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Address: 222 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210-223-3101
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Hiking, Dining
Description: Built for the 1968 HemisFair in honor of the city's 250th anniversary...
Built for the 1968 HemisFair in honor of the city's 250th anniversary, this delightful park is a local favorite, particularly the water gardens and the kid-designed wood and sand playground, which includes a castle and space tunnel. The highlight is the looming 750-foot tall Tower of the Americas, offering a terrific view of the city.
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One of the nicer parks in San Antonio

Most obvious within the park is the Tower of Americas. Within the tower are displays that provide details on the history of the area. The viewing deck at the top of the tower... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas

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Lubbock, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Maybe I'm biased because I used to come here as a kid in the early 70's when they still had attractions (rides, games, etc.). I told my son how cool it was and wanted to show him. We walked over from the Menger and was very disappointed as there is nothing to see but some old run-down houses and the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Most obvious within the park is the Tower of Americas. Within the tower are displays that provide details on the history of the area. The viewing deck at the top of the tower provides a full view of the city. Down below there are various sculptures and water displays.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We really enjoyed HemisFair Park. We took a nice walk along the paths and loved the water fountains and how pretty everything was. We had our fur baby with us, so it was a nice walk for him also. We went around 10:00 a.m. so it wasn't crowded and all who were there seemed to be enjoying as much as... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

What is left is a shell of the former world expo park. Most of the land is gone, most of the buildings are unoccupied and/or in poor condition. But there are upsides. Its a crazy easy walk out of the convention center end of the riverwalk. The Tower of Americas is pretty cool, and the tower is surrounded by an... More 

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Aurora, Illinois, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I was a little disappointment that the playground was underconstruction. If my toddler enjoyed the water fountains it wouldn't have been a big deal. But we had a nice family walk and he was able to run and chase my husband. We then got paletas from the ice cream man. So it wasn't a bad way to spend a day.

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Oksboel, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

San Antonio has many plazas/parks/squares as recreation area i downtown. HemisFair Urban Park is one of them. A peaceful place, where you can breath and relax. From HemisFair there is connection to Tower of the Americas and Institut of Texan Cultures

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Hemisfair Park is an urban park in downtown San Antonio best known as the location of the Tower of the Americas. The original site of the 1968 World’s Fair, Hemisfair Park is a place to get away from the city and enjoy some open space. Hemisfair park is comprised of a few attractions, including some historic homes, fountains, playground, etc.... More 

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Bethel Acres, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Visited on a cold, rainy day, so there were no crowds, but too cold to actually enjoy the venue. The Tower of the Americas was interesting. Outstanding views from the top. The outer ring was closed to set up for New Year's Eve. The water gardens were interesting. Great place to take the children, but keep an eye on them.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

So, we walked a long "road" through Hemisfair Park to the Texan Cultures Institute. As the site of the 1968 World's Fair, Hemisfair Park truly seems like a destination of decades gone by, including broken down buildings. I would consider it a "seedy" neighborhood, and we actually made a point of being there only during daylight hours. What is with... More 

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Spring Branch, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Much of the western portion of the park will be under construction until spring of '15 but the Tower of the Americas and the Institute of Texan Cultural will both remain poem and are worth the extra effort to get to. And don't miss a performance at the Magik Theatre. The current construction is building a new 4+ acre play... More 

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