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Tower of the Americas

Tower of the Americas

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1,597 Reviews
601 Tower Of Americas Way, San Antonio, TX, 78205

The Basics

It would be hard to visit San Antonio and miss the Tower of the Americas, which looms over the heart of the city. Besides the observation deck and restaurant, there’s also a 4D theater ride, called Skies Over Texas, which takes you on a sensory journey through the state to watch NASA astronauts train at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, attend a local football game, watch horses running in the wild, and visit some of San Antonio’s most important attractions.

The tower is included on just about every local sightseeing tour, and it’s a stop on hop-on hop-off bus tours. Entry to the tower can be added to most of San Antonio’s multi-attraction passes.

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Recent reviews from experiences in San Antonio

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Essence of San Antonio
True, May 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
We enjoyed the River Cruise, the Alamo, and The Tower of The Americas. We wish we had the Hop On Hop Off Bus tour app so we could tell what time a bus would arrive at each stop. We had this in San Francisco and it was very helpful. We really appreciated the air conditioning on the lower level and the ability to wait on the bus u til it left. All employees were friendly and helpful.
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Amazing
Andrew_G, Jun 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
So much fun!! The bus driver was great!! We weren’t able to complete our extras due to health reasons and they refunded me for what we didn’t do. Will definitely look forward to working with them again!!
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San Antonio
Beverly_G, May 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Very knowledgeable bus guide and boat captain. We could not see several of the sites due to road closures and construction in several areas. The area needs more ADA access to all of these sites.
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Good ride!
Susan_M, May 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
River tour very good! Yesterday Hop on Tour NICHOLAS the bus driver was EXCELLENT!!!! Personally narrated points of interest and easy to hear. He made the visit more enjoyable than we we expected.
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Exceptional
Gary_L, Apr 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Very pleased with all aspects of the events. All staff encountered were friendly and informative about landmarks in San Antonio.
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San Antonio Getaway!!
Dion_D, Apr 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Tour of Tower of Americas was awesome!! The River Walk Cruise was fun and relaxing for the entire gang!!
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Hop on hop off bus was...
Robin_C, Apr 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Hop on hop off bus was great. Drivers friendly and never had to wait long on a pick up. Riverwalk is beautiful.
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We enjoyed the second...
MaryLynn_B, Apr 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
We enjoyed the second time setting more than the first, of that's possible. Looking forward to day two.
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Wonderful tour
sandyanne2, Apr 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Alamo and the bus ride Nice tour of San Antonio showed all the highlights. The boat ride was excellent.
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Awesome experience
Lori_A, Mar 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Our boat captain was excellent. His commentary was interesting and engaging and we went around 6pm so the lighting was great on all the buildings and landmarks.
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A 'must do' when visiting San Antonio
Janet_R, Nov 2020
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Relaxing. Informative. Friendly. We enjoyed the boat captain's humor and knowledge. Very pleasant experience.
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Great trip
camille_A, Nov 2020
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
The hop on off bus was a great way to get around. We used that instead of Uber or taxi… lol! And most things were within walking distance of our hotel anyway. To cruise on the river walk was very nice

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Tickets to the tower include unlimited access to the observation deck and the 4D theater.

  • Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the building.

  • The Tower of the Americas is fully wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The Tower of the Americas is in downtown San Antonio, within easy walking distance of the River Walk. If you’re coming from further away, your best bet is to drive or take a taxi or rideshare as public transportation is limited.

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When to Get There

Each attraction within the Tower of the Americas maintains its own hours. The observation deck is open daily throughout the year from late morning until late in the evening, with slightly extended hours on Friday and Saturday nights. The rotating restaurant is open every day for dinner and also serves lunch on weekdays.

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Events at Tower Plaza

The plaza at the base of the Tower of the Americas hosts festivals and special events throughout the year. Stop by to enjoy an outdoor concert or movie screening, take a Zumba class, admire custom autos at a car show, or shop local vendors’ stands on a market day. Check the calendar before your trip to see what’s happening.

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