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HemisFair Urban Park

Address: 222 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 210-223-3101
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San Antonio City Sights Segway Tour
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Ranked #96 of 340 things to do in San Antonio
Type: Amusement & theme parks, Water parks, Playgrounds, Nature & Parks, Amusement Parks, Fun & Games
Activities: Hiking, Dining
Fee: No
Owner description: Built for the 1968 HemisFair in honor of the city's 250th...
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Type: Amusement & theme parks, Water parks, Playgrounds, Nature & Parks, Amusement Parks, Fun & Games
Activities: Hiking, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Oksboel, Denmark
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216 reviews 216 reviews
113 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
93 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
37 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

When we first walked into the park, we thought maybe we had made a mistake, because it didn't look like there was much there (it may be that we came in from a bad side). But as we got close to the Tower of the Americas, we saw just how pretty this park is! All of the water features are... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Walking shoes. We went when the rain stopped and it was just the right temp and we really got the feel of the park. Must go and explore so have time to read and really take it all in.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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117 reviews 117 reviews
62 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Nice urban park with trees and water fountains. Has the Tower of the Americas in it, plus the Institute of Texan Cultures is right next door. Overall, a cool place to stroll through. Seemed pretty safe as there were tour and school groups there, though I saw some creepers around. Basically just ignored them and moved on. Would go again.

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Jackson, Miss.
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280 reviews 280 reviews
122 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We walked over to HemisFair Park from the hotel, taking the long avenue from La Villita that leads visitors directly to the Tower of the Americas. (If you're in the park already, I highly recommend that you visit Tower of the Americas, especially if it's a clear day. Great views!) The park and the tower were both built in the... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We strolled in the park on our way to/from the Tower of the Americas. It is a nice park. There are lots of waterfalls by the tower. Closer to the street there is a playground with lots of shade. There were people around but it didn't feel crowded. It was very relaxing to sit on a bench and enjoy.

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