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Address: 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210 223 3101
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This 750-foot tower built for the 1968 HemisFair has unbeatable panoramic...

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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The tower provides excellent views of the city. However, the lobby area is a bit run down and the surrounding area is not as lively as the Space Needle in Seattle. There are some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Monrovia, California, United States
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Alliance, Ohio
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for a relaxing hour or two, this is the place to visit. There also is a 4D Theater inside. Movie only last about 20 minutes or so, but it is kind of cool. The cost for everything is descent. The view from the top of the tower is breath taking.

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Monrovia, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tower provides excellent views of the city. However, the lobby area is a bit run down and the surrounding area is not as lively as the Space Needle in Seattle. There are some beautiful water features in the area.

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Columbus, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great view, but no different than any other city. It was overpriced to get up and the food was hit and miss.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful and elegant view of the town at a 360 degree turn around. Food is very good but a bit pricey but the view is worth it.

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Thank smontes2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for cocktails in the bar area. The view was beautiful. We ended up eating in the restaurant too. The food was delish.

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Eunice
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my family all enjoyed the Tower of the Americas. Although the ticket up is a bit pricey make sure you get the 4D movie that is offered as part of the ticket price and when you come back down. My kids and I love the 4D movie as much as the ride up

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyable trip to the top of the tower and watching the movie. The elevators are a little slow so have some patience. It's 750 ft to the top. If you have your own personal binoculars, take them as there is a great view on clear days.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I met with friends to celebrate our 15tth Wedding Anniversary and have dinner at the Chart House, athe restaurant at the top of The Tower of the Americas. Excellent menu, delicious food and drinks with a fabulous view of the City of San Antonio which changes minute by minute as the restaurant rotates 360 degrees each hour.... More 

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Apple Valley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The building was built for the hosting of the World's Fair. Elevator to the top of the building. Telescopes are available for 50 cents to view the city below. There is also a great restaurants to eat at, but a bit pricey. Free admission to three 15 min. 4D movies. Nice gift shop.

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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been up the tower four times now over the last 4 years. Coming home from the Grand Canyon last year as we were passing thru we decided to make a detour for dinner. Up to the Chart House we went. Food, I would say is just okay. Some good, some nothing to rave about and this has been the... More 

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