Introduction to Alamo Heights, Texas
Alamo Heights, Texas, in Bexar county, is 4 miles N of San Antonio, Texas. The city, which is located in the San Antonio metropolitan area, has a population of 7,319.
Alamo Heights History
The area, which is now called Alamo Heights, was originally used as a camping ground by Indians and explorers like Domingo Terán de los Ríos, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, and Fray Damián Massanet. In 1691, Mass was celebrated here by Massanet. The name "Alamo Heights" was given by George Washington Brackenridge, who owned land in this region during the 1880s. Development began in the 1890s. Residents of Alamo Heights resisted attempts of annexation by San Antonio city, and voted in favor of incorporation. In 1922, Alamo Heights was made a municipality.
Alamo Heights and Nearby Attractions
- Guadalupe River State Park
- San Antonio Museum of Art
- SeaWorld San Antonio
- San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Things To Do In Alamo Heights
The Institute of Texan Cultures displays science and technology related items that have influenced the people of Texas. The San Antonio Children's Museum features a kid-powered elevator, a tooth booth, and a giant bubble. The history of aviation may be seen at the nearby Texas Air Museum. The museum has three venues at San Antonio, Rio Hondo, and Slaton. The Alamo Plaza, where a group of Texans held fort against the army of General Antonio for 13 days, is easily accessible from the city. Camping, mountain biking, backpacking, horseback riding, and fishing may be enjoyed at the Hill Country State Natural Area.
Alamo Heights Transportation
Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.
Alamo Heights Higher Education
Our Lady of the Lake University, Trinity University, and San Antonio College are located near Alamo Heights.