San Antonio Missions

2202 Roosevelt Ave. San AntonioTX 78210
Phone: (210) 534-8833 &bull Fax: (210) 534-1106
www.nps.gov/saan
The chain of missions established along the San Antonio River in the 18th century are reminders of one of Spain’s most successful attempts to extend its New World dominion from Mexico. Representing both church and state, these missions were charged with converting the local Native Americans, collectively called Coahuiltecans, into devout Catholics and productive members of Spanish society. More than just churches on the Spanish Colonial frontier, the missions also served as vocational and educational centers, economic enterprises involved in agricultural and ranching endeavors and regional trade.&nbspThey were the greatest concentration of Catholic missions in North America and formed the foundation for what is today the thriving city of San Antonio. The park contains the historically and architecturally significant structures of missions Concepci&oacuten, San José, San Juan and Espada. Other important cultural resources included are [...]

IMAX Theatre

849 E Commerce, #285 San Antonio,  TX 78205
Phone: (210) 247-4629 – Toll Free: (800) 354-4629
www.imax-sa.com

Through IMAX technology, your senses are almost overwhelmed by sight and sound. The larger-than-life IMAX Experience brings reality to life on a screen over six stories high. With 12,000 watts of floor shaking digital surround sound, you’ll feel like you’re there.

IMAX FACTS

The screen is 4500 times bigger than an average TV screen.

The film is strong enough to pull a truck.

Light from the 15,000-watt lamp in an IMAX® projector is so bright that if it were on the moon we could see it from earth with the naked eye.

The l5/70 film frame used by the IMAX projection system is 10 times the size of a conventional 35mm frame.

Sonics Proportional Point Source™ (PPS) loudspeaker system was specifically designed for IMAX theatres. The system typically uses 44 laser focused speaker drivers located throughout the theater to [...]

Plaza Wax Museum & Ripley’s Believe It or Not

301 Alamo Plaza &bull San Antonio &bull TX 78205
Phone: (210) 224-9299 &bull Fax: (210) 224-1516
www.plazawaxmuseum.com

 

The Plaza Wax Museum and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Two premiere attractions located in the heart of downtown – just across the street from historic Alamo Plaza., the RiverCenter Mall and the famous River Walk. Our Plaza Wax Museum features a collection of wax figures displayed within themed sections of Hollywood, Children’s land of Make Believe, Freedom’s Journey (contains a 66-foot wall mural dedicated to our country’s history), Horror (optional section), History, Religion (this section contains The Passion of Christ – the Last Supper, Cruxification and Resurrection and much more!) Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Allows you to discover one-of-a-kind oddities, curiosities and illusions gathered from all over the world by Robert Ripley. There are over 500 exhibits – one of the largest in the world!Open daily – opening and closing times [...]