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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 Jan 2019 6:52 a.m. PST

Have you visited the historical Alamo?

Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 7:01 a.m. PST

Yep, many times

RKE Steve16 Jan 2019 7:05 a.m. PST


Thomas O16 Jan 2019 7:17 a.m. PST


23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 7:18 a.m. PST


hocklermp516 Jan 2019 7:19 a.m. PST

Yes. Three times.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 7:26 a.m. PST

Quite a few years ago. It catches you by surprised nestled into downtown San Antonio. It had a diorama of the capture of the Alamo in one of the buildings. You should see it.

KevinV16 Jan 2019 7:39 a.m. PST

Yes. Stayed at the Menger Hotel across the street from Alamo. We were there for a conference- on the day of a re-enactment of the battle, on sight. Super cool. Sends shivers down your spine. After the re-enactment both sides hugged and shook hands. Nice touch.

JimDuncanUK16 Jan 2019 7:52 a.m. PST

The Alamo is a bit far from US locations frequented by most UK travellers.

Nearest I have managed on a 2 month US vacation is Amarillo.

Larry Gettysburg Soldiers16 Jan 2019 8:22 a.m. PST

Yes, also John Wayne's Alamo movie set in Brackettville.

Gone Fishing16 Jan 2019 8:23 a.m. PST

No, but I'd like to!

Sundance16 Jan 2019 8:25 a.m. PST

Yes, been there a few times.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 8:25 a.m. PST

I can't remember….

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 8:27 a.m. PST

Yes, when I was assigned to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio I visited several times. I was impressed by the incongruity of the old mission sitting amongst all of the San Antonio high rise builsings.
Never got out to Brackettville however.


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 8:29 a.m. PST

Yes. When my son graduated from US Army Medic Advanced Individual Training at San Antonio.




Also, the AlaGnome where the Gnome Star Republic was surrounded by the MexicaGnomes.


sma194116 Jan 2019 8:33 a.m. PST


whill416 Jan 2019 8:39 a.m. PST

Yes. And I have been to all the other missions around San Antonio.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 8:42 a.m. PST


WarWizard16 Jan 2019 8:46 a.m. PST


VCarter Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 9:03 a.m. PST

Yes – Don't miss the Airfix diorama in the visitors center. Also don't miss out on the water taxi. It's a 24 hour pass. I suggest you get dinner and catch the last one out (I believe they stop loading around 9PM). Ride the whole way for a relaxing way to end the day and you can hop on and off during the following day. We enjoyed it so much that we repeated the full ride the second night.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 9:33 a.m. PST

Years ago when I was at Lackland for basic. What I regret is not getting to Brackettville decades later when I was at Fort Hood. But even starting from there, it would have been a serious trip.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 9:36 a.m. PST

Yes – agree that the Airfix diorama is not to be missed! Interesting place – the secular shrine aspect is a unique experience

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 10:05 a.m. PST

Yes. It doesn't take long to visit.

If you happen to be in San Antonio (or Austin) and have a day free you should go to Fredericksburg TX and visit the Nimitz museum. It is about an hour's drive. I spent seven hours there and did not see everything.

LAP195416 Jan 2019 10:11 a.m. PST

Yes! Stationed at Ft Sam Houston – 1972.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 10:33 a.m. PST

Yes, though only as a child.

45thdiv16 Jan 2019 10:34 a.m. PST

Saw it in 1980 on a vacation with friends. We drove down from Oklahoma.

Vigilant16 Jan 2019 10:56 a.m. PST

Yes, also San Jacinto and the USS Texas. Long way from the UK, but worth it. The Governor's house in San Antonio was also well worth the visit.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 11:47 a.m. PST

Maker sure you see the basement – it's a wasted trip without doing so.

21eRegt16 Jan 2019 12:59 p.m. PST

Nope. Closest was Dallas.

Captain Cook16 Jan 2019 1:23 p.m. PST

Yes, 2017.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 1:34 p.m. PST


377CSG Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 1:47 p.m. PST

Yes in 1970 – going through U.S. Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB.

Cyrus the Great16 Jan 2019 1:48 p.m. PST

Maker sure you see the basement it's a wasted trip without doing so.

I told Dotty and Speck about my disappointment.

14Bore16 Jan 2019 2:06 p.m. PST


Oppiedog16 Jan 2019 2:29 p.m. PST

I better have … I live in San Antonio.

GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 2:30 p.m. PST

Been twice, the diorama was looking a little tired last time I was there.

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 2:33 p.m. PST


Winston Smith16 Jan 2019 2:51 p.m. PST


brave face16 Jan 2019 2:52 p.m. PST


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 3:27 p.m. PST

Yes, several times. I hope to go many more.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 3:29 p.m. PST

Nope, never been to Texas

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 3:42 p.m. PST


Oberlindes Sol LIC16 Jan 2019 3:49 p.m. PST

I was in San Antonio on business 20 or more years ago, and after work (and after the Alamo had closed), I walked around the site.

Does that count as a yes?

Axebreaker16 Jan 2019 4:04 p.m. PST

Yes I have.


Gear Pilot16 Jan 2019 4:16 p.m. PST

Yes. It is just down town. The historic Menger hotel is across the street and worth a visit too. Lots of photos of Teddy Roosevelt when he was recruiting for the Rough Riders.

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 5:02 p.m. PST

I have lived in San Antonio for 10+ years and work at Fort Sam Houston, about once a month on my way home I will take a short detour and stop by the Alamo just to walk the grounds. Beautiful city and mission. Loved the Fess Parker movie as a kid, and the John Wayne film. But the Billy Bob one was by far the most realistic. Great to work and live so close to the Alamo.

oh yeah, I guess that is a YES.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 5:29 p.m. PST

Yes. Driving from CA to PA I made sure that it was one of my stops. I'm glad I saw it. An amazing couple of days.

William Warner16 Jan 2019 5:40 p.m. PST

Yes. I was born in San Antonio in 1946 and grew up there. I was always fascinated by the Alamo and kept scrapbooks of any newspaper articles written about the siege.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2019 5:46 p.m. PST

yes and went to San Jacinto also ,by Houston/pasadena

pmwalt16 Jan 2019 6:07 p.m. PST

Drove past it once when I was sent there for a day trip (military), but didn't have a chance to stop

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