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Tower of the Americas

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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.
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739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3204
+1 210-223-3101
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Reviewed today

Built as part of the 1960 World's Fair, there is a modest entrance fee that will grant you access to the 4-D theater as well as the Observation Deck. Wow! Was the deck up high! 750 feet! Nice views of the city and lots of...More

Thank MegtheHealer
Reviewed yesterday

We loved the views from the top and the "Air over Texas" movie. Nice way to spend a few hours and see San Antonio from another perspective.

Thank Q8494HGyvonneh
Reviewed 2 days ago

This structure is from the late 1960's. It supplies a view of the city from high vantage point. In my opinion the price should be lower and then it would be worth it.

Thank dadams623
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m afraid of heights but I decided to take a chance of this but still it was scary to me as Elevator goes up you feel a bumps I when get up there I don’t know if its me. Or it’s built to feel slanted...More

Thank Soledad M
Reviewed 3 days ago

OK...don't worry about being way up in the air in a concrete tower because it's safe and provides a 360 degree view of San Antonio. Looking down on our 24-story hotel was a little different but the experience is worth it. Depending on your schedule,...More

Thank A120dbdr
Reviewed 3 days ago

This tower is well worth the visit. The elevator ride up to the top was very smooth and the operator made those of us who are afraid of heights very comfortable. At the top the views were absolutely fantastic. I really liked that there were...More

Thank krarnold84
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a neat little adventure for your family. It is windy up there! It's about $10 or so to head up to the top. You can eat in the restaurant for an added perk!

Thank Shawn S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed going to the observation deck and taking lots of pictures. Fun to see all the places we have walked and visited from so high up. We really enjoyed the 4D movies too. We saw 2 of the 3 movies. While 2 of the movies...More

Thank Patti V
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did both the observation deck and the 4D movie - "Skies over Texas". I would say it was a successful experience, Nothing too overwhelming here but worth doing. The observation deck it pretty much what you would expect - a panoramic view of the...More

Thank Hpmicks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just wanted to go up to the bar at the top for happy hour (4.30pm to 7pm). Told that to the lady at the entrance and she directed us to the elevator. Amazing ride up with great views of the city. The bar is...More

Thank ChumleySmith
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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.
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.
May 2, 2017|
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Response from C C | Reviewed this property |
Yes and we enjoyed it very much.