Tower of the Americas

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Jeffrey on February 14, 2001

The Tower of the Americas is a 650 foot tower with observation deck/gift shop, cocktail lounge, and restaurant levels, that is located downtown in Hemisfair Park that was built for the 1968 Worlds Fair. The tower is operated by the City of San Antonio Department of Parks and Recreation

Admission ($1-$3 based on age) is charged for the long scenic glass elevator ride to the observation deck. However, you can avoid the admission charge by taking the elevator to the lounge (one floor/level below the observation deck) and enjoying the view with a drink and/or appetizer. Then, you are welcome to take the elevator up to the observation deck at no cost.

They also have a restaurant one floor/level below the lounge that is open for lunch and dinner. Our visit was between lunch and dinner and the restaurant was closed. The restaurant is said to rotate in a complete circle about once an hour, but it must not rotate when the restaurant is closed.

The view is fantastic from the lounge, even with all the construction currently downtown. It provides a tremendous vantage point of the Rivercenter Mall, downtown hotels, Hemisfair Park, and the entire area.

Go for the view. The tower is an easy walk from the Rivercenter Mall area.

Tower of the Americas
600 Hemisfair Park
San Antonio, Texas, 78205
(210) 207-8615

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