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Tower of the Americas

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Address: 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210 223 3101
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Activities: Dining
Description: This 750-foot tower built for the 1968 HemisFair has unbeatable panoramic...
This 750-foot tower built for the 1968 HemisFair has unbeatable panoramic views, especially if you're in the tower's revolving restaurant.
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Not much to this place. It's not too expensive, though, and you get a nice view of the city. My kids enjoyed it. The plaza surrounding it is lovely and has beautiful water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Arlington, Tennessee

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Riding the elevator to the top and seeing the city from such a high vantage point is a must see when visiting the area. There are panoramic photos describing the sights that you are seeing as well as many historical photos and displays to view. Allow some time to look around as it is much more than just a tall... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I personally didn't go up because I'm scared of heights but the hubby and 5 year old loved it! I liked the gift shop

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Clueless as to San Antonio having this tower. The film by the entrance is not to be missed. What a perfect ending to a wonderful time in San Antonio that was all encompassing to include the spiritual, historical, and culinary.

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Arlington, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Not much to this place. It's not too expensive, though, and you get a nice view of the city. My kids enjoyed it. The plaza surrounding it is lovely and has beautiful water features.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

husband and I went to the Tower of the Americas for dinner at the Chart House Restaurant, went up on an exterior elevator, the restaurant revolves around the tower which is very cool, food was delish, service was great, the only disappointment we had was that the night was rainy and overcast, so we could not get to see the... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our time here. The view from the top was spectacular and the breeze cooled us down on the hot summer day. Take a few extra minutes and see the 4-D movie..... It's well done and fun.

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Suamico, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The elevator ride to the top of the tower gave the riders a neat view of the city. The panoramic view at the top was breathtaking. The only problem was that the windows were dirty which impacted what you were looking at. It is a so-so place to visit.

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houstonburbs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A new expanded parking lot will now allow visitors to get closer to the Tower of the Americas. Easy access is noted! The views of the city of San Antonio are wonderful! There is a charge for admission, but it is well worth it. More crowded on the weekends, so the line for the elevator is abit long. But you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If you've been to the space needle in Seattle or the Empire State Bdg you know what a birdseye view is like. Now put that view where there isn't much to see and you have this tower. It's interesting for about 20 min. They also have a 3D movie experience of Texas that is quite good, but both together are... More 

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We loved the view from the top of the tower. The outside of the tower has many interesting statues beautiful fountains etc fro taking nice pictures.

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Additional Information about Tower of the Americas

Address: 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210 223 3101
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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