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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3202
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All reviews water features children's playground sand play jungle gym splash pad water garden sand box south alamo historic village shaded areas nice place to visit nice walk downtown area lots of fun the river walk across the street americas
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautifully designed park for kids of all ages! Splash pad is awesome too! Highly recommend for families.

Thank komsttl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiance and I had an enjoyable time at the Hemisfair park and the Tower of the Americas. We enjoyed the sculptures in the park. The view from the top of the tower was fun. We also enjoyed the 4D movies.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The theater is at 420 S. Alamo on the Hemisfair grounds. There is a parking lot right next to it. We spent two hours of free fun (except for the parking). There was a story/craft time for young children in a building next to the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is walkable from the Alamo area, but the park is large so be ready to walk some more! The gardens, playground, amazing tower (ride to the top!). It is on the grounds where the 1968 World's Fair was held. Another fun bit of history...More

Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family visited Hemisfair Park during Fiesta and also for the free concert during the Final Four. The location is perfectly suited downtown and easy to get to.

Thank Gerie K
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Great place. Very interesting. We went here on our trip to the Final four basketball tournament. Very enjoyable.

Thank Becky V
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Our recommendation is to walk the park when it is lit in the evening. Make sure you go up to the top of the Tower of the Americas while you are there.

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Large park type setting with lots of shady trees and squirrels running around. Nice place to sit and take a break. Small play area for the kids to play.

Thank robfromnmusa
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The park is the place where the Hemisfair was held in 1968 and I was here. Lots to see and now it is a great place to revisit and enjoy some entertainment. At different times of the year there are many bands and events happening...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

First off, this is the best free venue in all of San Antonio. Second of all, they prefer it to just be called Hemisfair. But it is tough to change the local’s mindset. Hemisfair will have a total of three, world class parks: Yanaguana Garden...More

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Jerry S
September 1, 2018|
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Response from dskid | Reviewed this property |
It's "Hemisfair" that's a play on words for hemisphere.
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