San Antonio TX,
Click Here for The Alamo Web Site ( http://thealamo.org/main/index.php )
Because we lost here, we won.
The Alamo is the site of one of the most famous battles in the war for Texas independence. What many people forget though, is that Texans were fighting for the fledgling Republic of Texas and their own freedom, not the US. The Battle of the Alamo, fought by forces led by the Mexican dictator Santa Anna and the Texan commander William B Travis, became a rallying cry that propelled Texan forces to victory at San Jacinto because they were now fighting for both independence and revenge.
All but two defenders were killed in the 13-day siege. Estimated casualties range from 180 to 258. Around the same time, a massacre was also carried out at Goliad. During the Battle of San Jacinto, which lasted only 18 minutes, two battle cries could be heard, “Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!”
The Alamo deserves our utmost respect, and I would recommend at least passing by and taking a moment to thank our troops, both those of the past, and of the present, and honor their sacrifices.
Remember our troops, always.
- Quick trip May 20, 2013
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 3 of 5 stars It's interesting and something you should see at least once in your life but it is a very quick trip can't really make a day of it
- Very Small May 19, 2013
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 3 of 5 stars Don't make this a day event. This should be an half hour event. Very small. Interesting to look at but it will take you about 30 mins to see the whole in …
- Very beautiful May 19, 2013
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars We went for our sons graduation from the Navy A School and toured the city. Very beautiful, clean and everyone was so nice. The wait to get into the Alamo was …
- A site we all should visit May 19, 2013
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars As you walk up the front, its a park setting, people laughing, taking pictures. It just another thing to see. Then you walk up and the walls are broken away f …
- Very Educational May 17, 2013
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars We all enjoyed seeing the Alamo and learned a lot about the city, Texas and the Alamo. The grounds are well maintained and the video was really worthwhile see …
- History You Can Feel May 17, 2013
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars The Alamo has a special place in the history of Texas. You can step back in time and "feel" the battle. I would recommend that before you go to the …
- Better than I had anticipated May 17, 2013
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars I always heard that the Alamo is an underwhelming, small building. I found it to be greater in spirit than size. My family didn't take a formal tour, but …
- 25th Anniversary May 17, 2013
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars Our experience here was very thought provoking. It was amazing to walk in the same places these brave men gave their lives for. It was much smaller than we ha …
- A Must See! May 16, 2013
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 5 of 5 stars I have heard the story of the battle of the Alamo my whole life and I would not have wanted to miss seeing this historic sight. It was an amazing building and …
- Good history lesson for me May 16, 2013
TripAdvisor traveler rating: 4 of 5 stars The audio tour is pretty informative although a bit lengthy towards the end especially for non-Americans who want more of an overview than full detail.
The Alamo is located at the RED marker!Nearby Parks listed at the Green A markers!
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MISSION TRAILS RV PARK (0.5 miles)
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SPRING BRANCH RV PARK (7.9 miles)
FOUR SEASONS MOBILE HOME PARK (8.2 miles)
The Alamo (0.0 miles)
Riverwalk ( San Antonio ) (0.1 miles)
Majestic Theatre (0.3 miles)
Vietnam War Memorial (0.3 miles)
Institute of Texan Cultures (0.7 miles)
Alamodome (0.7 miles)
San Antonio Museum of Art (0.9 miles)
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AT&T Center (3.2 miles)
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