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Mobile Workshop details

***FULL*** Wednesday - October 20

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. • Cost: $80.00 (Includes lunch and boat ride, but not dinner)
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The tour includes a boat ride along the river

Travel down to San Antonio, the Alamo city, in the heart of Texas. Learn first hand about managing trails for heritage tourism. Visit the first Missions, established in the early 1700's by Franciscan friars, and hear our National Park Service guide introduce us to this early Texas history. Later, we will visit the most famous of these Missions, the Alamo, where we'll hear how the momentous events of 1836 shaped not only Texas history, but also that of the entire United States.

From the Missions, we will head to San Antonio's "crown jewel," the Riverwalk, thought by many to be one of the most scenic urban trails in the country. Our introduction is a leisurely boat ride along the river, followed by lunch at a riverside café. A guided walk then takes us along part of the trail and surrounding area. We'll see the influences of European immigrants in HemisFair Park; we'll cool off near the fountains at the Tower of America; we'll meander through La Villita, a restored village now the home of art galleries, shops, cafes, and even Teddy Roosevelt's bar!

After the guided tour, there will be free time for exploring on your own. Select your own special place for drinks and dinner. We will reconvene at the Alamo for the trip home. It has been said that one never really sees Texas until you see San Antonio... this is your chance.

Note: Because of stairs and uneven pavement, part of the route is not wheelchair accessible. ***TRIP IS FULL***

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