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Alamo City is the third largest city in Texas, and home to one of the largest military centers — Fort Sam Houston, Air Force Aerospace Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks Air Force Base.  In addition to the military, the city is a major industrial, commercial and financial center for agriculture.  Manufactured goods include textiles, apparel, computerized mapping equipment, processed foods, air conditioners, aircraft parts, and beer.   The most auspicious feature of the city is the tree-lined river that flows through downtown, and where the famed 'RiverWalk' is located.  

Weather and Climate:

  • Average daily temperature:  72 high/57 low
  • Average annual rainfall:  29 inches

Distances to other Metropolitan Areas (in miles):

  • Atlanta, GA — 861
  • Boston, MA — 1739
  • Chicago, IL —  1028
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX — 244
  • Houston, TX — 187
  • Las Vegas, NV — 1053
  • Los Angeles, CA — 1192
  • Memphis, TN — 617
  • Miami, FL — 1126
  • Nashville, TN — 810
  • New Orleans, LA — 486
  • New York, NY — 1564
  • Orlando, FL — 1025
  • Philadelphia, PA — 1474
  • Phoenix, AZ — 831
  • Rapid City, SD — 1020
  • Salt Lake City, UT — 1072
  • San Diego, CA — 1112
  • San Jose, CA — 1433
  • Washington, DC — 1342

Top Tourism Draws and Seasons:

  • Seasons:  All 4 seasons
  • The Alamo
  • The Zoo
  • Riverwalk
  • McNay Art Museum
  • La Villita
  • Botanical Garden
  • Missions National Historical Park
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • San Fernando Cathedral
  • Towers of the Americas
  • Witte Museum
  • Market Square
  • SeaWorld
  • Ripley's Believe it or Not/Plaza Theater of Wax
  • Yanaguana Cruises
  • Japanese Tea Gardens
  • Buckhorn Saloon/Museum
  • HemisFair Park
  • Crystal Ice Palace
  • Central Library
  • Museum of Art
  • Texas Adventure
  • Case Navarro State Historic Site
  • Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
  • McAllister Park
  • Natural Bridge Caverns
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church
  • IMAX Movie Theater
  • Scobee Planetarium
  • Texas Transportation Museum
  • Alamodome

Major Shopping Areas:

  • Alamo Quarry Market
  • North Star Mall
  • Rolling Oaks Mall
  • Ingram Park Mall
  • Rivercenter Mall
  • Crossroads Mall
  • La Villita
  • Artisan's Alley

Major Dining Areas:

  • Alamo Heights/Olmos Park
  • River Walk
  • North Central
  • Northwest
  • Downtown

Famous Landmarks & Historic Places:

  • The Alamo
  • La Villita
  • Spanish Governor's Palace
  • The Paseo del Rio
  • Hertzberg Circus Collection
  • Hemisfair Plaza

Famous Natives and Residents:

  • George W. Bush, president
  • Henry Cisneros, politician  (first Hispanic Mayer of a US city and Secretary of HUD)
  • Keith Cash, NFL football player
  • Kerry Cash, NFL football player
  • Priest Holmes, NFL football player
  • Cody Carolson, football player
  • Shaquille O'Neal, NBA basketball player
  • Carol Burnett, comedian/actress
  • Joan Crawford, actress
  • Paula Prentiss, actress
  • Jesse James Leija, boxer
  • Emilio Navaira, Tejano music singer
  • Oliver North, military officer and government official
  • Suzy Parker, model/actress
  • Edward H. White, astronaut
  • Josh Davis, Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer
  • Heloise, syndicated columnist
  • Shawn Michaels, professional wrestler

Colleges and Universities:

  • Trinity University
  • St. Mary's University
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • University of Texas
  • St. Philips College
  • Palo Alto College

Economy & Business — Notable Employers and Industries:

  • SBC Communications
  • Ultramar Diamond Shamrock
  • H.B. Zachry Company
  • La Quinta Motor Inns
  • KCI
  • Genzyme
  • USAA (United Service Automobile Ass'n)
  • Valero Entry
  • Taco Cabana
  • Frost National Bank
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • West Teleservices
  • Bill Miller Bar-B-Q
  • Clarke American
  • Clear Channel Communications
  • Holt Company of Texas
  • Kinetic Concepts
  • Citicorp
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Boeing Aerospace
  • QBC Network
  • UPS
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • World Savings
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