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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 #49 of 197 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A really interesting way to see the city. You can see out of the elevators most of the way up. The observation deck has informative displays and great views of the city. The 4D movie is a quick look at the state of Texas. Glad we went.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Quite a panorama experience. You certainly are able to see for miles and using the telescopes even adds a more superb view. Certainly an attraction not to be missed in San Antonio. I,m sure the revolving restaurant is superb, but is a little pricey and for very special occasions. The 4d theater experience is neat , but a little short... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you've been to a Landry's before, you know the quality of food you can expect. Fine dining service, great wine list, and an excellent selection of seafood and steaks. Expect to pay approximately $50 per person, even without a bar tab. We ordered the calimari appetizer, the ribeye, the coconut shrimp, the seafood trio, the porterhouse, and a lava... More

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Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

You get a great view of downtown San Antonio riding the elevator and at the top. There are posters full of information about the tower and the surrounding area. There are coin-operated telescopes that let you see the buildings all around the tower in more detail. At the base of the tower, there is a ‘4D’ theater. The chairs move,... More

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La Feria, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Simple & to the point... Part of observation deck was closed off at that time. The information walls were informative as well as the timeline picture wall.

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Justin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Instead of paying the fees to see the sights, head over to the Chart Room elevator and ask to go up to Bar 601. We had a large group and didn't find a table so just walked around and saw the sights. Then took the elevator back down. No fee! Worth it!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

750 foot tall tower. It has an observation deck, a bar and a dinner restaurant on the top of the tower. You can access the times you want during the whole day. So it's nice to see the city in the afternoon and at night.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Tower of the Americas was on our "maybe, if there's time" list, but our group decided it was a must-see. I'm so glad they did! The view was beautiful, of course, but the atmosphere at the bar was casual. The waitress was not pushy about buying more and more. We also got prime seating. The restaurant level, visible from... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Brought my family there for my daughter 17th birthday. The food was very good! Cannot say enough about the service! We called ahead and told them it was our daughters bday and the menu had her name on it!! The restaurant rotates 360 degrees which give a awesome view of the San Antonio Skyline!(it looked live every table was placed... More

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Is a nice experiences. We enjoyed the espectacular views from the above. Is just for about $10 per person. We was for a family vacation, our first time at Texas and we really enjoyed San Antonio incluided this atracction. Is a walking distance from the River Walk San Antonio. Great pictures from above. Highly recommended.

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