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Tower of the Americas

739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3204
+1 210-223-3101
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This 750-foot tower built for the 1968 HemisFair has unbeatable panoramic views, especially if you're in the tower's revolving restaurant.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“observation deck” (356 reviews)
“chart house” (119 reviews)
“elevator ride” (103 reviews)
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739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3204
Downtown
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+1 210-223-3101
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"observation deck"
in 356 reviews
"chart house"
in 119 reviews
"elevator ride"
in 103 reviews
"revolving restaurant"
in 58 reviews
"d movie"
in 53 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 35 reviews
"views of san antonio"
in 34 reviews
"glass elevator"
in 32 reviews
"degree view"
in 30 reviews
"space needle"
in 23 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 26 reviews
"happy hour"
in 70 reviews
"eye view"
in 22 reviews
"entire city"
in 23 reviews
"hemisfair park"
in 26 reviews
"gift shop"
in 79 reviews
"water features"
in 22 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While on a couples weekend we decided on this impressive restaurant (chart house )for a late lunch early dinner. If you’re scared of the prices our reservation were at two and they had the lunch menu still available and they had burgers and sandwiches that...More

Thank WrightD513
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First built in 1968 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of San Antonio, the Tower and Hemisfair park have been updated for the 300th anniversary. I suggest going to the restaurant, but if not, do go to the observation deck for the views.

Thank James W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When you are in San Antonio this is a stop that you should make. The views from the observation deck are awesome.

Thank Thomas1755
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing tourist attraction in San Antonio and the staff are very nice and helpful. Make sure you take the time out to view the 3D presentation before you make your journey up the tower to see the spectacular view from so many view points. There...More

Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the worst $50 we spent all week on our Texas vacation. Glorified elevator ride. Outer observation deck was closed, which isn’t that the whole point of going to the top of a tower?!? It would have been nice to know that it was...More

Thank H4044SHjenniferp
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to SA on a weekday during the Icy and snow day in Houston. Was almost empty in the restaurant , perhaps because if the cod wave. The food and service, both was great and as expected the price was $$$$ but worth it. One...More

Thank Trevor K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grounds at entrance are pretty but this was really boring. Just an elevator ride to see the view and a fairly low budget 4D movie “ride”. Staff was not friendly. Outer ring observation ring was closed. Save your money.

1  Thank sunnatalie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was quite expensive for a ride in the elevator and the outer rim being shut down. The outside had no water in it and it looked abandoned.

1  Thank Shelby N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view does not disappoint! Lots of historical photographs and maps. Very informative and entertaining. You MUST go up the tower!

Thank 482annmariem
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the most boring and wasteful time spent in San Antonio. All you do is ride up the elevator. Then look out at San Antonio. It seemed dirty and no one was there. It had some information to read, but it was just a...More

1  Thank Christina W
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johnchariel
April 4, 2018|
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Response from Drew N | Reviewed this property |
I went last week and it was $8, BUT if you can find parking on the street and don’t mind a little walk it’s 30cents per hour.
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Lynetric R
May 4, 2017|
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Response from Tamara H | Reviewed this property |
Yes for reservations. All views are good. The inner seating is elevated and all seats face outward (no one sits with back to view). Give yourself plenty of time for the elevator. We waited quite a bit for it.
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mwsuval
May 2, 2017|
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Response from C C | Reviewed this property |
Yes and we enjoyed it very much.
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