A complete list of Attractions in San Antonio.

San Antonio Zoo

3810 N. St. Mary’s St. San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (210) 735-7455 &bull Fax: (210) 734-7291
www.sazoo-aq.org

The San Antonio Zoo is ranked as one of the best zoos in the nation exhibiting over 3,500 animals of 600 species. Located at the headwaters of the San Antonio River, the Zoo encompasses 35 landscaped acres. Several interaction exhibits include: Kronkosky’s Tiny Tot Nature Spot, a magnificent mini-zoo designed specifically for children under 5, Butterflies! Caterpillar Flight School, a lush tropical habitat surrounded by hundreds of butterflies (open March – Nov), Fun Farm Petting Zoo where everyone can pet African Pygmy goats, and Lory Landing, a rainbow of colorful birds flying about the canopy of an outdoor aviary, occasionally landing on visitors ($1 to feed the lories). See amazing hippos underwater in Africa Live! And, visit the Zoo’s newest exhibit called Africa Live 2. Includes a giant aviary, colobus monkeys, okapi, wild [...]

Ultimate Mirror Maze Challenge

217 Alamo Plaza #100 San Antonio  TX 78205
Phone: (210) 224-2288
www.amazingmazes.com

Our maze of mirrors is one of the most exciting and unique attractions that the entire family can enjoy! See infinite reflections of yourself in every direction! Encounter surprising corners, dead ends and continuous circles! Find your way, and even you can become a Maze Master!

Our Ultimate Mirror Maze Challenge is a fun family experience that will appeal to children, teenagers and adults alike. Don’t forget to view the “Funny Mirrors”, which can make you appear tall, thin, short, wide… however you want to be!

We are constantly on the cutting edge of mirror maze design, technology, and construction.

Tower of the Americas

600 HemisFair Park San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 223-3101
www.toweroftheamericas.com
For more than 35 years, the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas has offered residents and tourists of San Antonio, Texas, the most breathtaking view of the Alamo City – visitors dine at the Tower’s revolving restaurant or enjoy the scenery from the observation deck. Now, Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. has taken the experience to a whole new level. Among the improvements are an upscale eatery, banquet facility and a Texas-themed 4-D, multi-sensory theater.

The Eyes Over Texas treats guests to pure dining pleasure with a delectable menu and sophisticated atmosphere. The new restaurant, which boasts 360-degree, revolving vistas, seats up to 250 people and has space for 75 more at the bar.
On the observation deck, a banquet and meeting space has been added to accommodate a wide range of events. It is a premier location for black-tie galas, business [...]

Spanish Governor’s Palace

105 Plaza de Armas San Antonio TX 78205-2412
Phone: (210) 224-0601
Fax: (210) 223-5562
www.spanishgovernorspalace.org 
A national historic landmark, labeled “the most beautiful building in San Antonio” by the National Geographic Society, it once housed the officials of the Spanish Province of Texas. Over the entrance is the original keystone which contains the carved, double-headed eagle of the Hapsburg coat-of-arms and the inscription, in Spanish, &quotfinished in 1749.” Distinguishing features include period furnishings and a cobblestone patio with fountain and foliage. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday.

San Antonio Missions

2202 Roosevelt Ave. San AntonioTX 78210
Phone: (210) 534-8833 &bull Fax: (210) 534-1106
www.nps.gov/saan
The chain of missions established along the San Antonio River in the 18th century are reminders of one of Spain’s most successful attempts to extend its New World dominion from Mexico. Representing both church and state, these missions were charged with converting the local Native Americans, collectively called Coahuiltecans, into devout Catholics and productive members of Spanish society. More than just churches on the Spanish Colonial frontier, the missions also served as vocational and educational centers, economic enterprises involved in agricultural and ranching endeavors and regional trade.&nbspThey were the greatest concentration of Catholic missions in North America and formed the foundation for what is today the thriving city of San Antonio. The park contains the historically and architecturally significant structures of missions Concepci&oacuten, San José, San Juan and Espada. Other important cultural resources included are [...]

IMAX Theatre

849 E Commerce, #285 San Antonio,  TX 78205
Phone: (210) 247-4629 – Toll Free: (800) 354-4629
www.imax-sa.com

Through IMAX technology, your senses are almost overwhelmed by sight and sound. The larger-than-life IMAX Experience brings reality to life on a screen over six stories high. With 12,000 watts of floor shaking digital surround sound, you’ll feel like you’re there.

IMAX FACTS

The screen is 4500 times bigger than an average TV screen.

The film is strong enough to pull a truck.

Light from the 15,000-watt lamp in an IMAX® projector is so bright that if it were on the moon we could see it from earth with the naked eye.

The l5/70 film frame used by the IMAX projection system is 10 times the size of a conventional 35mm frame.

Sonics Proportional Point Source™ (PPS) loudspeaker system was specifically designed for IMAX theatres. The system typically uses 44 laser focused speaker drivers located throughout the theater to [...]

San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston, San Antonio  TX 78209
Phone: (210) 207-3250
www.sabot.org

 

This 33-acre living museum, one can enjoy colorful seasonal floral displays, a serene native forest walk, exotic plant specimens from around the world, modernistic glass pyramids, and even an authentic log cabin.

Highlights include the Old Fashioned Perennial Garden, Rose Garden, Sacred Garden, Garden for the Blind, Kuamoto En (an authentic Japanese Garden), and extensive native collections representing the hill Country, East Texas and Southwest Texas. The futuristic Lucile Halsell Conservatory features plants from around the world displayed in the Exhibit Room, Desert Pavilion, Tropical Forest Room, Palm House and Fern Grotto. The Aquatic Garden Pool is the central feature of the Conservatory Courtyard. The historic Carriage House, your entry point to the Garden, also includes the gift shop and restaurant (kitchen closed Mondays). Garden is open every day from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Christmas and New Years’s Day. [...]

Plaza Wax Museum & Ripley’s Believe It or Not

301 Alamo Plaza &bull San Antonio &bull TX 78205
Phone: (210) 224-9299 &bull Fax: (210) 224-1516
www.plazawaxmuseum.com

 

The Plaza Wax Museum and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Two premiere attractions located in the heart of downtown – just across the street from historic Alamo Plaza., the RiverCenter Mall and the famous River Walk. Our Plaza Wax Museum features a collection of wax figures displayed within themed sections of Hollywood, Children’s land of Make Believe, Freedom’s Journey (contains a 66-foot wall mural dedicated to our country’s history), Horror (optional section), History, Religion (this section contains The Passion of Christ – the Last Supper, Cruxification and Resurrection and much more!) Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Allows you to discover one-of-a-kind oddities, curiosities and illusions gathered from all over the world by Robert Ripley. There are over 500 exhibits – one of the largest in the world!Open daily – opening and closing times [...]

Market Square – El Mercado

514 W. Commerce San Antonio TX 78207
Phone: (210) 207-8600 Fax: (210) 207-4287
www.marketsquaresa.com

 
From early morning until late at night, Market Square is alive with activity. Visitors browse through the 32 shops at “El Mercado,” an area patterned after an authentic Mexican market. In addition, there are 80 specialty shops in Farmers Market Plaza. Market Square is also the scene of many Hispanic festivals where food and beverage booths spring up alongside the Guadalajara lamps and the strains of mariachi music blend with the excitement of Mexican dances. Free admission. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., summer 10 a.m.-6 p.m., winter. Stores closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Easter.

King William Historic Area

1032 South Alamo San Antonio, TX. 78210
Phone: (210) 227-8786 Fax: (210) 227-8030
www.kingwilliamassociation.org
A 25-block area near downtown on the south bank of the San Antonio River. In the late 1800’s the King William District was the most elegant residential area in the city. Prominent German merchants originally settled the area. It was zoned as the state’s first historic district, and has once again become a fashionable neighborhood. The area includes the following attractions.

Note – RESTRICTED ACCESS: Motorcoaches/buses may obtain a Historic District Destination Point Permit to drop off and pick-up passengers (using the most direct route from the city designed arterial) for the Steves Homestead by contacting the City of San Antonio Transportation Dept. at 210-207-7378 or 210-207-7379.