Water Tower Plaza
The best way to get acquainted with Water Tower Plaza is in-person. These descriptions will help you get the full story behind everything you see.
The Water Tower Plaza was part of the second-phase of development at Thanksgiving Point, after the Thanksgiving Point Gardens began construction in 1996. The water tower serves as the main establishing point for Thanksgiving Point, and surrounding buildings and gardens are built in harmony with the Americana-style tower. The building north of the water tower houses the Emporium shops and administrative offices. The building south of the water tower offers Harvest Restaurant, the Deli & Bakery, Ice Cream Shop, administrative offices, and several meeting and event spaces.
North of the Emporium building is the Hidden Falls reception area, which is entered through old- world-style stone archways. The path leads you over quaint wooden bridges that span the stream running around the perimeter of the garden. A gazebo provides an ideal place to view the space's namesake, the hidden waterfall.
Immediately behind the water tower, you can visit the Loggia and Grape Arbor reception areas.
The Loggia is a popular photography area and the largest of the outdoor areas in Water Tower Plaza. It's home to a variety of textures and architectural details including fountains, covered loggia, graceful arches, and a wooden gazebo. Guests enjoy more than 100 rose bushes and other blooming annuals and perennials in this area.
The Grape Arbor is approximately 150 ft long with a number of turns. It is completely covered in grapevines that produce fruit in the fall. The area is bordered by the grape arbor on one side and a raised garden on the other. A small annual bed borders the grape arbor that contains seasonal flowers throughout the year.