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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Nice view, but san antonio; gardens pretty

So, our river walk tour guide let us know that nothing in San Antonio can cast a shadow on the Alamo (makes sense). However, this makes the view from the top of the tower of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Last year we went as 3 friends and 2 children 1 and under. It made such an impression on my friend that travels from Virginia to Texas with me that when we planned our trip to Texas this year he requested Charthouse to show his wife for lunch. The view and service are spectacular. The food is really yummy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great way to see San Antonio ! We had lunch in the Chart House Restaurant . . .. it rotates around for great views . . We had a beautiful day to see the sites . .Great photos on the walls of the restaurant .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

So, our river walk tour guide let us know that nothing in San Antonio can cast a shadow on the Alamo (makes sense). However, this makes the view from the top of the tower of the americas less exciting than it might be in another city (oh wait, I HAVE seen this in another city -- Seattle). It's a really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Overall the view from top is amazing. But if your wearing a hat just like I was, you better take it off or it's gonna go flying right off the tower! Cuz one thing's for sure, IT GETS REALLY WINDY UP THERE!! Only difference from this tower and the Reunion Tower back home,this tower has a plastic wall all around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We finally had a chance to visit San Antonio, Texas for a few days (April 12-16th 2015). Like the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas, San Antonio has a huge tower named the "Tower of the Americas" that is approximately 800 feet high. There is a charge to ride the outside elevator up to the tower in order to get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This attraction is just plain out amazing. Its so calm and breathtaking I definitely recommend this to anyone who is visiting San Antonio.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

First of all I hat heights, but my wife is not afraid. The elevator ride is fast and pretty cool, once you get to the top we went to the outer part of the tower which was really windy and just to look down freaked the heck out of me and we got to see a helicopter with 2 gentlemen... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Being not so enthusiastic about heights I was a little hesitant to board the glass elevator taking me to the top of this 750-foot observation tower. Once you have arrived at the top the panoramic view of San Antonio is incredible. There are two portions of the observation deck, one enclosed and one down a few steps that is open... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The 'ride ' is a 3D movie with a bit of seat jerking, etc. Not as good as we've experienced elsewhere (Disney, Universal,etc). The visit to the tower was Ok and the visibility was very good when we went but there's not much to see! The tops of several hotels and housing estates. There's no ocean or mountains, or historical... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Tower of Americas after seeing good reviews about it online. However we were a little disappointed about the lack of attractions. When we arrived we were a little shocked to see that the advertised ticket prices are wrong. I had read in their leaflet that it was cost $8 each however upon arrival we found it... More 

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