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Tower of the Americas, San Antonio

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Civic Center · Observation Deck
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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. Make Tower of the Americas a part of your San Antonio vacation plans using our San Antonio trip planning app.
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  • Cool views from the tower. Tip: If you want to basically go to the top without paying then just go to the bar. It does not cost anything to go to the bar and it is almost as high as the observation... 
    Cool views from the tower. Tip: If you want to basically go to the top without paying then just go to the bar. It does not cost anything to go to the bar and it is almost as high as the observation...  more »
  • Loved the views from the top of the tower. Apparently your ticket includes a movie but we weren't given the times and we missed it. Beautiful outside and loved all of the fountains and waterfalls. 
    Loved the views from the top of the tower. Apparently your ticket includes a movie but we weren't given the times and we missed it. Beautiful outside and loved all of the fountains and waterfalls.  more »
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  • Rae is just so wonderful. She is our server today and she made us feel welcomed and appreciated. She treated us with respect and attended to my kids with love and passion. Mary is great too. My dad came all the way from WI and we were told since we did not have a reservation, we should come back...Mary did her magic and she made us happy. Thank you and we will definitely come back again.
  • This place is AMAZING!!!! The service is impeccable. We love our server Lucy. She's beautiful inside and out. You can tell she really loves what she does. Her recommendation were spot on. From the wine selection to the meal and dessert. If you're a first timer like we were, please ask for Lucy. You won't be disappointed.

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