Attractions near AT&T Center, Attractions near the Convention Center, Museums: One of five missions established in the early 1700's, the Alamo is nearly 300 years old. It is perhaps the most cherished landmark in San Antonio. If you ask around, you will find that all children here and in surrounding towns take at least one field trip to the Alamo as part of their education. Visitors to the Alamo stroll inside and view artifacts preserved in the onsite museum. Texans feel emotion imagining the defenders waking to General Santa Anna's army that fatal morning. The Battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836 became the turning point in the Texas Revolution. Due to the stories of cruelty, many were inspired to join the Texian army. Just over one month later, the Mexican army met defeat at the Battle of San Jacinto. Go back in time, take a few photos and Remember the Alamo.
Historic Sites: Construction began on this one-time mission in 1724. A quiet, shady landmark, it's smaller than most people imagine. It has become a memorial to the last stand of men like William B. Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie in their fight against a much larger Mexican army. If you ask locals, they'll readily tell you just how important this place is to San Antonio, its history, and culture.