Covering the massive State Fair of Texas

Top o’ Texas Tower Slated for May 2013

State Fair of Texas tower construction moves forward

By Ty Pressley
|  Thursday, Sep 20, 2012  |  Updated 2:50 PM CDT
View Comments (
Top of Texas Tower Renderings & Photographs

State Fair of Texas

An artist's rendering of the tower in Fair Park.

Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

The State Fair of Texas is getting a new attraction!

With a scheduled launch date of May 4, 2013, the State Fair of Texas plans to open Summer Adventures in Fair Park.

Confirming that everything is bigger in Texas is the anticipated 500-ft Top o’ Texas Tower, which will feature stunning views of Fair Park and the city, once completed.

The tower is an $11 million project and will be the focal point of Sumer Adventures in Fair Park.

According to the State Fair of Texas, the tower itself will be a ride. It will also feature an LED light package that can be customized to accompany different music sets.

At 500-ft, the tower will be more than twice the size of the 212-ft Texas Star.

In addition to the tower, the State Fair of Texas plans to launch a host of summer amusement park attractions. They have already installed misters, air conditioned areas, and plenty of shade in anticipation of next year’s opening.

Once completed, Summer Adventures in Fair Park hopes to compete head-to-head with Six Flags over Texas.

State Fair of Texas:
Howdy, Folks! Join in on the big fun at the State Fair of Texas by taking a look at our special section full of fried food, special events, deals and discounts, and much more. Click here for more.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out