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Tower of the Americas, San Antonio

Categories: Civic Centers, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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3.5/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
When passing through San Antonio, don’t miss dining in the rotating restaurant at Tower of the Americas. This 230 m (750 ft) tower, located in the middle of HemisFair park, was the tallest observation tower in the United States from 1968 until 1996. The panoramic view is best seen from the observation desk, which is easily accessible by an elevator. If you like a challenge, though, you can climb the 952 steps to the top. A 4-D movie about the history of Texas is included in the ticket price. Using our international travel planner, San Antonio attractions like Tower of the Americas can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This was ok... Great view of San Antonio from the top and the family enjoyed the 4D movie. Not thrilled with the arcade games everywhere. They are unnecessary. 
  • A 'must do' tour. You get to see 360 degrees of the area. It is a stop on the hop on hop off bus and then an easy walk along the river back to town if you do not want to wait for the next bus. Coffee ...  read more »
  • We took the advice of others, and planned our visit to enjoy the city views at the end of the day in the Bar at Happy Hour at sunset. Not only was this a good way to avoid the line-ups, but they have ...  read more »
  • What can I say, it's a tower with a nice view of the city. Much of the glass was dirty. From the lower ground floor to the top observatory, it looked like it hadn't been cleaned in awhile. Not great for the view. The audio tour was broken. Parking was expensive. And food at the tower was just OK for the price. Overall a somewhat unavoidable tourist stop. Still recommend, just wouldn't have high expectations. Likely better at night.
  • Parking is a bit high for the Tower unless you want to park somewhere farther and walk. The waterfalls outside are nice a relaxing. The gift shop has some nice items, but again, a little pricey. The tower itself doesn't really have much to offer other than the views of downtown S.A. The restaurant is very nice, but again very pricey. I think you get the theme of this review by now. Bottom line, the Tower is a cool tourist destination, but it really isn't worth the money and there isn't a whole to do here.
  • Horrible. Got here at 7pm. 1.5 hours of wait to go up top to observation. Wasnt much to see. Concession had nothing, it was nearly empty. Spent not even 15 minutes up here and waited another hour or so to go back down. Waste of time and wasn't even worth the charge! It's almost 10 and we're just going back down.
  • My girlfriend took me to this restaurant to celebrate my birthday.flew from Washington, D.C. 8/15/2016 lets jus say my waitress never took our order to the kitchen we was told he left on a "emergency" 36minutes later we get the check for a Caesar salad. YOU KNOW WHAT DONE WITH TELLING THIS SAD STORY😡 it makes me upset jus thinking bout it. THNKS FOR RUINING MY B-Day
  • I would never recommend the restaurant to anyone. The food is WAY overpriced... You won't end up leaving without paying $40-50/person minimum. It smells like dirty feet in the restaurant. The carpet needs replaced I think. The decore looks like the 70s. The waiter handed us dirty plates and then the waiter told us inaccurate information about the food. The food was not real good. I agree with other negative reviews I'm reading. Not worth the cost. Plus you have to pay for parking! Money pit.
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