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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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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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We went here a while ago while visiting some friends that came to town. They added a really pretty water features and it looks nice. It is so relaxing to just walk around. Then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
matthewlantzy
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San Antonio, Texas

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fun and interesting place to take a walk to people watch and see the gardens. San Antonio has done wonderful job to make the parks beautiful and fun for residents and tourists. Go visit .

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Food was scrumptious, delicious, excellent presentation Beautiful views we did make reservations, may not be necessary. Later, enjoyed walk outside top of tower, we did not pay a fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing water gardens all around and nice views fro the top. We got there right at opening time, which is apparently unusual because there were no other visitiors there and it took 10 minutes for the staff to get their act together. It would have been a better experience if we didn't have to watch the cashier prepare everything prior... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went here a while ago while visiting some friends that came to town. They added a really pretty water features and it looks nice. It is so relaxing to just walk around. Then you can go upto the observation deck and look at San Antonio. It is good to go late in the afternoon then look around at sunset... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My actual rating of this attraction is actually above average but not very good. The tower charges a reasonable entrance fee of less than $12 per person, tax-inclusive. The elevator ride up is short but fun since you get to see San Antonio from an entirely different perspective, but the tower itself is outdated. My husband and I spent less... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There was nothing extraordinary about this visit to me. It was $13 to go up which I thought was a good price. The tower itself I thought was outdated. They do the usual take the elevator up, there's history of the town up there, and you can walk around and see the view. I guess it was marginal to me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I'm terribly afraid of heights so the height of the building and the elevator ride up to it so pretty scary for me. It was a beautiful sight and we'll worth the trip up.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Waste of time. U wait 2 hours to get up and spend 10 min seeing a skyline with no buildings. Waste of money. DONT GO DONT GO. DONT GO DONT GO DONNY GO

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband and I went to the tower during a quick weekend getaway. This was my first time and it was such a cool experience! We went when it got dark and it was so pretty to see the city lights. Would definitely recommend checking this out on your trip to San Antonio.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Tower of the Americas in San Antonio is a dominating feature of the city skyline. There is a restaurant and observation deck, both of which are open to the public. The Chart House restaurant has it's own entrance and booking a table is definitely recommended. The restaurant rotates a full 360 degrees once an hour. Diners are treated to an... More 

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