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Hemisfair Park

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
As featured in 3 days in San Antonio
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Address: 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3202
Phone Number:
+1 210-709-4750
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Built for the 1968 HemisFair in honor of the city's 250th anniversary, this...

Built for the 1968 HemisFair in honor of the city's 250th anniversary, this delightful park is a local favorite, particularly the water gardens and the kid-designed wood and sand playground, which includes a castle and space tunnel. The highlight is the looming 750-foot tall Tower of the Americas, offering a terrific view of the city.

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Nice place to walk

This is where the 1968 World's Fair was held, and it's really pretty cool. There are several old homes, being restored, and just a nice place to go.

Reviewed 1 week ago
beth ann k
Halstead, Kansas
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Halstead, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where the 1968 World's Fair was held, and it's really pretty cool. There are several old homes, being restored, and just a nice place to go.

Thank beth ann k
wilds of New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful, well-maintained park, close to the Convention Center and the Alamodome. We enjoyed all of the different fountains, and had a very pleasant stroll. I understand that the children's playground here is exceptional, but we had no reason to check it out.

Thank Ken B
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are many fountains and walking paths in this park that was originally used for the 1968 Worlds Fair. Some of the grounds are now occupied by the Convention Center but there are plans to renovate the park for the 50th anniversary of the World's Fair and 300th anniversary of San Antonio.

Thank Greg P
Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The play area at this park is the nicest park my kids have ever been to. We went 4 times during our Spring Break vacation in San Antonio. My husband and I also appreciated how clean Hemisfair Park (and San Antonio in general) is. The historical houses around the park are interesting to look at also.

Thank Christine K
Brownsville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful park to come after a long day and kids are still not tired. The place is clean and extremely well kept.

Thank edithguerra
Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Hemisfair Park is a very nice stroll within walking distance of the Riverwalk. Tower of the Americas is in the park and worth a visit.

Thank Alexandra T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

When the kids get tired of tourism take them to this park. Right off of South Alamo and sort of below the Tower of the Americas. There are two very large roped monkey bars that will keep kids 8-14 occupied. Even saw a few older ones. Then there are hockey soccer games, chess outside too. Swings, a spray pool area,... More 

Thank Chinapjs
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

What a nice park for a family with young children! My wife researched this place and we deceive to trek over and check it out. We spent a good portion of our Monday afternoon just chillin' at the park. The Splash pad was great, and very clean. Adjacent to it was a playscape park with many cool rings for the... More 

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Park is great, not busy and with a big kid's playground area. Very clean and nice grounds keeping. The park is worth a stroll during the day or night, with fountains and statues to see. I wouldn't waste your time on the Tower of the Americas unless you just really want to see the city from above. Park area felt... More 

Thank katiehp2014
Richmond Hill, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This place is very centrally located, not far from the Alamo complex and river walk area. The park is large, full of water features, installation art and play gear for kids!

Thank Eric D

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