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Tower of the Americas

Address: 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 210 223 3101
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Ranked #38 of 144 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Architectural Buildings, Civic Centers, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Owner description: This 750-foot tower built for the 1968 HemisFair has unbeatable...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Civic Centers, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Owner 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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Tampa, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Towers of America is a great park to walk through. There are beautiful fountains which make for great pictures. There are restrooms in the park. It took us only about 15 minutes to walk through it, so be sure to stop by. We chose not take the ride in the tower as it was very overcast and rainy during our... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Just planned to come in at Happy Hour. Had the Mango marguerita and it was incredible! Also shared the hummus appetizer and it was delicious! Will recommend to those visiting. Great view as well.

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San Marcos, California
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241 reviews 241 reviews
80 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The Tower of the Americas is a great place to get a view of the city, like other towers around the country, but if you really want to get the value, make an early Dinner reservation at the Chart House Restaurant. You can enjoy te views as you have an excellent meal. If the weather is right you get a... More 

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Warren, Indiana
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171 reviews 171 reviews
76 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

First we heard it was worth it, then not...that is was very expensive, then not...that you could not get to the top without paying, then you could...lots of misinformation out there. We hadn't brought dress-up clothing and knew the Chart House in the tower was fine dining. Here's the scoop: You can take the elevator to the Bar 601 in... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth heading to the top to check out the view of San Antonio. We did both day and night views. The day view is nice to be able to see and recognize locations of the city and the night view is much more romantic with the lights of the city and surrounding areas. Tip - Head to the tower... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I loved going up the tower to the observation deck. You could see all over San Antonio and the view was unbelievable.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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288 reviews 288 reviews
123 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing views of the entire San Antonio area. Worth a visit if you have time. Close enough to walk to if you are doing the Alamo & Riverwalk. Best views are on a clear day with blue skies

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Commerce, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our four year old grandson loved the 4D presentation and so did we! The elevator ride and the observation deck were also interesting. The parking lot was full and it was difficult to find a place to park on Saturday afternoon. My ONLY complaint is: we walked all the way past the parking lot entrance and up to the ticket... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Wouldn't make it the top attraction but it's worth doing. The 4D movie is poorly done. But the tower itself is some nice views. Save your self a couple dollars and go to the lounge, buy a drink and enjoy the view for the cost of your drink. Cheaper than buying a ticket to the Viewing deck. It's exactly the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I really enjoyed having lunch at the Tower of the Americas. The service was great, and the food was good. Save room for the delicious homemade desserts. Views of the city are outstanding. It is a fun experience to ride the elevator up, and dine in the rotating restaurant. There is plenty of parking for visiting tower of america. In... More 

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