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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 #37 of 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Architectural Buildings, Civic Centers, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Owner description: This 750-foot tower built for the 1968 HemisFair has unbeatable...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Civic Centers, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Owner 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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Arden Hills, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Go here early in your trip to get oriented to the city. At 750 feet up you can see everything BUT don't look for the river as it is under street level and not visible from all the tall buildings around it. The lounge is a great place for Happy Hour and is so much more reasonable than the restaurant.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Watch out for the queuing system here for tickets, bound to get blood pressure raised and it wasn't helped by the awful layout once inside to get to the lift up the tower. Once you get up it's totally worth it though! Amazing views of the city and a nice wee history lesson inside the tower. Did the 4D experience... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Parked outside the grounds-free meters on Sunday-saved $8 and short walk. Elevator was quite fast and enjoyable. Went to the lounge which basically faces east. The floor below is the restaurant which revolves counter-clockwise. Last time I was there was dinner with family in 1968 during Hemisphere. Although the rice wrapping was not cooked, the lobster and shrimp spring rolls... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We visited the Tower of the Americas during the evening with the downtown San Antonio skyline in full Christmas lighting. Being able to see the whole metro area was great. The biggest issue was having only one elevator to the top and when you go in the evening you are competing with the restaurant/bar crowd going up too. There were... More 

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Ridge, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

You can't miss this sight in the San Antonio skyline. Took the elevator to the Observation Platform which allows to to go outside. Complete 360 degree unobstructed views that go on forever with correlating mappings of landmarks to know what your looking at. Also went to the theater for the 3D show. If you have kids they are going to... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Again, another site I visited as a kid but really didn't get or appreciate. The fact that San Antonio, even back in '68 hosted a World's Fair alone is stunning, but the view is even better. If you get a chance, try to have dinner here and enjoy the 360 degree 'tour' of San Antonio. I highly recommend it!

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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I took my wife for our anniversary to the restaurant at the top of the Tower of Americas. The experience was fantastic. I scheduled so we would be eating at sunset and we had a drink at the bar before our meal. The restaurant rotates so you get an absolutely fantastic view of San Antonio. The food (scallops) my wife... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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955 reviews 955 reviews
762 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You are so high up you can see most of San Antonio. The tower is incredible and the grounds around the bottom are equally wonderful

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Ogden, UT
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My wife and I took our son, his wife and their two young daughters to the Tower for a late lunch. Everyone really enjoyed the "Tour" as we made one full 360 during our hour plus meal. Since our son lives in S.A., it was a fun chance for him to point out all the various landmarks as we made... More 

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Jacksonville, Alabama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The tower does give you a good overhead look at the city. It really doesn't blow you away. You are about 650 ft up, which was probably a bigger deal in 1968 when it was first opened. You do get to learn a little history about the area from some murals that they have at the top. We went to... More 

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