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“A Very Nice City Park”
Review of Hemisfair Park

Hemisfair Park
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City Sightseeing San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Ranked #56 of 266 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Seattle, Washington
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432 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
“A Very Nice City Park”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

This is a city park that is a nice escape from the traffic and busy streets of downtown. It is the former home of the worlds fair and is convenient to everything in the city center.

Visited September 2011
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Odenton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“great place to take a book”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

The park is quite lovely and in the cooler months, would be ideal for a blanket and a book.

Visited March 2012
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Texas
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“I love this place!”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

Love the view! You have to go at least once in your life. Try going in the afternoon so you can see both day view and night view. Try walking on the outside and feel the wind blow your hair back!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,228 helpful votes
“Not Much Happening”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

This could be a great space, but not much happening here now. Hemisfair Park was originally built to host the 1968 World's Fair. The 15 acre park features cascading waterfalls and fountains, lushly landscaped areas, historic buildings, and a children's playground, but seems to suffer from neglect or almost abandon. It adjoins the King Wiliam District and provides walking access to the Tower of Americas and the Institute of Texan Cultures (see my separate reviews).

Unfortuntately, it is just deserted, wasted space right now. Hope that someday the City of San Antonio capitalizes on this nice location.

Visited February 2012
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Vidor, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Water flowing everywhere!”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

I love to just ride my scooter around this area, especially around the water area at the foot of the Tower of the Americas. I went after a heavy rain and there was no one around. There are access points to let you get up close and personal. Love it!

Visited February 2012
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