Local Area Attractions
San Antonio has much to offer and Alamo/San Antonio KOA is located right in the center of every thing. Experience the city’s rich heritage when you visit our well-preserved landmarks, ranging from five 18th century Spanish colonial missions to an opulent 1860s residential area to museums displaying exhibits and artifacts that celebrate our past. San Antonio is home to a vast array of attractions and events to enthrall the kiddies as well as Mom and Dad. So bring the entire family and discover what makes San Antonio the perfect family vacation destination
Paseo Del Rio - San Antonio's River Walk
The river walk is a 2.5-mile cobblestone pathway along the bank on the San Antonio River located in the heart of town. Walkways lead visitors to river-level shops, restaurants and nightclubs. You can view the River Walk from a relaxing gentle ride down the San Antonio River with the Yanaguana Cruise. Information here.
San Antonio Hill Country
Erected in 1718 as a church and fortress, it became the symbol of Texas independence. During the Texas-Mexican Independence War in 1836, it was defended and lost to the last Texan. Soon "Remember the Alamo" became synonymous with Texas Independence.For more information: http://www.thealamo.org/visitors/sanantonio.php
The charm of the "Little Village," located one square block from the heart of San Antonio, should be savored. Often called a hidden treasure, La Villita is rich with history in a setting alive with artists and craftsmen, shops and restaurants. Take the self-guided tour and enjoy the unique area at your own pace.
San Antonio Missions
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a cultural oasis located in the heart of one of the nation's truly dynamic cities. Preserved within the national park are four Spanish Colonial missions, each with an active parish church -- Missions Conception, San Jose, San Juan and Espada. These outstanding cultural treasures are physical reminders of the Spanish empire's monumental effort to colonize North America.
Institute of Texas Cultures
The Institute was built in 1968 for San Antonio's World's Fair. Experience a unique hands-on research, education and communication center focusing on Texas history and culture.
San Antonio Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens include over 33 acres of native Texas exhibits and seasonal floral displays.
The Hertzberg Circus Museum
The Hertzberg Circus Collection and Archives consist of over 20,000 items: artifacts, prints, memorabilia, posters, lithographs, handbills, photographs, recordings, sheet music, audio and video tapes, books and magazines.
Tower of the Americas & HemisFair Park
These attractions are settings from the 1968 World's Fair. The Tower of Americas offers a 750 ft. ride to its observation deck, with a breath-taking panoramic view and a 5-star restaurant and bar. Enjoy the Water Garden with spectacular fountains and playground.
Sea World of Texas
Many exhilarating rides, a fun-tastic water park, nature's most amazing animals that are just waiting to be discovered, splashy shows, big name entertainment, and special event weekends all here for your enjoyment at Sea World of Texas.
17 acre water park offering water slides, the largest wave pool in south Texas an extensive Kiddie area something for everyone.
Splashtown San Antonio is 20 landscaped acres of cool, clean water excitement!
Location - Just 3 minutes north of downtown San Antonio
Over 50 Rides & Attractions
FREE Life Jackets
Covered Public Picnic Area
Restaurant & Concessions
Lockers for Rent
Professionaly Trained Lifeguards
Restrooms with Shower Facilities
Sorry, NO outside food or beverage allowed in the park. No pets allowed. Swim Diapers required in park.
Splashtown Accepts Discover, Master Card, Visa, American Express and Cash.
United States Army Medical Department Museum
The Museum collection consists of Army medical equipment (including captured medical equipment used by foreign armies), uniforms, artwork, photographs, and scales models. The Museum is also assembling a collection of restored and replica ambulance vehicles. Also on display is a significant collection of American prisoner-of-war memorabilia and equipment which illustrates the continuing care and "service above self" which is the foundation of Army medicine. The Museum has the improvised medical instrument set used by then Captain Thomas Hewlett to treat his fellow prisoners in Japan during World War II, as well as Army Nurse Corps prisoner-of-war material from the Philippines.
Market Square / El Mercado
At Market Square / El Mercado, you'll find great shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Natural Bridge Caverns
One glimpse will leave you with memories for a lifetime! Here are colors to excite the artist, shapes to challenge the sculptor. This is a subterranean paradise that's truly a photographer's delight. The helpful tour guides will enjoy sharing with you the more than 10,000 different formations along Natural Bridge Caverns' safely paved, well-lit walkways.
San Antonio Museum of Art
One of the largest in the southern United States, the museum specialized in Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquities, Asian art, Latin American folk art and 18th and 19th century American paintings. The museum also offers an active schedule of major traveling exhibitions, special events, and cultural festival.
San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo is an accredited member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association. With 3,400 animals representing 700 species, it is also one of the largest collections in the country. The exhibits are displayed in the naturalistic settings created by the tree-lined San Antonio River and the limestone cliffs of an old rock quarry.
Six Flags / Fiesta Texas
San Antonio's show park has live shows, rides and food. Six Flags includes a large water park and a lot of fun rides for everyone.
San Fernando Cathedral
San Fernando Cathedral was founded in 1731 and is the oldest, continuously functioning religious community in the State of Texas. The Cathedral building has the added distinction of being the oldest standing church building in Texas, and for all of its more than 28 years, has been serving the people of the archdiocese and San Antonio.
To learn more go to: http://www.sfcathedral.org/
Alamo Classic Car Museum
Texas' largest and most popular auto museum showcasing antique, classic, exotic, sports pedal cars, fire trucks, motorcycles, motor bikes, scooters, antique tools, baby buggies, toys and more.
Prime Outlet Mall
Stores like Bugle Boy, Calvin Klein, Bath & Body Works, Bag n Baggage, Golf Manufactures Outlet, KB Toy Liquidators to name but a few.
All of Gruene is placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now once again a thriving community complete with specialty and antique shops, river outfitters, restaurants, food and entertainment.
Texas' only cavern with 100' waterfall. Cascade Caverns is a "fairyland" of fragile, delicate, and crystal clear formations. The Cavern is water-formed with millions of glistening drops of pure Water reluctantly falling on spectacular rock formations. A designated historical marker, the cavern's 100' waterfall is the grand finale of a 45 minute guided tour. Open daily year round with a constant 68 degree temperature. Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar Situated in the ruins of a 100 year old cotton gin overlooking the Guadalupe River in Historic Gruene.
Gruene Hall is Texas' Oldest Dance Hall. The Hall was instrumental in starting the careers of many singers and has hosted many famous singers and events. Of special note is the film "Michael", starring John Travolta, whose dance scene was filmed in Gruene Hall.
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
The ranch offers an African Safari Texas style. In the comfort of your own automobile, drive through and enjoy over 200 acres of picturesque ranch land, viewing exotic wildlife from six different continents. Sixty-five different species roam freely as in their own natural habitat.
Inspired by the developer's autistic daughter, this unique 25-acre park caters to those with disabilities but is chock-full of activities, rides and themed areas for everyone to enjoy. Upon arrival all visitors are given a radio-frequency identification wristband that tracks their location, allowing parents and caregivers peace of mind from the get-go. Other special features include secure entry and exit points, braille signage, first-aid stations and a service-animal rest area. You can hop or roll into an all-terrain vehicle and traverse a winding 1,800-foot-long track, take a mile-long scenic train trip, or ride a horse or wheelchair-friendly chariot on the colorful carousel. Pirate- and butterfly-themed playgrounds, adaptive swings, a gigantic sandbox, a music garden, a gym and an amphitheater add to the fun. You can feed and catch real fish (just remember that you have to release 'em) and shoot water cannons at the Wharf, then splash around in the Water Works play area. The interactive Sensory Village, designed to stimulate the imagination and senses, boasts a grocery, theater, car repair shop, TV station and stable. Need a little break? Escape to a foreign country in one of several themed rest areas or unwind in the Garden Sanctuary, which has a memorial wall engraved with names of disabled individuals who have passed away. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
This theatre features the story of the Defenders or the Alamo on its six- story screen with six-track stereo sound. Also shows full length movies at 8:00 p.m. everyday. 3-D and other specialty films.
Schlitterbahn is a waterpark resort in New Braunfels.
Six outstanding municipal golf courses: Willow Springs Golf Course (210)226-6721 Riverside Golf Course (210)533-8371 Mission Del Lago Golf Course (210)627-2522 Brackenridge Golf Course (210)226-5612 Olmos Basin Golf Course (210)826-4041 Cedar Creek Golf Course (210) 695-5050 We also have 3 resort, 9 public daily fee, and 4 military golf courses.
Hard Rock Cafe
Located at the South Bank (Crockett Street at Navarro) on San Antonios River Walk the Hard Rock Cafe features a 23-foot-long Cadillac hearse suspended from the ceiling, filled with TV monitors. This centerpiece of the cafe is inhabited by the life-size skeleton figures representative of the holiday Day of the Dead El DiaDe Los Muertos. The cafe features a Riverside Patio and a mezzanine patio overlooking the beautiful San Antonio River, along with an indoor mezzanine level for dining.