By Emily Sheers

You will be amazed by all the things San Antonio has to offer. You can go to the zoo, check out the missions and several parks and last, but not least, see the wonderful flower garden. Below you will find some places woth visiting.

The Alamo

The Alamo is one of the most famous and historic monuments to American heroism and sacrifice to the root of freedom. Found in central San Antonio, the Alamo, originally Mission San Antonio de Valero, served as the home of Christian missionaries and their local Indian converts until 1793 when Spanish officials secularized the mission and distributed the land to the local Indians. Spanish squaddies stationed at the old mission nicknamed it "The Alamo".

Feted for the 13 days siege by the regiment of General Antonio Lpez de Santa Anna, the Alamo was shelter to the brave Texas patriots refusing to surrender the mission. Legendary men like Davy Crockett (prior congressman and Tennessee frontiersman), Jim Bowie, and Texas military Chief Sam Houston, were among those finished when the Alamo fell. Today the rich history of the Alamo, the Texas Revolution and those concerned is told with exhibits, artifacts, and the Alamo museums. Visitors are welcome daily to stroll through the mission gardens and the 3 buildings of the Alamo that serve as museums and present shop.

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

When attempting to find things worth doing in San Antonio, visit the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum which is home to the most bizarre and wonderful collections of cowboy items horned animal heads, fish from the planet's seas, and a Wax Museum of Texas History, all inside a genuine western boozer.

The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is just off the River Walk and 2 blocks from the Alamo. Diagonally opposite to the Buckhorn is the Texas Ranger Museum which is home to a collection of western artifacts, revolvers, handguns, shotguns, badges, pictures, and Ranger Town, a recreation of San Antonio round the turn of the prior century.

The Majestic & Empire Theatre

Found in central San Antonio, the Awesome Theatre was built in 1929 and is probably one of the most incredible film homes due to its opulent design and its electrifying atmosphere. The Majestic theatre is home to the San Antonio Symphony and National Historic Landmark. The latest restoration of the important Empire theater brought the complex design of plaster moldings, decorative medallions, maidens, and floral designs once gilded in twenty-three carat gold leafing back to life as it was during the times of vaudeville, silent films, and live theater. The four-story Empire Theater was built in 1913 by Thomas Brady and visitors today are greeted at the entrance to the theater by the recently revived original copper eagle that was lost for a while.

One of the most popular location in San Antonio city is, for sure, the Majestic & Empire Theatre. It is also placed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its importance in the country.

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