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Cactus Cafe

Informal Classes

Tower Tours
Information & Reservations
Location & Parking
Tower Tours Brochure

Union Underground

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Access to the Tower Observation Deck is possible via a tour only. Please see our schedule page for our new tour schedule.

Reserve A Ticket
You can reserve one or more tickets in person at the Texas Union Information Center in the Texas Union building on the corner of 24th Street and Guadalupe or by calling 475-6633 (1-877-475-6633), Mon.-Fri., 8 AM to 5 PM. Under the direction of the fire marshal's ruling, all guests, regardless of age, from newborns to seniors, must present a ticket to accompany the tour. Tickets are $5.00 (five dollars) per person, payable by cash, check or MasterCard/VISA. Reserve your ticket now! We're frequently booked a week or more in advance!

Download a copy of the Tower Tours Brochure.

Ticket Purchase & Pickup
Ticket purchase and pickup occur only on the day of your scheduled tour. Tickets must be claimed at the Texas Union Information Center at least 20 minutes before your tour time or your reservation is forfeited.

Location and Parking Information
Please follow the Location and Parking link for further information.

Standby List
Unclaimed tickets are sold to a waiting list 10 minutes before each tour time. You may sign up on this list on a walk-up basis at the Texas Union Information Center starting one hour before a scheduled tour.

These are escorted tours which last slightly less than an hour, with 35 minutes spent on the Observation deck. You won't need anything on the Deck besides a ticket-except perhaps a camera, binoculars or video recorder. You are asked to leave behind everything else, including purses, camera bags, fanny packs, and diaper bags. If you do not want to leave these items in your vehicle, you can rent a locker at The Texas Union for $1.00. Due to safety concerns, umbrellas are not permitted on the tour; however rain ponchos are available to rent for $1.00 at the Information Center in the Texas Union. Please see the complete Tour Guidelines, available at the Union Information Center, for further details.

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