Must Do's
The Alamo
The Alamo is a "must see" for all who come to San Antonio. This 4.2 acre complex is where a small band of Texans held out for 13 days against the Centralist Army of General Santa Anna. Although the Alamo and the 189 defenders fell, the Alamo has come to symbolize courage and sacrifice for the cause of Liberty. Located on Alamo Plaza, the Alamo represents nearly 300 years of Texas history and features exhibits on the Texas Revolution and Texas History.

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The San Antonio River Walk

Every year millions of visitors come to the San Antonio River Walk, an urban sanctuary that winds along the river and offers a unique cultural and relaxing experience like no other. The lush landscapes and relaxing atmosphere can be explored by foot or boat. Learn about San Antonio's rich history aboard a river cruiser from a storyteller who is also the boat captain. Be sure to check out the new River Walk Museum Reach, the 1.3 mile extension that connects the existing River Walk to the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Pearl Brewery.

Imax The Price of Freedom

Relive the Battle of the Alamo on the IMAX Theatre's six-story screen in "Alamo…the Price of Freedom", the Rivercenter IMAX's signature film. Based on a book by George McAlister, the film was shot in 1987 at the set of John Wayne's movie set outside Brackettville, Texas. This wonderful movie reminds viewers of the traditional legends, which help in the understanding of the appeal and significance of the Alamo story. Plus visitors can experience new releases in IMAX and IMAX 3D. The Rivercenter IMAX Theatre is designed to deliver immersive movie experiences, allowing the audience to feel as if they are in the movie.

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The Tower of the Americas
Tower of the Americas The 750-foot tower was originally built in 1968 for the World's Fair. After a multimillion dollar renovation, a historical exhibit and theater ride, Skies Over Texas, were added. Don't miss a 360 degree view of San Antonio that will take your breath away.

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Market Square
Market Square, or El Mercado, is one of San Antonio's most exciting shopping, dining and entertaining experiences. It is the largest Mexican Market in the nation, with over 100 shops selling an array of goods.

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Rio San Antonio Cruises
Rio San Antonio Cruises

Hop aboard Rio San Antonio Cruise barge for an entertaining narrative of the rich history of the San Antonio River. Learn about the city and useful information to help you get the most out of your visit to San Antonio. Cruises are about 35 minutes long and cover one and a half miles of the scenic San Antonio River Walk.

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Mission Trail
Mission Trail In 1718 the first mission was established by Franciscans and Spanish representatives. Within 13 years, a total of five missions were located along the San Antonio River. They were built to convert the native population to Christianity and make them Spanish citizens. Today, visitors can retrace the footsteps of the original inhabitants as they walk along Mission Trail and explore centuries of history and culture. Mission trail includes The Alamo, Mission Concepcion, Mission Espada, Mission San Jose and Mission San Juan Capistrano. The Visitors Center is located next to Mission San Jose, and features a 20 minute film about the early life at the mission, a museum and book shop. Visitors can also join a Park Ranger or Docent on a guided tour of the missions. The tour last 45-60 minutes, and are a great way to learn more about this part of American History.

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San Antonio Zoo
Ranked as one of the top zoos in the nation, the San Antonio Zoo features over 3,500 animals of 600 species on 56 acres. This vast collection of animals was assembled in San Pedro Park in the 1800's. Much has changed since then, and the zoo now has 13 exhibits including Amazonia, Cranes of the World, Hixon Bird House, the Richard Friedrich Aquarium and more.

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San Antonio Museum of Art
Known to the locals as "SAMA", this museum reclaimed the historic Lone Star Brewery and turned it into one of the most impressive art museums in Texas. The museum's permanent collection spans the continents and the decades. The extensive collection includes Asian Art, European and American paintings, Egyptian artifacts, antiquities from Greek and Roman eras, Oceanic art and so much more.

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Insitute of Texan Cultures
This is a cultural experience museum situated on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus. The 182,000 square-foot museum features interactive exhibits and displays that tell the stories of Texas. The mission of the Institute is to engage lifelong learners in the understanding and celebration of Texas cultural heritage through an engaging series of exhibits, programs and special events. Guests are encouraged to interact with the character performers as they bring the museum to life.

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La Villita
Locatd on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita was the first neighborhood in San Antonio. Now it is a thriving art community. It is home to many art galleries, shops and dining hot spots. Spend a day strolling through La Villita and enjoy the history all around you.

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Sea World San Antonio
Sea World San Antonio Sea World San Antonio is the world's largest marine life park. Spend the day with Shamu then head over to the roller coaster Great White, which is Texas' first inverted steel roller coaster or the Steel Eel for a gravity defying good time. Cool off on the Journey to Atlantis which is part roller coaster, part water ride. And there is always the Lost Lagoon water park to splash away the day at. From Shamu to dolphins, seals, sea lions and sharks, Sea World has it all.

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Witte Museum
The Witte Museum Located in Brackenridge Park, on the banks of the San Antonio River, the Witte is San Antonio's premier museum focusing on South Texas history, culture and science. The museum offers exhibits that include dinosaur skeletons, cave drawings, wildlife dioramas, live animals and the four-story HEB Science Treehouse are only the beginning of what the Witte Museum has to offer.

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Six Flags Fiesta Texas Experience thrilling rides, live entertainment and a watermark at Six Flags Over Fiesta Texas. With eight roller coasters, you are sure to get your fair share of thrills. Soak up some fun at White Water Bay, the free waterpark inside that features over 15 wild rides and slides including the Big Bender, the Lone Star Lagoon and Tornado. Visitors will also enjoy award winning shows like Rockin- at Rockville High, Showstoppin' and Country Rocks. Every evening ends with a bang with The Lone Star Spectacular, a multi-media experience complete with lasers, fireworks and music.

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