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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
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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Great views and meal

Ride to tower restaurant is swift with a great view out the elevator window. Food and service were some of the very best I have ever had. Observation deck offers a fantastic view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Sherwood
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Sherwood
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Ride to tower restaurant is swift with a great view out the elevator window. Food and service were some of the very best I have ever had. Observation deck offers a fantastic view of the city and surrounding area. Highly recommend if you are in San Antonio. Super close to the Alamo and Riverwalk.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went up to the tower. It was quite a walk for me with a cane from the double decker bus stop . The views were nice however it was raining slightly with a fog. The views were not that great because of that. Even with the fog though it was beautiful . We didn't eat in the restaurant but... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved this tower! The view was breathtaking, I spent almost two hours just slowly taking it in and reading all of history information on the inside walls. The pass is for all day, I had hoped to comeback after dark, but was unable to fit it in. Oh well, something for next time. The fountains and park under the tower... More 

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband surprised me with dinner reservations here for my 24th birthday! We sat by the window during the sunset and it was incredible! As soon as the sun set, on queue, the waiters lit our candle for a candle lit dinner! The food was great and our waitress offered to take our picture and she didn't rush us through... More 

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Coventry
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A must see attraction for the views from the top a 360 degree view of San Antonio breathtaking on a clear day and the view on the way up on the outside elevator is spectacular.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Recently on a trip to San Antonio for business two groups I was with decided to go for happy hour at the Towers. In spite of my fear of heights (kept facing the wall the whole ride up & down), it was a smooth ride up. All of the appetizers were shared and the favorite seemed to be the hummus... More 

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Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I took my husband and 1 year old here for a visit recently. I hadn't been in many years and we had a nice time. The view is excellent and the drinks weren't unGodly expensive upstairs. Well worth a visit. Make sure you go up to have a tasty dessert and a drink to avoid the fee for the ride... More 

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you are looking for something to do this is amazing. The view is spectacular. The glass elevator ride up is amazing. We went at night and the view is unbelievable. Our 9 year old loved it. Once you are at the top you can stay inside and see or go outside and look around. There was also a 4D... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Towers of America is a great park to walk through. There are beautiful fountains which make for great pictures. There are restrooms in the park. It took us only about 15 minutes to walk through it, so be sure to stop by. We chose not take the ride in the tower as it was very overcast and rainy during our... More 

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Just planned to come in at Happy Hour. Had the Mango marguerita and it was incredible! Also shared the hummus appetizer and it was delicious! Will recommend to those visiting. Great view as well.

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