One Of The Oldest Places In America Is Right Here In Texas And Its History Is Fascinating
San Antonio is best known for the iconic River Walk, but there is another attraction in town that deserves just as much recognition. One of the most historic places in Texas, San Antonio Missions National Historic Park is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas. The park protects four 18th-century Spanish missions that remain in strikingly good condition despite their age. A visit here offers an unparalleled cultural experience that everyone should have at least once in their lifetime.
Admission to the park is free for all ages. Visitors can either drive, walk, paddle, bike, or ride the bus between the missions. For more information about San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, including current hours of operation, details regarding guided tours, and anything else you may need to know, please visit the National Park Service website.
Have you ever visited this incredible place? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our previous article to learn the haunted history behind San Antonio’s most famous mission, The Alamo, which actually isn’t located in San Antonio Missions National Historic Park (it’s just down the street).
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Address: San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, 6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214, USA
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.