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BB_TX

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agesilaus wrote:

I continually hear people bad talking the Alamo.
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It is interesting but it is small.

What remains is a small portion of what was there during the battle. And I think it can only be appreciated by those really interested in history, especially Texas history. You really have to study the overall exhibits to understand how it all played out. But then, it is something reverent to us native Texans.

Mission trail should be visited.
Riverwalk is nice for an hour or two and good places to eat.
Mercado is an interesting visit.
Buckhorn and Texas Ranger museum is a good visit.

Something over an hour drive, when no traffic issues, from J.C. to downtown. I would plan to drive down after morning rush hour. And stay until late evening after that rush hour. Do the riverwalk in the evening.

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Austin is closer and the LBJ library is there. College Station has the George H.W. Bush library and site of their burial.


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We visited a couple years ago while camping at Guadalupe River SP. Rode bikes on the Mission Trail in the morning, then did the River Walk afterwards (ate lunch). We normally avoid the big city stuff on a RV trip, since we're from a large city but we had fun. Like others posted, traffic is pretty heavy there.

Guadalupe River SP was a great stop for us. 3 nights there, close to other attractions as well besides San Antonio, but we simply enjoyed swimming/floating in the river at the park the most.

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agesilaus wrote:

I continually hear people bad talking the Alamo.
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It is interesting but it is small.


I was pretty burned on on travel and touring by the time we hit San Antonio. The Alamo was somewhat crowded that day and I just wanted out. Putting my feelings aside, it is very well done, they try to limit the number of people actually entering the building so it is not incredibly overrun. The interpreters are good and there are a number of interesting displays, exhibits, and films in the building and in the out buildings. There are also regular ranger talks on the grounds.

I love museum gift shops, but I was disappointed in the gift shop at the Alamo, they were very proud of their merchandise (that is - very high prices for the items being sold).

We stayed at Traveler's World RV Resort. A good location south of the city with easy access to the Missions and downtown.


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Alamo is nice to see but it's been commercialized now. Didn't use to charge to get in and it was quiet inside and respected. I was there 2 years ago and it's was crowded and noisy but it was still neat to see living history. Enjoy San Antonio tower of America's has a observation deck (like Seattle space needle) the wildlife park is neat to drive thru and there's also naturalbridge caverns.


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We stayed in Johnson city and I would do it again. Visited most of the sites previously mentioned. In SanAntonio. We also liked to visit fredrickburg, Johnson state and federal parks ( they are basically co located) you can also visit luckenback,( won’t take long). Also it is not too far from Johnson city to Austin.. like the hill country of Texas.


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People do complain about the Alamo. I agree with BB_TX. It is only a small portion of what the mission was actually like. One must remember, it was not built in the middle of the town. The town grew up around it. Most mission churches were small, but that doesn't take away from the significance. That's why it's important to do the mission trail and see and experience what the Alamo was really like.

Years ago, we went to Alamo Village, north of Brackettville, Texas, which is where the movie set for the Alamo was created and, I assume, still exists today. It is no longer open to the public. That full-scale reproduction was so very impressive in putting it all into perspective. Even the land around it. . . it is out in the middle of no-where and it is easy to imagine Santa Anna's troops marching toward the compound. There is even a town there built to support other scenes for the movie. It's too bad the family who owns it chose to close it. . . it was truly remarkable. The church itself lies in ruins just as it would have after the battle.

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In Fredericksburg, the Museum of the Pacific War is one of the best military-history museums that I have seen. Even though we live about 70 miles to Fredericksburg, we have been to the Museum several times and seem to be able to find new information on each visit--and the local German food and beer is a plus.

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The Alamo is now run by an agency of the state instead of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas. The intent of the state is to return the Alamo and grounds to as close as possible to what it was in 1836. I believe the state is buying up some of the tacky tourist shops on what was Alamo grounds.
So if you didn't care for the previous version of the Alamo, stand by it's changing.


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