San Antonio Trolley Tours
Get a quick overview of the town with a one-hour narrated tour, or spend a few dollars more for a two-day hopper pass that lets you get...
Ripley's Alamo Plaza Attractions
Time to throw the kids a bone? After touring historical sites all day, you can reward them with a visit to this teen-friendly trio:...
SegCity Ghost Tours
A fun twist on predictable ghost tours? Do it on a Segway. That means if you do see a ghost, it'll be easier to outrun it. This company...
More than 100 years ago, Teddy Roosevelt recruited Rough Riders from this bar that, incidentally, was a replica of the House of Lords...
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The Alamo information
Find out why the story of the Alamo can rouse a Texan’s sense of state pride like few other things. For many, it’s not so much a tourist attraction as a pilgrimage and you might notice some of the visitors getting downright dewy-eyed at the description of how a few hundred revolutionaries died defending the fort against thousands of Mexican troops.
The main chapel building is now known as the Shrine . From here you can set off for a history talk in the Cavalry Courtyard, hearing one of many perspectives on the actual events, which are somewhat in dispute, or browse the museum in the Long Barrack , which served as a residence for the Spanish priests and later as a hospital for Mexican and Texan troops. There's also a 17-minute-long film, which not only gives you another perspective on the battle, but is an excellent place to escape the heat.