"The Alamo" Alamo Tip by PookieRabbit
Alamo, San Antonio: 91 reviews and 170 photos
Touristy and smaller than you would think, should we really remember the Alamo? You bet.
Chances are that you will accidentally stumble on the Alamo without even trying to find it. If not stop. Now I am not asking you to read history books or anything here just get yourself to see either the IMAX film Alamo: The price of freedom at the nearby Rivercenter Mall or The Texas Adventure, just across the road from the Alamo before viewing the actual site. If you decide to see both you can even get a combination ticket.
Now you have done that you can visit the Alamo with at least a bit of an understanding of what went on here. You will still be amazed to find just how downtown it is.
Anyway its all well kept and respectful apart from the pretty tack tourist shop also on site - maybe it pays for its upkeep.
From a UK point of view for a second you may find one thing of particular interest. When looking at the flags of the origins of the people who fell defending the Alamo you will see the usual suspects in many of the US state flags. However you will also notice the English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish flags there. Over 20 of the defenders where from the British Isles.
You will enjoy your Alamo visit much more if you visit late in the afternoon when there are loads less people there.
One quick tip here in case you don?t find it. I noticed quite a few people trying to find the river walk from the Alamo, many heading to the Rivercenter Mall to finally get on it. In fact across the road are some steps which lead down to a small water fall and little stream. Follow this through a hotel lobby and you are onto the river walk.
WEB INFO: http://www.thealamo.org/
Directions: NW of the Riverwalk Mall
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