Tower of the Americas, San Antonio

The Tower of the Americas was built in 1968 as part of the 1968 World’s Hemisfair, and located in beautiful Hemisfair Park!  It’s the second largest tower in the United States, thnks to the point at the top, behind the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas!  From 750 feet in the air, you can see SO much of Downtown San Antonio, the Riverwalk and much more!


Know Before You Go

Parking: Monday – Wednesday: $8.00,  Thursday – Sunday: $11.00  The Government Services Administration (GSA) lots located south of Cesar Chavez are free on weekdays after 6pm, except during special events.

Outside food and drinks are not allowed in the Tower. There is a cafe and a Starbucks at the Tower.

Check Groupon, which routinely runs specials!


Skies Over Texas 4D Theater Ride

Watch a movie about Texas in a theater that moves with the show!  Movie ticket is included in your admission.


Flags Over Texas Observation Deck 

Two decks, one air conditioned and one filled with the breeze from 750′ in the air, give you a complete 360 degree view of the city below!  Along the wall is a mural of the city landmarks to help you find them!

Bring some quarters viewing, or a pair of binoculars!

On the interior wall is a mural of the history of the 6 Flags of Texas.



Get a view of the Alamodome from the observation deck!

Chart House Restaurant 

Get a view of the entire city while you dine as the floor slowly spins you around!  An Observation Deck admission is included for all full-dining restaurant guest.  Click HERE for more information.

Gift Shop

The perfect place for all your Texas souvenirs!


From June through October the Plaza is filled with live music, bounce houses and more family fun for Party on the Plaza!  Click HERE for more information!


Hemisfair Park

The Tower of the Americas is located in Hemisfair Park, a HUGE urban park with amazing play areas, splash pad, learning tables including kite building and much more in Yanaguana Garden!  Click HERE to learn more!

The Institute of Texan Culture is located at Hemisfair Park.  Click  HERE to visit their website.

Things To Do in San Antonio


Just a short 1/2 mile away from the Tower, the San Antonio Riverwalk can best be seen and appreciated by a Rio San Antonio Cruise!  Click HERE for more information!

Thrill at Six Flags Fiesta Texas!  Click HERE for all my best tips before you go!

Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours gives you a fun tour of another side of San Antonio!  Click HERE for more information!


Casa Rio has been serving Tex-Mex favorites on the river since 1946, go for the atmosphere as much as the food!  Click HERE to visit their website.


When traveling with kids, it’s all about the pool!  The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk has an indoor/outdoor pool, and they’ll love being able to point it out from the top of the Tower!  Click HERE for more information!

Tower of the Americas  

739 E César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio 

Click HERE to visit their website.    

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