Jim Mery - Interim Director
600 HemisFair Plaza Way
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Completed in 1968, the Tower was part of HemisFair, the Texas' World's Fair, for which it was the theme structure. The tower is still one of the tallest free-standing structures in the Western Hemisphere. Rising 750 feet to the top of the antenna, the Tower is 87 feet higher than the Seattle Space Needle and 67 feet higher than the Washington Monument.
Visitors to the 750-foot free-standing tower are in for a real treat. Features include: Skies over Texas, a 4D theatre ride in which visitors take a high flying trip across the Lone Star State, zooming in on sites such as a Friday night high school football game and the space shuttle at NASA: Eyes over Texas, the renovated restaurant features a 360 degree revolving vistas, seating 250 people and 75 more at the bar; Flags over Texas, the Observation Deck now includes banquet and meeting space in a state-of-the art facility. Other new features include a ground floor cafe as well as a gift shop on the ground floor.