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Alamo Plaza

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Address: San Antonio, TX
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Good place to visit

The Alamo and plaza were between my hotel and the riverwalk, so I walked through here a number of times. It is pleasant place to stop and visit, sightseeing, or walk through. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Rapid City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Alamo and plaza were between my hotel and the riverwalk, so I walked through here a number of times. It is pleasant place to stop and visit, sightseeing, or walk through. I think San Antonio has done a nice job by closing off the street that runs right in front of the Alamo, so now it is a walking... More 

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La Marque, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this. It's good for people of any age. I would recommend it, especially for those people who,are interested in historical places.

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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Alamo Plaza has it all. Shaded areas to sit and watch people and the world go by. It is the entry point for the Alamo. It is the place for the evening Ghost Tours to start. It is across the street from a point of entry for the river walk. There is a host of attractions and gift shops located... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The addition of the tour and Snocone carts really take away from the unubstructed views of the Alamo. I recognize that there is always an opportunity to be entreprenurial but there is ample room on the sidewalk and away from the entrance area. There is also a photo concession right at the front door which ensures that there is a... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have all heard the story's in school for American history,now with this visit You and family can live it.This national treasure is not only part of Texas history but also part of American folklore,this mission is so breath taking that we step back to take it all in,try to arrive early as crowds tend to increase as the day... More 

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

Brave people gave their lives here. You shouldn't go if you can't handle being quiet and calm for a few minutes. Interesting historical facts and a good museum are attached.

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Alamo Plaza refers to the area that encompasses the Alamo and the other buildings immediately around it. A stone wall separates the buildings from the rest of downtown and the street right in front of the Alamo is blocked off from traffic. Inside the Alamo is a diorama that shows the original grounds when it functioned as a mission.... More 

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Midland, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Alamo is worthy of a visit. However it deserves more respect than is afforded by the city which allows trashy stores and attractions. Not to mention the lack of respect exhibited by visitors. Once is more than enough.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK so when in San Antonio, the place to go is the Alamo... right? It looks just like the picture. Save your time and pick up a post card instead.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can set on stone walls located throughout the Plaza for free and watch people from all over the country as they line up to visit the Alamo. You could get a coffee or snack at several places across the street to eat here...but no picnic tables.

Thank KathyEP

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