(KCEN) -- Tourists are flocking to the Alamo to mark the 177th Anniversary of the mission's fall.
But a Texas state representative Mike Villarreal thinks the popular attraction could be even bigger and better than it is now.
Iconic and world renowned is the Alamo we know today, but it's a fraction of the size of the mission generations ago.
We took a map of the Alamo Mission from 1826 and sized it up to a current map of Downtown San Antonio today.
Villarreal's plan in expanding the Alamo would eliminate on the southern end parts of North Alamo Street as well as businesses nearby.
Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, who supports the expansion, estimates the change would cost upward of $100 million, but create development headaches in the process.
"The final deal if you do come up with a plan, depending on how far you want to take the recreation, it costs a lot of money no matter how far you go. The further you go the greater it will be. You get goose pimples when you walk in the area," said Judge Wolff.
Visitor Kelly Sorola said, "I do not understand how you can be disappointed showing up and seeing awesome history like this. And the expansion, to me, would just change it."
Wednesday marked the anniversary of the fall of the Alamo.