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The Alamo
The Alamo

The Alamo

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2,047 Reviews
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas, 78205

The Basics

To understand early Texas history and Texan independence, a visit to the Alamo is essential. Visitors are free to tour the grounds on their own or sign up for a guided or audio tour. The mission complex is a stop on most sightseeing and hop-on hop-off bus tours, which often include stops at Mission San Jose, Market Square, and Mission Concepción.

Travelers can even combine a visit to the Alamo with a cruise along the San Antonio River Walk, or, for those interested in the Alamo's ghostly residents, visit the complex as part of a haunted San Antonio tour.

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Recent reviews from experiences in San Antonio

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Very satisfied
Tony_O, Sep 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
The haunted motel and the Alamo. Joe was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable on the history of San Antonio.
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A lot of fun!
Irina_A, Aug 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
It was something new I tried, it was a lot fun and so easy!! Great experience to study new destinations
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Two thumbs up!
AVIS_W, Jul 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Andrew was the best tour guide and very patient with my husband and I! We learned so much of the downtown San Antonio history. We highly recommend this Segway tour. Tall Texan AJW
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Lots of fun!
Shelley_H, Jul 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Great way to see San Antonio!! Really enjoyed hitting all the hot spots without having to walk everywhere. Its not hard-so dont let that stop you. Bring a water!
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Don’t take this tour if you want to visit the Alamo
Mark_L, May 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Joe was a great guy, terrific tour overall. I would like to have had more information about the Alamo. If you are going to advertise it as a part of the tour, then having more than a quick picture and 1min stop would have been great.
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Educational
Devon_B, Jul 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Our tour guide was wonder!! We had a great time!! Learn a lot of history about Texas!! Would highly recommend
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Great experience!
Melissa_W, Jul 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Andrew was an excellent teacher! I had never done anything like a Segway and he was so patient and I had a great time! He made the three of us ladies feel like family and was very knowledgeable. We will definitely do this again.
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See San Antonio Segway Style
Amy_M, Jun 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Joseph showed us a wonderful tour of San Antonio. Such a fun, entertaining way to see the city. Joseph is an excellent guide. You will have an amazing time!
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Great way to see the city
Robert_S, Jun 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Joseph our tour guide was awesome. Knowledgeable and and good personality. This was the second segway tour I have done. Was not disappointed.
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Great Segway Experience
Scott_M, Jun 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
What a great trip. Joe and Andrew were terrific guides. Bring locals, they shared the inside scoop on things from the history to where to shop snd eat. It was the beginning of the festival and great hearing and seeing what was going on in SSN Antonio. Highly recommend
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Loved it!!
SAM, Jun 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
We loved this tour! Robert was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable. The segways are a great way to explore the city. Would highly recommend!!
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Awesome!
John_H, May 2021
Segway Tour of San Antonio and the Alamo
Veronica was a great tour guide. She was patient with my wife who was apprehensive on segway but she was a total pro helping her..great information and fast way to zip around.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • This site is a must-see for history buffs.

  • Don't forget to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.

  • San Antonio can get hot; be sure to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water.

  • All public areas of the Alamo are accessible for wheelchair users.

  • Keep in mind that photography is not permitted inside the Alamo Church or Long Barrack Museum.

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How to Get There

Alamo Plaza is located in the heart of Downtown San Antonio, just a block away from the San Antonio River Walk. Visitors with a car will find ample parking in the area, though often for a fee. The complex is also located along the VIVA missions and VIVA centro bus routes.

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When to Get There

While the Alamo is open year-round (with the exception of December 25, Christmas Day), many travelers prefer visiting in the off-peak season between early September and early March, mainly due to cooler weather and sparser crowds. Try getting there first thing in the morning or at dusk when the mission is beautifully lit.

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Diving into History at the Alamo

The Alamo's regular calendar of events features free history talks several times per day in the Calvary Courtyard, as well as living history presentations that sometimes include period impressions and live demonstrations of fire starting, leatherworking, or textile making. A 17-minute film telling the 300-year Alamo story is shown in the Long Barracks Theater and the Alamo Arbor.

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