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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 #51 of 202 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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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My birthday is just before Christmas so we make reservations to get to the Tower just before sunset. As we are having dinner in the rotating restaurant, Christmas lights are coming on around the downtown area and it is beautiful. After dinner we stroll the Riverwalk and enjoy the lights from ground level. The restaurant fare may be a little... More

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Meridian, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Visited there early September of '14. We had heard on tv the night before that there were problems with the elevators, but my husband and our friend decided to go up anyway. After they had gone up, I noticed some employees closing off the entry to the elevators, so I started asking questions. They were all very vague in their... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went in the night time to the Observatory Deck to see the night view of San Antonio!! The view was just spectacular!!

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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Since the Tower of the Americas is 750 feet tall, it is taller than the San Jacinto Monument, and it is also taller than the Seattle Space Needle. For those traveling to the area for the first time who have been to the Seattle Space Needle, I noticed there is a gentleman here saying the Tower of the Americas isn't... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The first fee was $8 to park your car , next fee was $10 to go up in the elevator !!!! Really !!! The view was very nice but not with this expense . I would suggest going to the Restaurant to see this view . Tourist Trap !

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The soups and desserts are so good!!! I loved the experience a lot there is a lot to see and the food was very tasty. My only complaint was the Manager and the food pricing .We waited forever to get our table and when we did we were given the dinner menus when it was still lunch. They said they... More

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Viera, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

For me... this was pretty... but not special.... not nearly as special as the Space Needle in Seattle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A must see. We went when it had just stopped raining so great temp. It was dusk almost so we got the feel of both day and night light. You feel so free up there and it's great. Please stop by if you ever visit. Best 10$ we ever spent👍

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Wading River, New York
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38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was shocked to see how low this attraction was rated. This was a MUST see for us. Had a very enjoyable time and view were really great. If you go outside on the observation deck, be sure to hold onto your hat!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went for anniversary. Our steaks were super, fresh salad and veggies, and desert had chocolate to die for. Attentive staff. Prices were. It cheap, what you would expect for a location like this. However, great value for food, attention, view and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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