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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
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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Food, service, and hospitality was excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone passing through San Antonio Texas.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Food, service, and hospitality was excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone passing through San Antonio Texas.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

For the high prices they charge you would think the food would be better. The service was excellent though. I ate the stuffed flounder, which was ok. My husband has the ribeye steak and thought it was good.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great view. Can either sit at deck up top or have dinner at the wonderful but pricey restaurant. There is a gift shop and snack bar on first floor. $8 to park. Worth a visit

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and a good friend of mine decided to visit the Tower of Americas as the end to our mini vacation to San Antonio. The admission was cheap compared to other types of attractions (i.e., the Sears Tower [or Willis Tower]). It was only 75 stories, but on the walls was really good historical information about the richness of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

While the tower is a cool experience to view the city of San Antonio, there really isn't much to do other than read the wall of history once you are up there. The restaurant is by reservation only (and I assume at night). There was a small little store, but nothing other than convenient store snacks. Compared to other towers... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My partner and I had lunch at the restaurant here. The food was delicious, especially the lava cake for dessert. The service could not be faulted and thankfully it was a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky so we were able to enjoy the view from the revolving restaraunt.

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The ticket prices were OK. The view on top is amazing! Anyone with fear oh Heights beware! The 4d theater is without a doubt the worst example of such a theater. The 3d is horrendous but the worst part is the jerky movement of the seats. If you never had spinal problems before, visit that 4d theater and you will!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Go ahead and spend the $10 to ride to the top. It is a gorgeous view! You get a wristband and can come back all day.

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Aurora, Illinois, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I've been in quite of few of these 'tourist traps' and the $10-11 a person to me is overpriced to wait in a long line go up to get an aerial view of the city and then back down. But then I am from Sears with the Sears/Willis Tower so maybe I am biased. Plus I had a toddler with... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The 4D movie was fun, but all about advertising Texas, and no information on the Tower. Would have been nice to have audio info during movie or on ride up elevator about history, architect details, etc. tickets/wrist bands are good all day so we went back to view at night, and were glad we did. Water features around tower beautiful... More 

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