends for...More

1  Thank lovedmexico
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Place is located in the basement floor of a mall across from the Alamo. They advertise and experience, false advertising. The exhibit is nothing more than a collection of artifacts and they claim to be part of Texas history, don't really know if this is...More

Thank Moose21014
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very well-done museum. It is in the bottom floor of the mall - you take an escalator down right next to H&M. There are a lot of original artifacts to see - (lots of) guns, swords, a few documents, many cannon balls....More

Thank Ashley J
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This visit was well worth the time (not even a history/museum fan).The artifacts on loan from private collectors and the presentation are VERY well put together. Hats off to VOLUNTEERS for THE RE-ENACTMENT at the end. Before you turn in your tickets, please be aware...More

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26 September 2017|
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Response from snafudesert | Reviewed this property |
It's not a video! It's live action and you're a part of it! It last about 5-7 minutes. Re-enactors escort you through the "Alamo scene" with smoke and simulated cannon and musket fire. It's pretty cool. It's something... More
Becki U
26 July 2017|
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Response from Pat H | Reviewed this property |
I know they offer seniors discounts but don't know if anything specifically for teachers. If you are in charge of a group of students, I would assume that your entry would be included in the discounted overall price.
Becki U
26 July 2017|
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Response from Battle-for-Texas-MGR | Property representative |
Teachers may schedule a complimentary tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience to learn about our interactive and educational field trip experiences that we offer to school groups. We offer exclusive discounts for school... More