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This venue is one of San Antonio's most prided locations, especially in terms of art and culture promotion. Various cultural events like dance performances, plays and more are held here from time to time. It has aged gracefully and its beauty remains intact even today—the amazing period architecture, the glittering interiors with royal chandeliers, mesmerize whoever walks in. The place had served as the venue for many important events in the past and hence exudes an air of class and richness.
What a sight to behold - glass-walled elevators ascend more than 500 feet (152.4 meters) to the observation deck, providing panoramic views of the city. Standing a total of 750 feet (228.6 meters) tall, the tower was constructed for HemisFair, the 1968 World's Fair and symbolizes the progress made by the people of the Western Hemisphere. Soaring as if calling out to the skies, this imposing tower watches over San Antonio's dynamic cityscape. The tower greatly frames the contemporary tenor of downtown San Antonio and is crowned by an observation deck and a revolving restaurant. A stunning embodiment of architectural magnificence, the Tower of the Americas is an indelible present-day landmark of the country.
For lovers of history, architecture and antiques, this home is a must-see. Built in 1876, this three-story, French Second Empire-style home belonged to prominent citizen Edward Steves. The interior is decorated with original pieces from the era. Incidentally, the one-story River House behind the home housed the first indoor swimming pool in the city. Since 1954, the San Antonio Conservation Society has maintained the homestead as a historic house museum.
The Spire, is a venue that provides space, picturesque setting and has an old-world charm to it. Built in 1884, this building is spacious enough to accommodate up-to 300 people and elegant enough to steal many hearts. Plan a lavish wedding or a grand get-together, this venue is fit for just any occasion. Housed in the royal Sunset Station, this is one venue you can't give a miss.
Located on Houston Street, the Vibes Event Center is one of San Antonio's premier performing arts spaces with a maximum capacity of 1,800. Spread across an acreage of 10,000 square feet (929.030 square meters), it houses a spacious hall and seating area along with five changing rooms and two full-service bars, allowing guests to sip on some innovative cocktails as they watch their favorite artists in action.
This is a fascinating museum honoring the heritages of the settlers who created Texas. Twenty-seven cultural and ethnic groups are represented in detailed exhibits featuring religious artifacts, household items, clothing, tools and more. The multi-screen video presentation shouldn't be missed, as it enhances the experience. As part of the University of Texas system, the museum offers educational programs, special exhibits, entertainment and symposia.