Attractions

Alamo

On the east side of Alamo Plaza is the most famous spot in Texas where 189 defenders fell on March 6, 1836, after repeated attacks by Mexican General Santa Anna's army. Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo) was established in 1718 as the city's first mission. The chapel, one of the most photographed facades in the nation, and the Long Barracks are all that remain of the original fort. The Long Barracks Museum and Library is located near the chapel. The museum contains relics and mementos from the Republic of Texas and offers a narration on the fall of the Alamo. The Alamo is located in the heart of the city, inside beautifully landscaped grounds. 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 225-1391 x34 Fax: (210) 354-3602 View website .

River Walk (Paseo Del Rio)

The San Antonio River is the heart of the country's oldest and most extensive Spanish-colonial water system, having supplied water for the construction of San Antonio's five historic missions. Today, the river still winds its way through the city, defining neighborhoods and offering a landscape of beauty and tranquility to behold from its shady banks. In the city center, the River Walk, or Paseo del Rio, is made up of cobbled walkways, bridges, cafés, shops, restaurants and bars along the river's edge. Its three miles of pathways are a full level below city streets, creating the ambiance of a secluded oasis. Aside the meandering San Antonio River, stone pathways connect shops, restaurants, hotels and museums with a blend of historic and modern architecture that resonates the depth of this centuries-old metropolis. Among these walkways, commerce meets culture with the sounds of mariachis serenading diners and river taxis carrying guests across the spring-fed river that has attracted people to this region for centuries. Soon the River Walk will extend from two to thirteen miles, connecting many of San Antonios prestigious museums and historic districts with beautifully preserved 18th century, Spanish Colonial missions.110 Broadway, Suite 440, San Antonio, TX 78205 Phone: (210) 227-4262 Fax: (210) 212-7602 View website.

San Antonio Missions National Historic Park Comprised of four out of five San Antonio missions: missions Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada. Travel from mission to mission on the eight-mile Missions Bike and Hike Trail.

Mission San José San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, the “Queen of the Missions,” is the largest mission in San Antonio. Spanish designers, directing workers from the local Coahuiltecan tribe, built the mission in the late 1700s using Texas limestone and brightly colored stucco. At its height, it provided sanctuary and a social and cultural community for more than 300 Indians, and was surrounded by acres of fields and livestock herds. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) almost fully restored it to its original design in the 1930s. The mission church holds a Mariachi Mass on Sundays and has a rose window in the sacristy.

La Villita As San Antonio's first neighborhood, La Villita, "the little village," was originally established by Spanish soldiers stationed at the Alamo. Today it is a historic arts village that houses shops, art galleries and restaurants in Spanish, Mexican, German and French-influenced residences.

Sea World San Antonio Texas

SeaWorld San Antonio SeaWorld San Antonio, the world's largest marine life adventure park and family entertainment showplace, presents a splashy lineup of more than 26 sensational shows, thrilling rides, animal attractions and educational experiences for all ages. It's actually four parks in one on 250 acres: a show park, a rides and slides park, a water park and an amazing animals park

Shows

Shamu

A visually stunning Shamu show. "Believe," a visually stunning Shamu show takes you on a sensational, breathtaking journey of curiosity and wonder. This captivating, dramatic show, features music, video and animal behaviors in a theater setting. During the high-energy water sessions, guests seated in the first 20 rows must be prepared to become splash victims! Come see why Shamu is famous!

The Azul Show

This spectacular new show is a journey beyond, to a place where beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, colorful birds, and human acrobats come together in a celebration of sea and sky. Their world like ours is magical and amazing, filled with wonder and surprise at every turn. Don't miss the grand opening of this breathtaking celebration of nature and amazing animals. New for 2010!

Come and see "The Cannery Row Caper."

Comical sea lion duo Clyde and Seamore star in "The Cannery Row Caper," where the sea lions attempt to unravel the mystery of disappearing fish in a nearby cannery. The set features a wharf exterior with a cannery, ice house and loading dock, as well as the interior of a diner and an office. Built-in special effects like water cannons and water jets are part of the fun and practical effects featured in each show.

Pirates 4-D

Ahoy! Come and see Pirates 4-D. Pirates 4-D, starring Leslie Nielsen, combines the latest 4-D special effects technology with multi-sensory theater effects. Guests will experience sprays of water and other surprises during their adventure with the sea's most hapless band of pirates. The voyage begins aboard a pirate ship in the Caribbean with Captain Lucky, played by Nielsen, leading the cast of greedy buccaneers. A hearty serving of humor and adventure will keep guests laughing.

Cool Vibrations

Join the beach party! Hit the beach for a spring break party all summer long at SeaWorld San Antonio's Water Ski Stadium. This fast-paced, high-energy water ski show includes daredevil stunts, graceful moves, and superior boat driving in a non-stop salute to the sights and sounds of fun in the sun.

Shamu Rocks!

The Summer Nights Shamu show. All new, Shamu Rocks! couples electrifying music and special effects with amazing killer whale behaviors in a nighttime, fun filled, splash spectacular. It's a party after dark featuring live rock-n-roll, a spectacle of lights and digital media all showcasing the world's favorite killer whale, Shamu!

R.L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse

A 4-D Summer Nights Experience. R.L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse is a film based on an original story written by R.L. Stine, author of the popular children's book series "Goosebumps" and "Nightmare Room." The film features Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, and Lea Thompson in spooky, starring roles. Theater goers don 3-D glasses to maximize visual effects. Theater seats are equipped with speakers and have the capacity to shoot air and water!

Sea Lions Tonight

Come see the world through the eyes of sea lions Clyde and Seamore in Sea Lions Tonight! This comedic spoof features Clyde and Seamore's take on pop culture, politics, entertainment, and every other show at SeaWorld San Antonio. Topical, fun, and (just a little) irreverent, Sea Lions Tonight is smart comedy in a family friendly wrapper. Don't miss this long-running SeaWorld classic.

Rides

Journey to Atlantis

"Journey to Atlantis," is part roller coaster, part water ride. Start your journey by climbing the 100-foot-high lift onto a turntable which rotates you backwards. Take a moment to enjoy the panoramic view of San Antonio, then dive backwards through a reverse camelback and onto the second turntable. One more spin and then the final plunge into a lake.
Height Requirement: Riders must be at least 39 inches tall to ride. Guests who are between 39" and 51" must be accompanied by a supervising companion 14 years of age or older.

The Great White

Hop aboard "The Great White" - Texas' first inverted steel roller coaster! You'll dangle your legs from ski-lift-style seats and go heels-over-head five times during more than 2,500 feet of breathtaking loops, corkscrews and other thrilling maneuvers at speeds of almost 50 mph! The multi-million-dollar ride also was the first coaster ever built at a SeaWorld park. Height Requirement: Guests must be at least 54 inches tall to ride.

Steel Eel

Take an eel-lectrifying ride! SeaWorld San Antonio boasts the Southwest's first hypercoaster, the "Steel Eel," with its pulse-pounding, 15-story initial drop, speeds of almost 65 mph and non-stop peaks, valleys and camelbacks that create maximum "air time," or weightlessness - a hypercoaster's signature feature. This "eel-lectrifying," state-of-the-art coaster zooms along 3,700 feet of track and covers the serpentine route in approximately two minutes. Height Requirement: Guests must be at least 48 inches tall to ride.

The Shamu Express

All aboard the Shamu Express! Children can take their first coaster ride in the cutest killer whale named for Shamu! This family-oriented rollercoaster will gently thrill you and your children as you travel 220 feet of track at 14 mph.
Height Requirement: Children between 38" and 41" must be accompanied by a supervising companion 14 years of age or older.

Texas Splashdown

The water ride filled with non-stop thrills! Plunge down five stories not once, but twice on "Texas Splashdown," the longest and tallest flume ride in the Lone Star State! Four-person boats take you through a twisting, turning half-mile route, that includes two steep drops. Height Requirement: Guests must be a minimum of 14 years old and 46" to ride alone. Guests who are not 14 years old and not 46" tall must be accompanied by a supervising companion at least 14 years of age or older.

Rio Loco

A "Crazy River" Ride. The ultimate ride for those looking to cool down and do some river running. You and five friends board a circular raft that takes you on the 1,800-foot river navigating unexpected dips and bends and along the way get drenched passing through a waterfall! Height Requirement: Riders must be at least 42 inches tall to ride.

Six Flags San Antonio Texas

Experience the best in thrilling rides, exciting live entertainment and a free waterpark all at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Begin your adventure by facing your fears on the park's eighth roller coaster, Goliath. Towering 105 feet, Goliath propels riders down an 80-foot drop, two massive loops and five heart-pounding inversions all at 50 mph! Continue the thrills by soaring high on the Superman Krypton Coaster, taking gut-wrenching turns on Tony Hawk's Big Spin and enjoying a daring free-fall down on Scream. Then soak up some family fun at White Water Bay, Fiesta Texas free waterpark. Get drenched on over 15 wild rides and slides, including Tornado, Big Bender and The Lone Star Lagoon, a wave pool not only shaped like Texas, but almost as big! Six Flags Fiesta Texas has won Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Award for "The Best Theme Park Shows in the Country" for an astounding 10 consecutive years! Come see why we're America's number one show park with shows like Rockin' at Rockville High, Showstoppin' and Country Rocks. End your evening with The Lone Star Spectacular, a multi-media experience complete with lasers and fireworks that depicts the history of the great state of Texas along our quarry wall. New for spring 2009 is Wiggles World, a new themed area in Spassburg complete with children's rides, an outdoor theatre, gift shop and delectable food options all dedicated to the popular children's show. 17000 IH 10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257 Phone: (210) 697-5050 Fax: (210) 697-5265 Toll Free: (800) 473-4378 View website

Rides

Superman: Krypton Coaster 54" MAX Spassburg Yes

It takes nerves of steel to ride the MAN OF STEEL's thrill ride—the largest steel coaster in the Southwest. (We made it faster by removing the floor.)

Amerigoround 42" MILD Rockville

Younger kids will love this classic, old-world carousel with its artfully-crafted menagerie of exotic creatures.

Big Bender 48" MAX White Water Bay

Go on a bender with plummeting dips, dark twisting tunnels, and refreshing waterfalls—watch out for that 5 story drop. Presented by Trident ®. Open early May to early September. Bring your swimsuit!

Big Red Cars None w/adult MILD Wiggles World

Kids can join in a convoy of their own Big Red Cars as they cruise through the colorful world of The Wiggles. No height min. w/adult. 42" min. to ride alone. No infants.

Big Red Planes 36" w/adult MILD Wiggles World

Soar through the sky on the Big Red Planes ride in Wiggles World. 36" min. w/ adult. 48" min. to ride alone.

Boomerang 48" MODERATE Los Festivales Yes

At nearly 20 stories high, the Boomerang super-coaster sends riders through multiple loops and a corkscrew — and then does it all again, backwards. Presented by Stride ® Gum.

Bugs' White Water Rapids 36" w/adult MILD Spassburg Yes

Experience time travel BUGS BUNNY-style, as your join our hare-brained hero on a watery adventure in medieval England. 36" min. w/adult, 42" min. to ride alone.

Crow's Nest Ferris Wheel None w/adult MILD Fiesta Bay Boardwalk

Enjoy the sprawling view of Six Flags Fiesta Texas from the apex of this classic Ferris wheel. Bring your camera. No height min. w/adult, 42" min. to ride alone. No infants.

Fender Bender 42" w/adult MILD Spassburg

This classic bumper car ride is full of crashing, smashing, careening fun for the whole family. 42" min. w/adult, 54" min. to ride alone.

Foghorn Leghorn's Barnyard Railway None w/adult MILD Crackaxle Canyon

"I say, I say, I say…all aboard." Put your kids on the irascible rooster's railroad for a barnstorming tour they're never going to forget. No height min. w/adult, but must be walking age. 36" min. to ride alone, 54" max. Adults over 54" must accompany a child.

Frisbee 50" MODERATE Fiesta Bay Boardwalk

Frisbee is temporarily closed.
Get spun and swung at the same time on this stomach-churning fun fest. 50” min. w/ adult, 54” min. to ride alone.

Go-Karts 42" w/adult MODERATE Fiesta Bay Boardwalk

Hit the boardwalk for a go-kart racing experience to remember on a treacherous, twisty track full of thrilling curves. 42"-58" may only ride as a passenger with an adult over 18 meeting requirements. 58" min. to drive.

Goliath 54" MAX Los Festivales Yes

Goliath — a new inverted steel coaster. Ride suspended from the track with your feet dangling freely below. Presented by SNICKERS ®.

Hill Country Racer 42" MODERATE White Water Bay

The whole family will love this super-fast water slide. Up to six riders race downhill on individual mats. Open early May to early September. Bring your swimsuit!

Kinderstein None w/adult MILD Spassburg

The smallest Six Flags visitors will have a ride to remember on this theme-park classic. No height min. w/adult, but must be walking age. 36" min. to ride alone, 54" max. Adults over 54" must accompany a child.

Little Castaways None w/adult MILD Fiesta Bay Boardwalk

Get cast away on the Island of Fun. This kid-friendly "teacups"-style ride will spin you inside out. No height min. w/adult, but must be walking age. 36" min. to ride alone, 54" max. Adults over 54" must accompany a child.

Lone Star Lagoon None MODERATE White Water Bay

A wave pool shaped—and sized—like Texas, the Lagoon holds over half a million gallons of refreshing water. Open early May to early September. Bring your swimsuit!

Motorama Turnpike None w/adult MILD Rockville

Take a whirlwind tour of Rockville on these kid-friendly electric cars—relaxing for parents, and a gas for the kids. No height min. w/adult, 42" min. to ride alone. No infants.

Poltergeist 54" MAX Rockville Yes

Catapult into coaster madness. Poltergeist's state-of-the art launching system will propel you from zero to 60 mph in just under 3.5 seconds. Presented by Corn Nuts.

Road Runner Express 42" MODERATE Crackaxle Canyon Yes

Get in on all the hilarious, high-speed action as the ROAD RUNNER tears up the coaster rails with WILE E. COYOTE in hot pursuit.

Romp Bomp A Stomp 36" MILD Wiggles World

This gentle coaster delivers a smooth waterside ride along Wiggles World and a host of happy childhood memories.

S.S. Feathersword Play Ship None w/adult MILD Wiggles World

Climb aboard Captain Feathersword's pirate ship in the wonderful world of The Wiggles. No height min. w/ adult. 36" min. to play alone. No infants.

S.S. Overboard 42" MODERATE Fiesta Bay Boardwalk

Get your whole family into the swing of things on the S.S. Overboard, a rip-roaring, rollicking boat ride your crew will be talking about for ages.

Scooby-Doo Ghostblasters None w/adult MILD Fiesta Bay Boardwalk Yes

Join SCOOBY-DOO and the gang aboard your very own MYSTERY MACHINE and explore the creepy Mystery of the Haunted Mansion, blasting ghosts all the way. No height min. w/adult, 42" min. to ride alone. No infants.

Scream 54" MAX Rockville Yes

Scream your lungs out as you're launched 20 stories over Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Of course, what goes up must come down—at high speed, over and over.

Splashwater Springs MILD White Water Bay

Designed especially for Six Flags' youngest visitors, Splash Water Springs is a kid-sized water complex featuring numerous rides and attractions. Open early May to early September. Bring your swimsuit! Must be of walking age.

Taz's Tornado None w/adult MILD Rockville

Kids will love swinging fast and wild from our giant TASMANIAN DEVIL's multiple purple arms. No height min. w/adult, 42" min. to ride alone. No infants. Adults must be accompanied by a child under 54".

Texas Treehouse None MILD White Water Bay

You man the controls in this family-friendly, interactive waterpark. Just watch out for the massive water tank spill. Open early May to early September. Bring your swimsuit! 36" min. for slides.

Texas Tumble 36" MODERATE White Water Bay

Take a tumble—a large-scale rafting experience featuring high speed, steep drops, and a maze of twists and turns. Fun for the whole family. Open early May to early September. Bring your swimsuit!

The Gully Washer 36" w/adult MODERATE Crackaxle Canyon Yes

Experience a thrilling river adventure with perilous currents, whitewater rapids, treacherous waterfalls, and dangerous rocks. 36" min. w/adult, 42" min. to ride alone.

The Hustler 36" MILD Rockville

Jump in an oversized billiard ball and ricochet around our giant pool table—but watch out for hustlers.

The Mine Shaft 36" MODERATE White Water Bay

Take the whole family on this enclosed, tubular water slide. Ride in a single or double person tube. Open early May to early September. Bring your swimsuit!

The Power Surge 42" MAX Rockville

Make a splash on The Power Surge—the ride that gets everyone soaking wet, even innocent bystanders.

The Rattler 48" MODERATE Crackaxle Canyon Yes

Snake through nearly a mile of high-speed, wooden-coaster action and plunge into a state of thrill-induced shock on The Rattler. Presented by M&M'S ®.

The Six Chuter 36" MODERATE White Water Bay

This wild and wooly tubing delivers tight twists and turns — and a good soaking. Ride in a single or double person tube. Open early May to early September. Bring your swimsuit!

The Twister 54" MODERATE Spassburg

You'll flip your lid for The Twister, the ride that spins you upside down over and over.

Tony Hawk's Big Spin 42" w/adult MODERATE Fiesta Bay Boardwalk Yes

Spin endless 360's as you hurtle through the air just like skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. 42" min. w/adult. 47" min. to ride alone.

Tornado 48" MAX White Water Bay

Drop more than seven stories into a 60-foot-tall, 132-foot-long water funnel. Then navigate through 5,000 gallons of churning H20. Presented by STARBURST ®.

Wagon Wheel 42" MODERATE Crackaxle Canyon

Start out spinning calmly and horizontally. Then, "go vertical" in a flurry of high-speed, out-of-control somersaults.

Wave Runner 36" MODERATE Fiesta Bay Boardwalk

An update to the classic "scrambler" theme-park ride, the Wave Runner is guaranteed to whip your extended family into a frothing Six Flags frenzy. 36" min. w/adult, 48" min. to ride alone.

Whirligig 48" MODERATE Spassburg

This precision replica of a classic German "wave swinger" never fails to delight the young and young at heart.

Whirlpool 48" MAX White Water Bay

Get slammed to the wall of an awesome 40-foot bowl by irresistible centrifugal force—then, drop fifty feet to a thrilling splashdown. Open early May to early September. Bring your swimsuit!

Whistle Stop None MILD Crackaxle Canyon

The Whistle Stop is your point of embarkation on a relaxing railway tour of Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

White Water Canyon 36" MILD White Water Bay

Take the whole family on a relaxing river journey—but keep an eye out for whirlpools, waterfalls, river rapids, and cliffs. Open early May to early September. Bring your swimsuit!

Wiggly Trail Ride 36" MILD Wiggles World

Hop on the Wiggly Trail Ride for a bouncing adventure that is sure to be a blast. 36" min. to ride, 54" max.

Yosemite Sam's Wacky Wagons None w/adult MILD Crackaxle Canyon

Give your younger kids an aerial view of all the park excitement atop a Ferris wheel on a youngster's scale. No height min. w/adult, but must be walking age. 36" min. to ride alone, 54" max. Adults over 54" must accompany a child.

Yummy Yummy Fruit Salad None w/adult MILD Wiggles World

Entertainment

All Entertainment Nothing provides more lasting memories than a great show. Especially when shared with friends and family. That's why, in addition to the most thrilling rides on the planet, you'll find a wide variety of top-shelf entertainment right here at the park. The kind of entertainment you'll be talking about for years to come. Who Will Be America's Next Pop Sensation?

Lone Star Spectacular Seasonal 6/12 - 8/15

Don't miss the breathtaking effects of the Lone Star Spectacular on summer evenings this season, including laser images projected on quarry limestone walls choreographed to a fireworks presentation and accompanied by Texas musical favorites.

Wii Games Summer 2010 Seasonal 7/16 - 8/15

Think you have what it takes to be the Wii Games Summer 2010 champion? Then head over to the Wii Experience and get ready to compete in five Wii games. Beat out your competition for the chance to win a trip to the finals in Los Angeles. Competitions start July 16 and will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through August 15 at Six Flags Theme Parks. Get up and get playing!

Picnic In the Park Seasonal 8/6 - 8/8

Groups of 25-99 can enjoy a "Picnic in the Park", with park admission and a buffet meal. Picnic in the Park is available on select days and space is limited, so please call (210) 697-5241 or fill out the group order form.
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Life Teen Inspiration Tour Festival 8/14

Thrilling rides, intense worship, hearts and souls ignited... On August 14, Life Teen will provide the real attractions at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Experience an extraordinary encounter with Christ and His church, incredible praise and worship, and powerful Catholic speakers. For more information, contact Tobi Ballentine at (480) 820-7001.

JLS and Hot Chelle Rae in Concert Concert 8/18

Join us as we welcome to the Six Flags stage two of Jive Records' hottest acts — British boy band JLS and the synthpop musical stylings of Hot Chelle Rae, live in concert August 18. Presented by göt2b.

Concert is free with Season Pass or park admission . A separate concert ticket is required and will be available at the park August 18, while supplies last.

Coca Cola Back-to-School Concert Concert 8/19

Six Flags Fiesta Texas salutes COCA COLA® with a Back-to-School Concert, featuring headliner We The Kings, along with A Rocket To The Moon and The Ready Set on Thursday, August 19.

B.o.B in Concert Concert 9/6

The STARBURST® Summer Concert Series presents extraordinary rap phenomenon B.o.B- a.k.a. Bobby Ray- live in concert this Labor Day, September 6. He will be performing hits from his popular debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray .

Concert is free with Season Pass or park admission . A separate concert ticket is required and will be available that day, while supplies last.

Fright Fest Seasonal 10/2 - 10/31

Brace yourself, San Antonio! With frightful rides and spooktacular surprises for all, our annual Halloween bash is so much fun, it's scary. (Weekends throughout October.)

Cheer Fest Festival 11/6

Cheer Fest is a fun and exciting day for all cheer and dance teams! We offer team and individual competitions, along with rides, shows, and great food! November 6 at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. For more information, please contact Harmony Calame at (210) 697-5448 or visit www.midwestcheeranddance.com .

Holiday in the Park Seasonal 11/26 - 1/2

Water Park

White Water Bay is gallons of fun for all ages. Experience a water wonderland of tubes, rides, and slides — including a massive wave pool carved into the shape of the state of Texas. Best of all, entry is free with admission to Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

Six Flags White Water Bay is open from late May through early September.
  • Defy gravity as Whirlpool glues you to the wall with centrifugal force
  • Pour gallons of water on fellow guests from atop Texas Treehouse
  • Watch the kids slip, slide and glide their way through Splashwater Springs

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The following information will help ensure a safe and enjoyable visit to White Water Bay. First, remember to apply sunscreen before your visit. To help prevent heat exhaustion, avoid overexertion and drink plenty of water.

Six Flags White Water Bay is open from late May through early September.

WATER PARK RULES

  • Children should not be left unattended
  • Height, weight, and health restrictions are strictly enforced
  • Non-swimmers must be accompanied by an adult who can swim
  • Casts are not allowed on slides, or most attractions
  • Do not wear eyeglasses or jewelry in pools, as they may not be retrievable if lost during operation
  • Face masks are not allowed
  • Running or diving is not allowed anywhere in the waterpark
  • There is no smoking
  • Capacity is limited, so the park may not be available to all guests during peak times

APPROPRIATE ATTIRE

In order to participate in waterpark activities, guests must wear lined swimsuits. Swimsuits can be purchased at Beach Bum Surf Co. Street clothes, cut-off shorts, denim shorts or athletic clothing is not allowed in any water areas. In addition, swimwear with buttons, snaps, rivets or zippers is not allowed.

  • Footwear other than aqua socks are not allowed in any attraction
  • Aqua socks are not permitted on body slides
  • Infants' diapers may be changed in restroom changing stations only
  • Toddlers are required to wear swim diapers
  • Swimsuits are only allowed in Six Flags White Water Bay, and must be appropriate for our family environment
  • Shoes, proper shorts and cover-up attire is required when returning to the theme park

SHOWER FACILITIES

Shower facilities are located near the waterpark entrance, so it's easy for you to change and shower before or after your visit to Six Flags White Water Bay.

LOCKERS

Electronic, RF wristband-accessed lockers for your personal belongings are available in White Water Bay. These lockers may be rented at the Locker Kiosk located near the lockers. The lockers must be cleared out by waterpark closing and are only intended for waterpark guests.

Life Vests

Any guests not confident in their swimming abilities should use life vests, a limited number of which are available free of charge, at numerous areas around White Water Bay. Only U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal life vests are permitted.

FIRST AID

In addition to licensed lifeguards, a First Aid Station is located in White Water Bay near the Tornado.

LOST CHILDREN

Pages cannot be broadcast in White Water Bay, except for medical emergencies, so please pre-arrange a meeting time and place with your children in case they get lost. Children who are separated from their parties will be taken to the White Water Bay entrance.

San Antonio Missions

In the 18 th century, the Spanish church established five Catholic missions along the San Antonio River, primarily to extend its dominion northward from Mexico, but also to convert the native population. What remains of the largest concentration of missions in North America provides an interesting look into Texas' history.

The Alamo

The first mission established in San Antonio, the Alamo (San Antonio de Valero) served as a way station between east Texas and Mexico. Already 100 years old when it fell in the notorious Battle of the Alamo, you'll find it in the heart of the city. View the often-photographed church façade, as well as relics in the Long Barrack Museum.

Mission San José

While the Alamo is the most widely known and visited, travelers shouldn't make it their sole stop inside San Antonio Missions National Park. The San José, established in 1720, was a model for other missions--and the most prosperous.

Located just south of the Alamo, this “Queen of the Missions” represented a social and cultural center. Its 300 residents sustained themselves by raising livestock and tending to vast fields. The mission had its own gristmill and granary, which have been restored.

At the church, look for flying buttresses, carvings, quatrefoil patterns, polychromatic plaster and the famed “Rose Window,” a superb example of Spanish Colonial ornamentation. Explore the stairway that leads to the belfry and choir loft; all 25 risers were hand-hewn form a single log and assembled without the use of nails or pegs.

Mission Concepción

Arguably the most beautiful mission church, Concepción looks much like it did in 1731 when it hosted many religious ceremonies. The structure is, in fact, the oldest un-restored church in America. While its exterior paintings have faded, guests can view conserved interior remnants of wall and ceiling paintings.

Mission San Juan

The San Juan's fertile farmlands allowed for a self-sustainable mission, and its surplus helped supply the region with produce. The chapel and bell tower are still in use. Note the typical Romanesque archway at the entrance gate and the remains of a half-completed, more elaborate church. Guests can also tour a self-guided nature trail that leads to the river.

Mission Espada

This mission contains the best-preserved segment of the acequia (irrigation system) that was used to bring water to the fields. Today, part of the acequia operates the Espada aqueduct and dam. Also noteworthy are an unusual door and stone archway.

All five missions are accessible via the six-mile Hike and Bike trail. When visiting, keep in mind that the San Jose is an active parish, and mass may be in session.

Japanese Tea Garden

3853 N. St. Mary's St., San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210-207-7275

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The Japanese Tea Gardens, adjacent to the Sunken Garden Theater in Brackenridge Park, features beautiful floral displays, a waterfall and a safe habitat for new Koi and aquatic plants. It is an extraordinary example of the ruse of an old rock quarry which dates back to 1899 and remnants can still be seen in the gardens architecture. The site is designated as a Texas Civil Engineering Landmark, a Registered Texas Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tower of the Americas

600 HemisFair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 223-3101

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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. Chart House 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 meetings, weddings and more. The Skies Over Texas is a sophisticated ride that takes visitors on a high-flying trip across the Lone Star State, the 4-D theater zooms in on such scenes as a Friday-night high school football game and working up-close-and-personal with a space shuttle at NASA and more. A ground-level café and retail shop give visitors more ways to enjoy their day. Additional amusements, attractions and food vendors greet guests at the base of the Tower. Built in honor of the 1968 World's Fair celebrating San Antonio's 250th anniversary. Owned by the citizens of San Antonio, the Tower is operated by Landry's Restaurants, Inc.

San Antonio Zoo The third largest zoo in the U.S., the San Antonio Zoo is one of the oldest as well. A collection of animals was assembled in San Pedro Park in the 1800s. more animals were added in 1914. Today, more than 3,500 animals reside at the zoo, representing 600 special of animals on 56 acres. Forget lions, tigers and bears (oh my! They're here too) – when's the last time you've been up close with a fossa or a white-faced saki?

King William Historic District King William is the oldest historic district in Texas. Built by German merchants in the late 1800s, it is made up of elegant mansions, quirky bed and breakfasts, art galleries, restaurants and the Southtown commercial corridor. Its tree-lined streets sweep the south bank of the San Antonio River; on its edges are the Blue Star and Lavaca neighborhoods. You can pick up a self-guided walking tour from the San Antonio Conservation Society.

Witte Museum This family-oriented museum is geared towards experiencing South Texas history, natural science and technology. There are mummies and dinosaurs, Native American pictographs, Fiesta gowns and an EcoLab with living Texas critters – like tarantulas. The museum recently acquired a circus collection, and a hummingbird and butterfly garden sprawls across the backyard. Also out back: the four-story H-E-B Science Treehouse, with hands-on science exhibits that seem to be the biggest hit with kids.

McNay Art Museum Established as the first museum of modern art in Texas, the McNay is renowned for its collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American art displayed in a gorgeous Mediterranean villa and courtyard.

San Antonio Museum of Art Its 30,000-square-foot Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art, houses the most comprehensive collection of Latin American art in the country. Its collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, European and American paintings, and Asian and contemporary art is the most extensive in the region. Events include tea ceremonies and meditation workshops. Plus, it's housed in the turn-of-the-century building that once was the Lone Star Brewery. How cool is that?

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum This 120-year-old saloon is a repository for real-deal cowboy and Old West history, as well as a strange but extensive horn, fin and feather collection. You used to be able to trade a deer antler (or horn, fin or feather) for a shot; now only U.S. dollars will do.

 


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