National Monuments and Memorials in Texas

National Monuments and Memorials in Texas
Texans like to say that everything is bigger in their home state and that includes national monuments. From the Alamo to Chamizal to Alibates, the Lone Star State offers travelers plenty of stops to experience its history, whether they're driving, flying or biking across Texas.

San Antonio Missions National Historic Park

A 12-mile route through the San Antonio area highlights the 18th-century Spanish missions that once served as the focal points of their communities. The most famous of these is the Alamo, which was defended by Texans against a Mexican army as part of the state's war of independence. Markers, statues, a museum and tours highlight the site, which is a national landmark. Mission Espada, San Juan Capistrano and Concepcion also make up the string of national monuments.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
2202 Roosevelt Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78210
210-932-1001
nps.gov/saan

Chamizal National Memorial

The Chamizal National Memorial commemorates the historic 1963 treaty that permanently set a long-disputed border between the United States and Mexico. The border had been set in 1848 as the Rio Grande River, but the river had moved south over time, leading to the dispute. The site hosts numerous cultural activities during the year and houses a museum.

Chamizal National Memorial
800 S. San Marcial St.
El Paso, TX 79905
915-532-7273
nps.gov/cham

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

The Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument contains several large flint quarries that provided the materials for tools and weapons to a population of the state's earliest native inhabitants, dating back almost 12,000 years. You can only visit the park with a guide and the average tour takes about two hours, traversing 1 mile. A monument is located in the park, which is about 35 miles from Amarillo.

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
419 E. Broadway
Fritch, TX 79036
806-857-3151
nps.gov/alfl

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