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Address: 222 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210-223-3101
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Built for the 1968 HemisFair in honor of the city's 250th anniversary, this...

Built for the 1968 HemisFair in honor of the city's 250th anniversary, this delightful park is a local favorite, particularly the water gardens and the kid-designed wood and sand playground, which includes a castle and space tunnel. The highlight is the looming 750-foot tall Tower of the Americas, offering a terrific view of the city.

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Relaxing

Nice walks. Wonderful water falls, fountains, play grounds. You know the ones where the water spots up from the ground. Being a lunch and enjoy. A great place to take pics too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and fun park lots of things for the kids to do beautifully landscaped kids of all ages will definitely have fun things to climb on ride on foosball tables and even ping pong tables my grandkids really loved it will definitely be taking them again

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Houston, Texas
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415 reviews
197 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Nice walks. Wonderful water falls, fountains, play grounds. You know the ones where the water spots up from the ground. Being a lunch and enjoy. A great place to take pics too.

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Thank survivor5804
Hollywood, Florida
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839 reviews
540 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This place it great for walker, has the relaxing waterfalls, it also has the art museum nearby which several art sculpture. Relaxing area. Must do while in San Antonio, there no fee.

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El Paso, Texas
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499 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Probably the best kept secret in San Antonio, even after I spill the beans, is that across the street from the Federal Building which share space with the hemisphere park is free parking on weekends. There's tons of traffic trying to get off on Commerce Street and Park in downtown San Antonio, but if you're willing to drive to South... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

If you are downtown with kids this park is a must do! They have a new area with giant checker and chess games, ping pong, foos ball and fun climbing, swinging and play areas for the kids.

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Thank angierouse
Texas
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269 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We went with our grandkids to this new urban park. It is very nice with a huge sand play area and water features, swings, jungle gym, merry go round, games and changing areas if kids get wet and dirty. They even had a piano for kids to play. There are park helpers that set up the games and keep the... More 

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Bandung
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Visited San Antonio a couple of years ago, walked the path beside the canal. Took time to visit the HemisFair Park, once the location of the Conference of the Americas. It was a hot and bright summer day. The dry air was suddenly moist due to ample water at the water garden. Children really enjoyed themselves, immersed in some of... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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134 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

HemisFair Park was the site of the 1968 World's Fair, and since then it has gone through several incarnations. It's now being upgraded to add more activities and attractions for people of all ages. It's worth a stroll.

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League City, Texas
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Special weekday happy hour menu for food and drinks. While the bar does not revolve like the restaurant it is still a great view. Well worth doing. Though limited choices there was a had good variety. Got there right when happy hour started to get a great table (right behind the bar).

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Tucson Arizona
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399 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,865 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

After spending hours at the "Institute of Texan Cultures", we walked back to our hotel through this area. It being Labor Day, there were hundreds of people there, and it was hot and humid. We had planned to walk in a straight line, but all those beautiful fountains, and cascading waterfalls made us take a detour loop just so we... More 

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