The most famous spot in Texas, Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo) was established in 1718. The chapel and long barrack are all that remain of the original fort. The museum contains relics and mementos from the Republic of Texas and offers stories on the fall of the Alamo. Open 9 a.m.-5:30...
Dominating the plaza in front of the Alamo, the monument was designed by Pompeo Coppini, an eminent Italian-born sculptor who adopted Texas as his home. Names of those who died at the Alamo are inscribed in marble.
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library focuses on the period of the Texas Republic, 1836-46. Collections feature extensive material on the Alamo, including files on each Alamo defender and San Antonio history. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; restricted hours March 6. Closed Dec. 24-25. Loca...
This stadium provides facilities for football, concerts and other events. It's home for the Alamo Bowl college football game each December. Tours only for groups of 10 or more and by appointment. Admission charge. 100 Montana St. www.alamodome.com
In The Amazing Mirror Maze (A 4D Experience), explore endless hallways with thousands of mirrors while trying to find the end. The Vault Laser Challenge is a Mission Impossible-themed game with a challenge to make it through without setting off any of the lasers. Open 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thu. an...
Hidalgo County park at Anzalduas Dam on the Rio Grande offers a covered bird-observation pier, pavilion and boat dock. Enjoy picnicking in a shady wooded area. It is an excellent spot for butterfly and bird watching. About three miles south, near La Lomita Chapel.
Presents Latin-flavored performances and other shows. Several times weekly during much of the year. In the open air of the River Walk below La Villita.
Western landscape oil paintings are displayed in the lobby of the Dilley State Bank. Many trophy mounts of animals native to the Dilley area also are shown. Open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Closed most holidays. 660 Texas 85 W.
Renovated historic buildings house dozens of restaurants, nightclubs, and art galleries. The Entertainment District is downtown along 17th Street. Call 956/686-4357 or visit www.exploremcallen.com/entertainment. The Art District on Main Street is home to the popular First Friday Artwalk and free...
This facility is home to the NBA 2007 World Champion San Antonio Spurs and the San Antonio SilverStars of the WNBA. It also hosts hockey games, rodeos, concerts and special events. Tours are available at 1:30 p.m. on non-event days. Reservations preferred. At Houston and Coliseum roads. www.nba....
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