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Tower of the Americas

Tower of the Americas

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1,726 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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Great choice to see the city
Charles_S, Sep 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
The boat tour with our captain Stew was amazing! Great way to view the city. The hop on hop off feature of the buses is convenient and worked well
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beats walking
Josefa_G, Sep 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
j.p. was a great host. i was under the impression we get a few days for the second. we are doing it again today
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Fun in the sun
Mandy_S, Jul 2021
48-Hour San Antonio Hop-on Hop-off Plus Tower of the Americas Admission
Great guide he was amazing, we got rained on a bit but it didn’t hurt our fun. The construction and detours wer sucky though
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Amazing experience!
Nathan_B, Sep 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
We loved seeing the highlights of San Antonio and thoroughly enjoyed the cruise! I would highly recommend this experience to anyone!
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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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San Antonio Love It
Mari303x, Aug 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
The Hop on Hop off bus we used it all day to get around. The Tower of the America had breathtaking views. The Riverwalk Boat Ride was very enjoyable. Love San Antonio will be back!!
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Tour well worth the money.
Jackie_W, Aug 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
John was a very personable knowledgeable tour guide. Enjoyable river cruise but couldn’t hear the guide as well.
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I enjoyed the bus rides hop on hop off!hop off!
Gwenny, Jul 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Tower if the America's, The Pearl and hopping on and off at stops. The office assistants were very good and informative!
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River Cruise
Denise_B, Jul 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
The driver of our boat was very knowledgeable and funny. I learned a lot and will come back The cruise was fun
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Great value!
Samantha_O, Jul 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Enjoyed the bus and the boat. The bus is a really great way to see SAT. The tower was OK. The movie thing is plain silly.
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Nice boat ride!
Karen_C, Jul 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
The guide made the boat ride so fun! Learned a lot of new stuff aboit San Diego. Highly recommended.
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Great time at The Alamo.
Lina, Jul 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Had a wonderful time. The bus driver JP was great, friendly & funny. It was a plus getting tickets to the tower which was having a Classic car show. The river boat was absolutely wonderful also the driver was very funny knowledgeable and we had a great time. Will recommend this to my friends.

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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