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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 - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

This 750-foot tower built for the 1968 HemisFair has unbeatable...

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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Nice View; Avoid Tower Cafe

A short walk from Riverwalk, through small park with waterfalls, to the tower. Quick elevator ride up. Nice view of city especially at sunset. Very windy on top. Personal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Joy M
Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo, Japan
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A short walk from Riverwalk, through small park with waterfalls, to the tower. Quick elevator ride up. Nice view of city especially at sunset. Very windy on top. Personal recommend to not go to Tower Cafe ( right below view deck). Enjoy the view then get drinks or dinner elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Up in a whirlwind; the rotation is a bit fast but dramamine helped. Dinner was good quality; a new chef. After dinner we strolled up to the outer band that overlooks all of SA. Great landscape views but not for those afraid of heights; a tour of the history and down the rapid vator to a movie of the skies... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So nice traveling in the off season. We went up the tower at night to see the lights. Glad we didn't wait hours or would have been really disappointed. If its not busy, its cool. If it is busy, there are plenty of other palaces to go see.

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tower is easily reached from the Riverwalk by foot. The park is currently being renovated but the water features are active. The elevator ride is quick. The view is great but the charts on the wall don't line up quite right to figure out what you are looking at. The center of the tower delineating the history of Texas'... More 

Thank Todd M
San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely view. The restaurant/lounge is the way to go. The restaurant rotates completing 360 degrees during the course of an OKAY meal. Hint, do not go fancy. Stick to simple stuff. BEWARE, its elevators have stranded many and you definitely do not want to take that chance on a warm day. Wish it isn't so, but it is fact.

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Cool, California
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tower of America is a good way to see the view of San Antonio. The area around the Tower is very pretty with the waterfalls and gardens. Hint: Do not pay for the Observation deck... have lunch at the Chart House and the view is free. A 360 degree turn in 1 hour. The lunch was about $15.00 +... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting and affordable attraction in San Antonio Texas. Beautiful views, especially at night, of San Antonio Texas and good food! The shopping is appropriate and affordable and the free movie experience is remarkable!

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Goshen, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is from the 1968 world's fair, and presently being renovated. The tower is worth the trip up for a great view, especially at night. There's a nice lounge to grab a drink and enjoy the view one or two levels under the observation deck.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an ok thing to do. It was hard to find things that we were looking at. Definitely bring your own binoculars. I wish they had people up there to help you find things and ask questions to. The movie afterward was good but nothing great. We REALLY enjoyed the Water Gardens that are in front of the tower.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At under $10 per person (price varies depending on who you are), this isn't a expensive attraction. Well, even at that price, I'm not sure you get good value. Though the tower is only blocks from the River Walk, the riverwalk is down below street level, so you don't see it. Wha you see are freeways, buildings and sprawl. It's... More 

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