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Mission Trail

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Address: San Antonio, TX
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the...

A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River passing four other historical missions.

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This trail starts in town adn extends down south to all four of the Missions. You can rent bikes or walk. each mission is a ways apart so don't thin you can walk the whole thing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This trail starts in town adn extends down south to all four of the Missions. You can rent bikes or walk. each mission is a ways apart so don't thin you can walk the whole thing unless you have all day.

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minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In Texas this is a must. All 5 of them including the Alamo. We drove. Too far to ride a bike and the heat can get to you. Went in April. Drive from one stop to the next. Easy.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't be fooled, they are not close together. Even in the best of shape walking is tough. We started at Mission San Jose, great architecture , but the main church was closed for a private event. Walked to San Juan, several miles up the river, same thing architecture was amazing but main building not open. Rented bikes from there to... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited 4 of the 5 missions. We did not make it to Mission Esperada before it closed. We were able to walk around the grounds of Mission San Juan, but the mission itself was already closed for the day by the time we got there. Each one had it's on style and there was plenty of information to read... More 

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Thank Cheryl C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was really a wonderful series of places to go to. It was quiet, reverent and old. You can just imagine the history and the depth of drama of changing lives. Very well done.

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Dodge City, KS
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Alamo, Concepcion and San Jose Missions. You can follow the River Walk to all these mission via biking or hiking. We drove to the Concepcion and San Jose and walked from our downtown lodging to the Alamo. All told fascinating history and a must see for visitors to the area.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok. Running the whole length of this trail is not for everyone. I did it this morning, and I'm glad I did. It's not a beautiful trail, but the missions are well kept. If you like history, this is a great and cheap way to see them!

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Start with San Jose Mission and take the tour. Once you understand the history, then the rest of the missions make sense. Have a good map or GPS. Some of the missions are hard to find.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the restoration completion of all the missions and a World Heritage designation, the San Antonio missions have a place of honor. Take a picnic lunch and spend the entire day on the road/trail. There are even bicycle tours.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mission Trail is part of the National Park System and is comprised of 5 Historic missions -- the Alamo, San Jose, San Juan, Conception, and Espada. If you are visiting San Antonio, you should definitely take a day to do the mission trail. You can easily drive from one mission to the next and there is plenty of parking.... More 

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