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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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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Great views!

Having been up the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Tokyo Tower in Japan, I already had an idea of what it would be like. The views of San Antonio and the surrounding cities is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Converse, Texas

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De Kalb, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Over 700 feet tall, this is a good activity when sight seeing in San Antonio. You can get a good overview of the city from this vantage. Not for the acrophobic! The elevators are on the exterior of the tower and have a glass wall facing outwards. I passed my 'parachute required' point about halfway up.

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Ottawa, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must see when in San Antonio, this tower was built for the 68 Worlds Fair, the view was spectacular, the ride up only takes 45 seconds and you can see out the whole way up. Afterwards we went to the 601 lounge and had a drink and just sucked up the view, drinks we're pricy but we weren't in... More 

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Converse, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having been up the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Tokyo Tower in Japan, I already had an idea of what it would be like. The views of San Antonio and the surrounding cities is great. The wait can be long, so plan accordingly. Also make sure it's sunny out so you can see farther. A great place to visit.

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Van Alstyne, Texas
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable experience, including the ride up to the observation deck and a leisurely lunch at the Chart House restaurant.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Tower of the Americas is perhaps one of the best places around for great, expansive views of the San Antonio area. Nice place to watch the sunset! Also a good way to get a perspective on the San Antonio geography.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This towering structure looms over downtown and is a signature visible from miles away. You can ride the elevator to the top and get panoramic views of the surrounding city (it costs to ride). There are some historical exhibits and displays but thats about all there is so if you aren't into views and heights, I'd skip it.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to check out & say you've been there. Too pricey to go to the top. It's better to just go up to the bar & have a drink, since that's almost the top

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

View of S.A. makes visit worth it but I was not happy at the way they try and squeeze money out of you while you are there. As Typical you can have your picture taken for a fee. The included 4D show runs every 30 minutes so that you can visit the snack bar and/ or souvenir shop before or... More 

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of shopping, great view from the top with a revolving restaurant. Great area around for children to play .

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Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok so once your at the top the experience really nice, get to see San Antonio from the air. To get to the top is the hassle, so plan ahead, if you just get there and plan to go straight up you're wrong, there is a capacity and you will have to wait. If you can get ticket through a... More 

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