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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 #53 of 190 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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bedford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A few too many school groups for me on this Tuesday, but clear skies and long views with labeled panoramic views made the crowds tolerable

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Viola
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the trip to the top... Even if you are scared of heights (which my wife was) still make your way up.Great views and you get your bearings on the traffic flow of the city.

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

The place to go for a bird's eye view of the city. Currently prices are: Adults: $10.95 Seniors & Military: $9.95 Children 4 - 12 years: $8.95 Children 3 years & under: Free Parking Prices Self Parking: $8.00 Special Event: $11.00 This includes a "4D" theater ride and access to the observation deck.

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Houston
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The tower is impressive and the view from the top is great on a clear day, but there's not much else going on. The 4D cinema was fun, although the show due to start at 3pm didnt start until 3.20. It's around $11 each so not cheap, but overall quite good.

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Chicago
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It looks exciting on the outside. It takes 1 minute to travel to the top. Once up there, the view is great. But the shops are very dated and closed when we got there. Not that we would have gone in any of them. Very touristy. I don't know... Kinda hokey, but the view is fun. You make the choice.

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Houston
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Chart House restaurant food OK, rotating view fabulous but our server was surly and when asked for bread reiterated several times that bread is by request. Yes, we were requesting ! Not friendly.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The view was amazing! For $10 you get an all day pass to the observation deck and a ticket to the 4D movie. The people were so helpful! A must do in San Antonio!

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USA/Tennessee
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14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We went up in the Tower on our first trip to San Antonio 20 years ago. We chose to go this time in order to recreate and for the view which is amazing. It is too hot on the top level so go down the steps to cool off. The elevator guys are amusing. The 4D ride was fun and... More

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Newport, VT
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We went to the top of the tower for drinks and hors d ouevres, and mostly for the panoramic view of the city. We were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful food! It was reasonably priced, service excellent, the view the best in San Antonio. We had the hummus platter: For less than $10.00 we got three varieties of hummus and... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I went with a group of 5 to the Tower of the Americas. It was about $10 for an all day access ticket per person. The elevator attendant was super polite and friendly. We went up to the observation deck first and it wasn't too crowded. We went around sunset so it was very pretty. The building itself is very... More

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