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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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Visited Tower of Americas during our last visit to San Antonio.Getting a groupon with $11 for 2 people was worth it. The restaurant/bar - Do go to the bar during the happy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Visited Tower of Americas during our last visit to San Antonio.Getting a groupon with $11 for 2 people was worth it. The restaurant/bar - Do go to the bar during the happy hour, which I think is from 3-7pm.The happy hour menu i spretty good and the drinks are worth the price.The bar is situated a little inside but still... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

From the time we got on the elevator to the time we left the parking lot was a wonderful experience. All staff on duty seemed pleasant and very kind. The food was very good and it was a very memorable time for us celebrating our 30th anniversary.

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Tipton, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Built in 1968....750 ft. tall. This is a sight that keeps popping up all over downtown thru alleys and around corners of buildings etc. So you have to go see it. Kids will enjoy it as well. Cut thru the Convention Center and keep walking all the way to the back and you'll enter Hemisfair Park that will lead you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Make sure you call before you visit or paying for $11 parking because sometimes they close the observation deck for private events.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

San Antonio is not as spectacular as other cities with such a tower. Nevertheless you have a great view over the city because there is no other building that high.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised upon my visit. Not only was there a tower with an observation deck but the park around the tower was beautiful, tranquil, and peaceful. If I lived in the city I would honestly go there to have a picnic, or just read a book and take in a gorgeous sunny day. Apparently many of the locals... More 

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Pocatello, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Clean facility, had good views of the city from the top of tower. You can walk around on the top of the tower either inside or outside, windy on the outside. Short elevator ride to the top, thought it would be longer, good views in the elevator as it is glass. Best part was the 4D movie with the moving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Elevator to top is sturdy, fast and not scary. Don't be afraid to stand near window. Easy ride. 3D Theatre at bottom worth seeing, but prepare to be jarred in seat quite a bit!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a review of the tower / 4D movie / observation package. Its family affordable and the kids liked it. Its an easy walk from the riverwalk to here. The movie is good and the kids had a lot of fun on the observation deck. This takes 2-4 hours.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Great view, but still just a tower and upper view of San Antonio. Did not eat at restaurant due to time constraints, this may of been fun. They were using old impression style credit card forms of payment and said their system was down, this was on 4-26-15. I see reviews later saying the same thing. This did not make... More 

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