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Mission Trail

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Neighbourhood: Far North Central
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Address: San Antonio, TX
Phone Number:
+1 210-932-1001
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the...

A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River passing four other historical missions.

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Five star hike

I could review each mission but the whole bag of missions is extra special. A good value for your time. And once again it is historic and a lot of fun to see. The old days come... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Stiglitz11
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Real de Catorce, Mexico
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Real de Catorce, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I could review each mission but the whole bag of missions is extra special. A good value for your time. And once again it is historic and a lot of fun to see. The old days come alive here.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mission Trail is a long walking trail suitable for those who like to exercise. The trail brings you along the river and some Missions along.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was without tour and have found these missions a little bit boring. Most interesting is Mission San Jose.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are a cyclist or hiker, using the Mission Trail will introduce you to the Missions-each with a unique story-and the tools that supported their daily existence-the acequia irrigation system and espada dam, one of the oldest still functioning dams in North America.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This activity was on our must-do while visiting San Antonio and it did not disappoint. We had a wonderful time.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got a bus pass, which made the visit to the missions easy and cheap. Interesting introduction to history and relationships between the missions and the native american tribes. Maps and brochures available at each mission were most helpful.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By making this an all day car trip, you wouldn't regret it that is for sure. We started out with the smaller missions and ended at the San Jose Mission the crown jewel.

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When in San Antonio don't just do the Alamo but also it's four sister missions ! You don't need a car , you can do by Bus, Bike or even Foot ! It is only a few miles from the start (Alamo) to the furthest (Espada). Highly recommended and you don't need to be religious but you would be hard... More 

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North Bay Village, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The missions of San Antonio turned out to be the best discovery we made, during our second visit to this wonderful city. The four missions are located on a clearly marked trail. To take this pilgrimage takes you back to when the Franciscan monks came into the area to spread Catholicism, which remains the primary religion in the area. The... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I ride my bike on the Mission Trail as often as I can. One things to note for people looking to visit and check it out, is to know the distance and be prepared. It is not an easy ride for someone with little physical fitness. Round trip from the King William area to Mission Espada and back is just... More 

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