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Hemisfair Park

434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3202
+1 210-709-4750
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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 the looming 750-foot tall Tower of the Americas, offering a terrific view of the city.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3202
Downtown
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"water features"
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"children's playground"
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"splash pad"
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"jungle gym"
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"water garden"
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"cultural institute"
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"south alamo"
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"gonzalez convention center"
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"historic village"
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"original site"
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"degree view"
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"texas culture"
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"food trucks"
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"great place to take"
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"la villita"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the flowers and structures. Very cute park. We would visit again. Water pads for the kids. Lots of shade for parents to relax while kids play.

Thank Ruth H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No place to park free but its always fun to go up to the top of the tower and the water garden area and nearby playground is great for a date or kids. If you BYOB and food its cheap fun at your own pace....More

Thank Thomas K
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This was built for the 1968 Hemisfair. I am so happy to say that the entire area is very well maintained. Beautiful fountains and places to sit outdoors. The Tower of The America’s is the highlight of the park. Populated with very charming older buildings....More

Thank mojomo
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

I have to admit we walked through the park and I focused on the water features. I'm a sucker for water features and this park has some wonderful ones! The sound of running water is so soothing and cooling, even during the hottest days of...More

Thank ReikiForAllBeings
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Like many tourists, we had gone to the Tower of the Americas and we're surprised to see the adjacent green area. We admired the Peace sculpture and enjoyed seeing and reading about the old homes.

Thank LJ C
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We went here two occasions for the Light the Night for Leukemia and the park was rather impressive. The announced crowd was around 4000 and you weren't squished like at some events. Very receptive to dogs even though ours would have not done well there....More

Thank Misterbunns
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The park is located at the based of the Tower of the Americas. It's a nice place to walk the dogs, hang out and just relax.

Thank MeraKi25
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Park was a gathering point for people during the 1968 World's fair, and it still is today. In the park you will find walking paths, gardens, tower of the Americas, fountains, Mexican cultural Center, San Antonio Convention Center, old homes, playgrounds, etc. Quite literally, there...More

Thank rduinc
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

HemisFair Park – In 1968, San Antonio hosted the World’s Fair, actually the HemisFair with Central, North and South America and Canada, and many structures are kept in the public space, a stop for the tour buses. There are historic houses with placards, parks/playground with...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

We only had about an hour to spend here. It is near the Tower of the Americas. Has a playground and a splash pad. Kids had fun, 8 and 10 years old.

Thank Jesse S
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