Sometimes the only way to see things is from the air. Alamo Village is one of those places.
Once a lively movie set, it was transformed into a tourist attraction until 2010, when its doors closed permanently. Now the only way you can see it is if you are driving down FM 674, where you can see this entrance sign below OR via plane and fly above.
Alamo Village is located 6 miles North of our airfield...most people don't even know it's there because it is closed to the public. It was the 1st movie set built in Texas and I believe the oldest full set in the United States. It is the world's largest movie set. Also known as John Wayne's Alamo, Alamo Village is a replica of the Alamo in San Antonio. It is AWESOME!! Any cowboy/Western movie enthusiast knows about John Wayne's Alamo movie.
We are usually in the Cessna when we are flying over Alamo Village. The Cessna has bubble windows that are perfect for peering down to see what is around you.
Replica of the AlamoAll of these buildings were made to operate out of them. We were at about 500 ft for this photo.
The entire Alamo VillageOff the wingtip is the Alamo replica, and in the foreground is the village portion. All of those buildings had electricity running to them. As you can see there are cows that graze the area too.
Alamo Village is also the site of many other movies too! Here's a list... Movies and Music Videos Shot at Alamo Village
The girls don't fully understand the importance of the Alamo...one day they will. Instead, they play games such as count the cows!
After 5 years of flying over it, we were lucky enough to get a personal tour of it. That will be another blog post...it was an incredible once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience!
Wanna read more about it? Here are a few links: