What a sight to behold: glass-walled elevators ascend more than 500 feet to the observation deck, providing a panoramic view ... More
Tower of the Americas
What a sight to behold: glass-walled elevators ascend more than 500 feet to the observation deck, providing a panoramic view of the city. Standing a total 750 feet tall, the tower was constructed for HemisFair, the 1968 World's Fair and symbolizes the progress made by the people of the Western Hemisphere. Tower of the Americas is one landmark that you surely can't miss on your trip to San Antonio. This tower is open to public everyday from 10a onwards.
Built for the 1968 World's Fair, this is the tallest structure in San Antonio, thus the best place for a commanding view of the surrounding city. It only cost $5 for a 2-minute elevator ride to the observation deck to savor this view, but the queue to get into the elevator can be frustratingly long. San Antonio may not have the impressive skylines of New York or Chicago, but it is still worth a gaze from 600 feet.
What do I have to say. It was a wonderful experience for my family and me. It was quite romantic being up there with my husband watching the sunset on the oberservation deck. The only part that I did not care for was the dinner.
The Tower of the Americas is a really really tall building, but i think that is basically the best part of the tower. As you go up the elevator there is actually a crack in the floor, that you can look down and actually see how far you are going up. its pretty cool. But the best part is standing on the top floor and looking out at the beautiful San Antonio!! I didn't get to eat at the resteraunt but i've heard that its really good. the gift shop needs some work though, it could be more informative about the fabulous city of San Antonio. Everyone would love their stay!!!
This place is the most awesome of its kind. The ride up was smooth and breath taking. Once at the restaurant, the staff at the desk had us seated and ordering in a timely manner. The food was delicious and very inexpensive for such a place. Since we were there on the 4th of July, we were able to see the fireworks from all areas of San Antonio and surrounding cities. It is a beautiful cite( San Antonio at night).
The Tower of Americas has an excellent view. I was able to use one of the telescopes and see into Alamo Stadium to check the score of a local high school football game. I can't wait to go back up there when they are done renovating the restaurant area.
Yes the view is great but although they make a big deal about the fact that you can stay up there as long as you want what they neglect to tell you is that you can't get down until THEY come back up!!! So I was stuck up there with a very small child panicking because the bloody elevator didn't seem to be working!! About 15 minutes later after I was really getting into a state (with no phone there or anything to call down for assistance!) they finally arrived once they had some other people to view the observation level. NOT GOOD! I was pretty upset and felt they DEFINATELY should have warned you what the deal was. What if someone had a heart attack or something up there? It could have meant the difference between life and death!
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