San Antonio Attractions

Your guide to community sponsored San Antonio attractions.
Attractions are what compete for a tourist's time.  These are the best non-commercial ones.




San Antonio Tourist Guide (Home page)
Your complete guide to San Antonio Attractions, River Walk Information, Hotels, Events, Maps and Restaurants.

The Alamo, Mission San Antonio de Valero
What people come to see.  The big battle was here in 1836. The number one attraction in the State!

San Antonio Zoo
One of the top 10 attractions in the State.  This is a world class zoo.  Set in an old rock quarry most of the large animals live in natural settings.  A particularly kid friendly place.

McNay Art Museum
It's free and one of the best art museums in San Antonio.

Institute of Texan Cultures
If you're going to pay good  money for a museum, this is the one to spend it on.  A superb cultural museum.

San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio's finest city art museum, world recognized Latin American and Asian art collections.

Witte Museum
A cultural and natural history museum located in Brackenridge Park.  One of the oldest museums in town.

An incubator for artists of emerging talents.  Provides residence for artists to further expand their talents.

Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
A contemporary art complex for local artists.  Houses galleries and art studios.

San Antonio Art League
Local art league houses primarily Texas artists.  Located in enchanting King William neighborhood.

Southwest School of Art and Craft
Community school of arts and crafts.  Located in historic Ursuline Academy built in latter 1800s.

Mission San Jose
The best preserved mission in San Antonio.  What the Alamo looked like before the battle.

Mission Concepcion
Historic battle took place here four months before the battle of the Alamo.  Church built in 1768.

Mission San Francisco de la Espada
Originally located in East Texas in 1690, this is the oldest mission organization in Texas.

Espada Aqueduct
Constructed between 1731 to 1745, this is the only Spanish aqueduct in the U.S.

Mission San Juan Capistrano
Located first in East Texas it was moved to its present location here in 1731.

San Fernando Cathedral
First begun in 1738, this cathedral has played a central role in the history of San Antonio.  Jim Bowie was married here.

Governor's Palace
Built in 1749 it was the official residence of the military commander of the Texas territory.

La Villita
A neighborhood built outside the grounds of the Alamo in the 1700s, now a community art complex.

King William Neighborhood
South of downtown the area contains many gorgeous homes of the city's influential leaders of the late 1800s.

San Antonio Botanical Garden
Thirty three acres of garden area divided into subjects of conservancy displays, native plants and a formal and display garden.

Tower of the Americas
Built in 1968 and newly refurbished in 2006 at the cost of millions.

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