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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 #50 of 204 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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Brooks, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Not a whole lot to do, enjoyed the theatre show and had a few appetizers during happy hour which were really good. View is okay - watched the sunset. Elevator service is very slow - can't imagine what it's like when it's busy. Grounds are pretty!

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Redding, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of the few remaining revolving restaurants in the United States! The walk just to get the the tower is long, but worth the trip! Lots of water ponds and greenery along the way. There are fountains and waterfalls on the grounds of the Tower, also a little coffee place and outside seating!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
54 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The view and history is impressive, the downside we had to wait half an hour to get back down. This let it down quite a bit in my experience.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Going up in the tower of the Americas is a fun family activity. There isn't a whole lot to do up there, other than look. There are snacks up there and a restaurant that rotates, but you pay extra for that. The 4D film that is included is Ok, but if there is a long line, skip it.

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Bay Minette
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The views of San Antonio from the top were excellent. The grounds are well laid out and attractive. A great place to just kick back and relax. However don't waste your time at the Texas Sky motion show. The show was not very good and the jerking of the seat motion was not coordinated to what was on the screen,... More

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Midland, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The view. The VIEW! can watch the views all day and night. The trip in the elevator was a rush, and suddenly you are at the top of the tower. You can stay inside or go to the outside part of the observation floor. With two little kids we stay there as long as possible and then we went down... More

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Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I took the view in mid afternoon & the surrounding outside lower ground area around the base of the tower was wonderful too. The 4D movie was great as well. My ticket was part of the Alamo trolley Hop-On Hop-Off.

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Reston, Virginia
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27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Tower of the Americas should be one element of a downtown tour rather than a dedicated attraction. One of the appealing characteristics is that you can enjoy a bright, open view of the city, a dramatic contrast to the somewhat confined River Walk. My recommendation is to take a walk through the Alamo Shrine and walk to the Tower via... More

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Worth a visit so that you can overlook the whole of the city and surrounding area. The cost of the trip to the top is low and you also get a 4D cinema experience. Not sure why it does not attract a great deal more visitors because it is within walking distance of the Alamo. Could be because the overall... More

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Charlotte, NC, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Our visit fulfilled a "bucket list"-type adventure.The view was great but the the server was rushed ( he had to leave for a personal appointment). The food was well- prepared and well presented. The total tariff for our party of three was bit hefty, but offset by the incredible venue and views.

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