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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 #49 of 197 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took a trip to the top if the tower during our recent trip to San Antonio. The charge is about $11 per person which includes the observation deck and a 4-D movie about Texas. Stand by the window on the glass elevator as you go up! Once on the observation deck you can see for miles.... More

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Liberal, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Nice to get out of the hot summer heat for a bit, and great views of San Antonio, and the ChartHouse resturant is a must visit also...it's on the top of the Tower.

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North Vernon, Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went up to the bar and were greeted with half price Happy Hour. We sat and watched the sunset over the city. Nice place with a great view. I think it would be worth the trip if you are close!

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Hilliard, Ohio, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Tower of the Americas offers the visitor a great view of San Antonio. Located within walking distance of nearly every downtown hotel. There is a restaurant one floor below the viewing deck and a movie ($$) on the first floor. Gift shop has many items of interest.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A really interesting way to see the city. You can see out of the elevators most of the way up. The observation deck has informative displays and great views of the city. The 4D movie is a quick look at the state of Texas. Glad we went.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Quite a panorama experience. You certainly are able to see for miles and using the telescopes even adds a more superb view. Certainly an attraction not to be missed in San Antonio. I,m sure the revolving restaurant is superb, but is a little pricey and for very special occasions. The 4d theater experience is neat , but a little short... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

If you've been to a Landry's before, you know the quality of food you can expect. Fine dining service, great wine list, and an excellent selection of seafood and steaks. Expect to pay approximately $50 per person, even without a bar tab. We ordered the calimari appetizer, the ribeye, the coconut shrimp, the seafood trio, the porterhouse, and a lava... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

You get a great view of downtown San Antonio riding the elevator and at the top. There are posters full of information about the tower and the surrounding area. There are coin-operated telescopes that let you see the buildings all around the tower in more detail. At the base of the tower, there is a ‘4D’ theater. The chairs move,... More

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La Feria, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Simple & to the point... Part of observation deck was closed off at that time. The information walls were informative as well as the timeline picture wall.

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Justin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Instead of paying the fees to see the sights, head over to the Chart Room elevator and ask to go up to Bar 601. We had a large group and didn't find a table so just walked around and saw the sights. Then took the elevator back down. No fee! Worth it!

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