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Tower of the Americas

600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
210 223 3101
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Ranked #52 of 201 Attractions in San Antonio
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Architectural Buildings, Civic Centers
Activities: Dining
Description: 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's a tower. It offers a great view of San Antonio. It's not going to blow you away, but it's definitely worth seeing once. For me, the great and surprising draw was the Hemisfair Park that surrounds the tower. There's beautiful gardens, flowers, fountains, and historic shops and restaurants. I was very impressed and I would return even if just... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I decided to come here for my birthday dinner. I thought the atmosphere was perfect and very romantic. The food was great and excellent service. If I come back to San Antonio, this will definitely be a place I visit again.

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Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The food is a little pricey, but worth it. We only spent about $80 for two, including desert. (We did skip alcohol though.) I think it's a must when you go to San Antonio, at least once. The view is amazing! The servers were friendly (and bless their hearts.. a lot of them were stopping what they were doing to... More

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Chipley
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is where we started our tours in San Antonio, and so thankful we did. The 360 degree view of San Antonio was absolutely incredible and the history of Texas given inside was first class. We totally enjoyed the movie with 4 D affects. The staff was incredible! Thank you!!!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I went up to the bar around 9pm. He was reluctant and was only going because I've talked about it for YEARS! The drink at the bar was so so, nice staff. Beautiful view!! We walked around the restaurant, my husband couldn't believe the floor was actually rotating:) Amazing place for date night!! Needless to say we're... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We did the 4d movie. Very cool and enjoyable. Wish it was longer. Then we went up for happy hour. Great prices on drinks and food. Amazing view. Good way to sit back and relax.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Stunning views for as far as the eye can see. This is an amazing monument and well named. For 360 degrees you can view Texas from new heights. You start with an amazing simulator ride which really does Texas proud. Fantastic! Well worth the entrance fee.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I was taken here by an Aunt. We went out for supper and enjoyed the entire experience. The rotating Restaurant was fun. The food was good. It was expensive, but a once in a lifetime activity. Thanks Auntie !

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Newark, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Tower was interesting. The video at the beginning had a lot of information about Texas as a whole. There was less information about the Tower. Once in the tower, the views were great. You could see for miles. Great picture opportunities.

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Katy, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Took my daughter to this and it was OK. We did not eat here just went to see the view and the grounds. Not really worth the price. Had to pay $8.00 just to park there, the spent another $24 to get in. The 4D movie was great and a lot of fun. There were several beautiful water features and... More

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