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...
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.
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....
Includes rustic stone bridges and winding walks, gleaming pools and a Japanese Tea Garden. On occasion, the Sunken Gardens Theater presents entertainment. The Brackenridge Eagle miniature train offers a 3.5-mile ride around the park. Numerous picnic spots. 3700 N. St. Mary's. Adjacent to the San...
The museum presents art and artifacts from the history and cultures of the American West. Visit website for hours. 210 W. Market St. www.briscoemuseum.org
The Buckhorn Museum features thousands of wildlife exhibits. The saloon features Old West entertainment. The Texas Ranger Museum houses hundreds of Texas Ranger artifacts. Open 10 a.m. daily, call or visit website for exact closing time. Admission charge. 318 E. Houston St. www.buckhornmuseum.com
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