The Tower of the Americas is the tallest observation tower in Texas at 750 ft. tall, with a frogtastic view of the Alamo City. The Tower was built in 1968 for the Hemisfair World's Fair to celebrate San Antonio's 250th anniversary. The Tower features a revolving restaurant, an indoor and outdoor observation deck, a cafe, a gift shop and a 4D theater show. Reach new heights atop the observation deck. At 800 feet-per-minute, it takes only 43 seconds for the elevators to climb to the top! Its rich history and spectacular views make The Tower of the Americas a must-see spot when visiting San Antonio.