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“Very interesting but audio tour not worth it”
Review of The Alamo

The Alamo
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Ranked #2 of 281 things to do in San Antonio
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Fee: No
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.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The site itself is very interesting and without a doubt worth a visit. The audio tour however is not worth the money. Visitors begin the tour by entering the church. It would be much more helpful to learn some overview of the history which specifically points toward sights of particular interest. Another problem with the audio tour was that the sight is crowded and there are not really good spaces to stop and listen to the audio segments

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was really not that great. Got some good pictures and appreciate the history. Worth a walk by, not not more.
Lots of cheap “boardwalk” attractions in the area take away from the significance of the site.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The historic significance of The Alamo is incredible and to know it’s still here, for the most part, is amazing. Artifacts available to view as well as a gift shop for purchases. An audio tour is available but we self guided. Plenty of historical signs that tell the story.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Texas, one needs to visit the Alamo was what people had told me. So, we went over. This place is in the middle of all these commercial buildings and there was little to see inside. I must say that I was a little disappointed though. It's kind of like seeing the Plymouth Rock when you go to Plymouth, Massachusetts. (The rock wasn't even the original!)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good introduction movie to explain the history of the Alamo battle. then simply walking around to see the site.

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