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Coit Tower

Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Telegraph Hill)
Phone Number: +1 415-488-7772
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Ranked #66 of 330 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Monument tower overlooking San Francisco. Tower includes murals from...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

After climbing the Greenwich steps up Telegraph Hill we were all a bit relieved to hear that we had to catch a lift to the top of the tower!! The views from the top are panoramic 360 views of the city and harbour. The frescos around the bottom are interesting but we felt that there was not enough utilisation of... More 

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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It's a hard and steep walk up the steps from the Levj Strauss HQ - not for the elderly or infirm! $8 buys an elevator ticket to the top - but there's another 20 or so steps when you get there - I noticed that there was an accessible viewing platform at the lift landing which is opened on request.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Its neat to see, and interesting to know that it is designed after a fire hose (as a thank you from the SF Fire Dept. I believe) However, that's all there is to it.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This San Francisco landmark is in Pioneer Park, a walk up a couple hills no matter what direction you come from. There is a bus that goes to the top but there were limited parking spaces so traffic was backed up by those waiting for parking spots. Inside there are a number of cool murals at the base. The murals... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Overall, it is just a tower, with a mural, and spectacular view, and location right in downtown, wait a minute,... it actually is really a place worth a visit. The best you can profit from this attraction is in late afternoon before sunset, that will highlight the fog in bay area, Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz and also shine through the... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This has some very nice scenery and looks out over the city. The most amazing thing was the Eucalyptus trees that grow around the tower. The smell is amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I used to hear so many good stories about this tower. Friends bragging about having it in front of their house. But I gotta admit, it is a good looking tower, but nothing spectacular!! >D

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Fort Campbell, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

its a cool looking tower. i wished we could of went up to see what was up there but it was closed. they have bathrooms and a little gift shop inside the tower. outside they have a vendor selling hotdogs,drinks etc.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I went to this place because there are many positive reviews about it. Personally I think this place is a bit overrated. It gives you a 360-degree view of the whole city but that is all. My friend and I stayed on top of the tower for just 10 min. The elevator ticket was $8 which is quite expensive for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you have the time to visit Coit Tower on Telegraph hill I would strongly recommend it. For those of you light on your feet, you can climb the stairs all the way to the entrance. However if you are short of time either take a bus or a short taxi ride to the entrance. Be warned, if you intend... More 

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