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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.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“observation deck” (331 reviews)
“chart house” (109 reviews)
“elevator ride” (97 reviews)
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739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3204
+1 210-223-3101
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Reviewed yesterday

This tower is just that, a tower. The structure has quite a bit at the base of it, including a theater, and a great restaurant with bar at the top, along with the Observation Deck which is at the very top. So in between is...More

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great experience. The grounds are nice, lots of fountains, and well kept even though there seemed like there was some construction going on. But the tower was great. Going up the elevator was cool because you can see the city as you...More

Thank pixiedreamer
Reviewed 3 days ago

The 4d movie that comes with your admission ticket is a bit lame. It is 3d but the 4th dimension (sprinkles of water and a shaking chair) leave a bit to be desired. That being said, the glass front elevator ride up to the observation...More

Thank BruceSpates
Reviewed 4 days ago

Going up the elevator is a little nerve racking but the views from the top are amazing. There is also an outside viewing area which if you are not careful, the wind will knock you on your butt. It was so much fun playing in...More

Thank beaujolias3
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The actual tower itself was okay. It only takes about a minute to go up and less than 5 minutes to walk around the whole top floor. I wouldn't say the view was spectacular but it was nice. And you got to see some of...More

Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

8.00 to park and 12.00 to go up in the tower. If I knew ahead of time,I wouldn't have even gone,waste of time

Thank andy1154
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great little activity with family. The only thing is GPS had a hard time getting us to it. We parked at the parking garage near the convention center and walked around it. From the ground it does look like there is parking...More

Thank Kimmyjonc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice relaxing atmosphere on the ground area. The water fall is serene. Ride the elevator to the top of the Tower. Look through the binoculars when you get there and hang on! Enjoy eating at the moving restaurant at the top. Don't worry.. it moves...More

Thank marilynb196
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take an elevator and get set to see the amazing view from the top.. . beautiful experience.. there is also a restaurant serving amazing food..

Thank saurabh2591
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another tourist attraction which is a MUST when in San Antonio The lift is small and it takes a while to get up to the top, but the view is worth it. I have seen better views, but it is something you need to do....More

Thank 2getawaydeals
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Lynetric R
4 May 2017|
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Response from thshetron | 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.
2 May 2017|
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Response from C C | Reviewed this property |
Yes and we enjoyed it very much.
16 February 2017|
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Response from lany666 | Reviewed this property |
Bar with a view (non moving) & rotating restaurant, it takes 1.15 to rotate completety.
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