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Attractions Near San Antonio Henry B. Ganzalez Convention Center

Located adjacent to the Henry B Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio is Hemisfair Park, which is so named because it was the site of the world's fair in 1968. Although there is no longer an amusement park there, the 750 ft tall Tower of the Americas remains. For a fee, guests can take a ride to the top and get a 360 view of the beautiful city of San Antonio, experience the 4D theater ride and even dine in the revolving restaurant. This picturesque park also has a playground, a few historical buildings and the Institute of Texan Cultures, which offers a number of programs throughout the year.

Not too far from the convention center is the charming San Antonio River Walk, where the history of San Antonio began. Open 365 days a year, the River Walk is lined with small souvenir shops, hotels, bars and some of the best Mexican restaurants in San Antonio. Also located on the River Walk is RiverCenter Mall, which offers well-known department stores, restaurants and an IMAX theater. A great way to experience the River Walk is to take a cruise on one of the river barges, which depart every 15 to 20 minutes.

Within walking distance from the River Walk and close to the convention center, is the most famous tourist destination in all of Texas. You guessed it--the Alamo! Many people expect to see this beautiful fortress and symbol of heroism in a more remote setting; when in fact the city of San Antonio sprang up around the river and the Alamo. Open every day of the year except Christmas Eve and Christmas day, the Alamo consists of three buildings, the Shrine, the Long Barrack museum and a gift shop. Guests are also welcome to leisurely walk through the gardens located on the beautiful grounds.

Of all the museums San Antonio has to offer, a number of them are located very close to the Convention Center. For an opportunity to learn about the Latino culture, so prevalent in San Antonio, Museo Alameda offers art and live performances and is located in Market Square, a historic shopping center since the 1820s. Two blocks from the Alamo is the Buckhorn & Texas Ranger's Museum with hundreds of exciting artifacts. Ripley's Believe it or Not! and the San Antonio Children's Museum are two other notable attractions in the area which promise not to disappoint.

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