Having been built in 1968 for the World’s Fair, the Tower of the Americas is one of San Antonio’s most popular attractions and stands 750 feet tall. It is the tallest free-standing buildings in the United States – even taller than the Seattle Space Needle. Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of downtown San Antonio and beyond, tasty food, and fun for the whole family at Tower of the Americas, situated at Hemisfair Park just a few blocks from the River Walk. View for miles in every direction or zoom in on the city using the binoculars placed on the deck. Pictures on the deck floor will assist you to recognize locations of interest around the city, while historical pictures help tell the tale of the region. You will get the opportunity to learn more on the history of the laws that have governed Texas since its origin through the paintings that line the walls, plus pre-recorded audio presentations from various locations on the deck.
Chart House Restaurant
Enjoy their award-winning menu as you marvel at the stunning view of the city. Since 1961, this revolving eatery is famous for its award-winning menu as it is for its magnificent views, outstanding cuisine, and exceptional service. This is a Landry’s restaurant, and the food, service, and experience are top rate. Their aim is for perfection, and as far as a majority of guests are concerned, they attained their goal. The restaurant revolves once per hour, so you are able to see the same sights in the daylight and then again as the night lights. Their wait staffs are very attentive and professionals. The whole dining room slowly moves so you get a 360-degree view of the city, it’s quite lovely and relaxing.
The expansive gift shop is located at the base of the tower and provides a unique selection of novelty gifts, headwear, and apparel to take home as a souvenir of your trip to the top of the Tower. Also, take a photo in front of a fun background of a local monument and put it in an album along with all the other pictures you took from the top of the tower.
Various fantastic 4D film experiences are part of the experience when you tour the tower. The interesting Skies Over Texas 4D Theater Ride moves you across the Lone Star State as you watch a short movie in 3-D, followed by astronauts working on a space shuttle at NASA, and more
The stunning grounds surround the Tower of the Americas, with tranquil waterfalls and water features. They also have an elevator ride up to the top is very smooth and comfortable for those who are afraid of heights. The tower stands in a park, one of the several attractive public spaces in San Antonio and can be easily reached via the Riverwalk.
If you’re ever at “Tower of the Americans” and need to visit Biotechwater, here’s the driving directions.