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Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-488-7772
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Monument tower overlooking San Francisco. Tower includes murals from 1934...
Monument tower overlooking San Francisco. Tower includes murals from 1934 showing California business, agriculture and home life of the period. 360 Degree viewing platform at top of 212 ft tower.
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Nice view even at the base, and don't miss the murals!

We arrived when the fog has rolled in, so even the staff there even suggested that we should just stay downstairs and not to purchase tickets. Thanks to her, we did save our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Mount Pearl, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Spectacular 360 views of the San Fransisco bay area. A beautiful walk there through Lombard Street and the centre of San Fransisco.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We arrived when the fog has rolled in, so even the staff there even suggested that we should just stay downstairs and not to purchase tickets. Thanks to her, we did save our money, but enjoyed looking at the murals and a foggy view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Parking could be an issue - prepare to circle round a... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We initially set out to try to find crooked Lombard Street, but figured out we were in the wrong area. When a friendly passerby approached, we asked about Coit Tower. She was headed in the direction to the stairs so she invited us to follow her. We went up via Filbert Street off Montgomery. The views all along the way... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A must see when you go to San Francisco. On a clear day you have 360 degree views from this incredible tower. Even at the base. Getting the tickets to go on the elevator was a long wait and then going to the top and the return trip down were long considering that only 8 people could go on each... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

View 1930s WPA murals and a great view of the city. Diego Riveria is among the painters, and the socialist themes and propaganda in the art are definitely a throwback to a different area. Very windy up here, so bring a jacket.

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ROANOKE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

a great view of the piers is tremendously enhanced by the murals painted on the inside walls of the first floor. study the murals and you learn about life in San Francisco as it grew up.

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Brooklyn NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you're not into architecture, photography or need to be entertained in order to stay interested don't bother. If you have kids anywhere from 12 to 17, or younger that carry a cell phone, dont bother. If you're expecting to be blown away by this site by simply taking the elevator to the top and looking out, after 10 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The best 360 view in San Fran. Loved it, well worth the hike. The Day we went the weather was beautiful and there were only a handful of people up in the tower at a time.

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Hapert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've been to Coit tower when it was clear wheater and it was Great! Great view over the city with all the hills. You can see alcatraz and also the golden gate bridge!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The view is awesome, and once you get to the top of the tower you can stay as long as you like. We were there on a Tuesday afternoon, thinking it wouldn't be as busy as a weekend day. Maybe it wasn't, but we had to wait way longer than I expected. The elevator to the top is really slow... More 

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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