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    Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX Museums

    The Alamo is one of the most famous battlefields in the U.S. This was a former Spanish colonization, Roman Catholic mission, and a fortress during the legendary Battle of the Alamo in 1836 when the Texans were attacked by the Mexican Army. Learn about the battle, history of the building, and Texas history as millions of visitors do every year.

    San Antonio Missions National Historical Park contains the other 4 17th-18th century San Antonio missions (besides the Alamo); Missions Concepcion, Espada, San Jose, and San Juan Capistrano. The missions were around long before San Antonio was a city and continue to influence its culture and way of life.

    The McNay Art Museum preserves and shares the works and estate of painter Marion Koogler McNay for the community's education and enjoyment. There are McNay's original 700 works of modern art (which started the first modern art museum in Texas) and there are now almost 20,000 works in the museum including 19th-21st century American and European sculpture, paintings, and photographs, the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, Jeanne and Irving Matthews Art Glass collection, and Medieval and Renaissance art.

    The Cathedral of San Fernando was built in 1731 and is the oldest church building in Texas and also one of the state's longest in-use churches. The baptismal font is widely believed to be a gift from the King Charles of Spain in the early 1700s. This architecturally intricate cathedral is still in use and is the home of many special events and services throughout the year.

    The Texas Transportation Museum collects and displays vehicles, related artifacts and the history of transportation in Texas, and an operating passenger train for visitors. On display are early model Ford trucks, a steam pumper fire truck from 1898, horse-drawn carriages, railroad cars and locomotives, various antique tractors, and more.

    The San Antonio Children's Museum is a place especially for kids from 0-10 years old for playing as they learn through hands-on exhibits designed around specific principles such as critical thinking and teamwork. Play on a climbing tree, in a Victorian parlor, create a pulley-system elevator, or explore the bubble room!