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“Nice View” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tower of the Americas

Tower of the Americas
600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
210 223 3101
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Ranked #47 of 327 things to do in San Antonio
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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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“Nice View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This place was neat! Us four adults went to the top to the restaurant during their Happy Hour at sunset. Beautiful! Then we went to the 4D movie. It was broke but they didn't bother fixing the seats or discounting our tickets! That's the only dissappoitment I had.

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“Nice view...and that is about it!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We took a walk through Hemisphere Park and decided to check out the Tower of the Americas. It's about $11 to take a ride to the top, they have a restaurant, we were told meals start out at $22, but you get access to the upper deck. The view was cool, but that was about it. It was another one of those places they push you to the side and take a picture of you and then try to charge you $30 to $40 for the image of you superimposed on a background. It had that tourist trap feel, and the 4D movie theater was pretty disappointing. When we visited part of it was broken. They also try to shove as many people on the elevator as possible, my partner was pushed up against the wall by a herd of people they were forcing in the elevator. Go for the view...but there are better ways to spend your time.

Visited February 2013
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“Birds Eye View of the City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We took our 2 young children to the Tower of the America and they had a good time. We had lunch at the Chart House while we enjoyed the views. Our children enjoyed trying to find the different places we had visited and liked taking pictures to share with family and friends.

Visited January 2013
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“Must see tourist stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

A group of us walked from our hotel to the Tower of the Americas. We chose to eat in the restaurant before heading up to the observation deck where we took some amazing pictures of the city at night! What a great experience!

Visited January 2013
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“Tower of the Americas!! Best sunset view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

What a gorgeous view of the city and s Texas sunset! You have to go when it's happy hour at the restaurant bar, because the food is great and the view is unbeatable!!!

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