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SAN ANTONIO (continued)
Riverwalk/Paseo del Rio, downtown (2274262).
Three miles of bridges, cafes, shops
and tropical plants. Open 7 days 24 hours.
Free. Via ramp on W. Crockett across from
La Mansion del Rio Hotel, ramp at Casa Rio
restaurant, or elevators at Hilton Palacio del
Rio, Marriott, and Hyatt Regency.
San Antonio Missions. Established along
the San Antonio River between 1718 and
1740, the missions strengthened Hispanic
culture in the New World. Franciscans acted
as teachers and pastors for the resident Indians.
Open 7 days 9-6. Free. Donations
accepted. Mission Concepci6n, 807 Mission
Rd. (229-5732). Although the compound
is now gone, the oldest stone church
in the U.S. has changed little in over two
centuries. Mission San Francisco de la Espada,
Espada Rd. (627-2064). The structures
that remain are the stone chapel, cloisters
and convent. Built in 1720, the Espada
acequia system still works. Mission San
Jose, Roosevelt & SanJos6 (922-2731). The
spacious Queen of the Missions includes a
granary, mill, and Indian quarters. Mission
San Juan Capistrano, Graf Rd. (532-3154).
A mixture of reconstructed buildings and
ruins makes up the compound.
San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary's; also
3700 block of Broadway south of Witte Museum
(734-7183). Pink flamingos greet you
in the former limestone quarry. Favorite
exhibits are the children's petting zoo, aviary,
seal pool, and cliffside grottoes for cats.
Newly opened Kid's Korner has petting
animals and enclosed towers, slides, and
bridges. Open 7 days 9:30-6:30. General admission
$4, children $2, under 3 free.
STAR OF THE REPUBLIC MUSEUM,
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical
Park, Highway 105 between Brenham and
Navasota, Texas, 2 hours north of Houston
(409-878-2461). Located at the site where
Texans declared independence from Mexico.
Museum depicts the Texas Republic
(1836-46) through exhibits, audio-visual
presentations, and educational programs.
Park also includes a replica of Independence
Hall and restored home of Anson Jones, the
last President of the Texas Republic. Open
daily 10-5, March-August; WednesdaySunday
10-5, September-February. Free.
Nestled beneath proud stately oaks, The Santa Rosa Oaks Bed
& Breakfast quietly awaits your arrival. During your visit you
will savor the special warmth of "turn of the century" details
that surround and fill your personal cottage.
We make every guest, feel like the only guest.
For additional information, call:
Santa Rosa Oaks
Bed & Breakfast Cottages '
601 Santa Rosa Victoria, Texas 77901
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