Originally the Mission San Antonio del Valero, the Alamo is by far the most famous historical site in Texas, playing a ... More
Originally the Mission San Antonio del Valero, the Alamo is by far the most famous historical site in Texas, playing a significant role in Texas' quest for independence from Mexico. Under the command of Col. William Travis, 189 Texan soldiers bravely defended this fort for 13 days before finally succumbing to Santa Anna's massive Mexican army in early 1836. The chapel and the Long Barrack are all that remain of the fort. Saved from civilian apathy by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the mission is now a museum containing relics from the era. Texans take the Alamo very seriously. Narrated tours are available.
I am glad that we went to the Alamo so that my daughter can say she saw it when she studies it in school. However, I find the Alamo to be a big disappointment. I think they could do so much more with this piece of history. Thank God it is free.
We did do the Ghost Walk on the Alamo grounds. It was a cheesy 90 minutes of bad jokes. My husband was in a wheelchair and the brochure says it is wheelchair friendly. His wheelchair is electric. He could not keep up nor could he hear the speaker. It was a great disappointment.
I was very disappointed. When you go into the Alamo there really wasn't anything of interest to see. Don't waste your money or time. I recommend just driveing by slowly and take a quick look that's about as exciting or interesting as it gets.
We were in the SFTG (ABN) at Ft Sam for medical training (91B3S).. we went and that little bitty short place startled us..
It was alsways soooo big in photos, we mere looked around saw nothing and thought it was an entrance preview.. Surely enough we ask one of the attendants where was the "Real Alamo" of couse "you are here".. couldn't help but laugh..
We were literally escorted of the grounds. (November 1965)
Listen! Just as a few others have said. If you want entertainment goto sea world or six flags. I am proud to be a TEXAN and have appreciation for what went on at the Alamo and the brave that fought for it! TEXAN raised and TEXAN proud!!
If you go to The Alamo you will be disappointed about it, It is small and insignificant. I think it is bored because I can't say it is a museum or something like that, I think The Alamo is nothing at all.
i heard about it for years. so i went to see it for myself. i don't get it. it is an old building where texas get whipped during a war. i don't know why they keep it standing. it just brings back painful memories. the good thing is that it cost nothing to see it. but i recomend the boat ride on the river walk.
About 11 years ago I lived in San Antonio for a spell. I passed the Alamo everyday to and fro work. Finally, on a day off, a friend and I decided to go in.
Words can not express my utter disappointment. It was completely empty save for a few flags! There was a little museum attached but the Alamo itself was barren. If I would have paid to go in, I would have been ubber p.o.'d.
The best part of the Alamo is the outside and the inner little courtyard area where this massive tree reigns supreme.
Last trip to San Antonio, as we were doing the downtown strip - Ripley's Believe It or Not, Palace of Wax, etc., we dropped in for the last 20 mins or so throught the courtyard so we didn't actually go into the Alamo itself. My son has expressed interest in going back for the entire "experience" of the Alamo so when we do the Mission Trails I guess we will see if it has improved.
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