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Address: John Hancock Building, 200 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617-572-6420
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: This striking I.M. Pei edifice, famous for its beauty and infamous for...
This striking I.M. Pei edifice, famous for its beauty and infamous for falling glass panes, is Boston's tallest building. After terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the popular 60th-floor observatory was permanently closed due to security concerns.
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Birds eye view of Boston Metropolitan Area

Located strategically at the border of Boston and Cambridge, this is the best place to watch both the cities from the top. The food court at ground floor has a wide range of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The best part of this visit, aside from the mall area locted near the base, is the viewing platform located near the top of the tower. With 360 degree views of the city and an interesting presentation on immigration into the US and Boston, this view cannot be beat. I have visited twice and would come again just to enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Located strategically at the border of Boston and Cambridge, this is the best place to watch both the cities from the top. The food court at ground floor has a wide range of cuisines.

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very easy to find, and after a small fee, you ride the elevator to the top. Very quick elevator ride too! As soon as you step off elevator the view is breathtaking. Lots of pictures with Chicago history line the walls. A must see!

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Bonn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Have not been to the observatory - you can get to the Lounge for free, just have a drink at the bar. The view is amazing, the service is not - but it´s not the drinks you´re coming for!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Everyone on power trip. The wait was twice as long to leave as it was to enter......which was also long. The staff were not pleasant at all to deal with

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Newnan, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Took the elevator to the bar on the 96th floor, did not have time to have food or drink so just took in the wonderful 360 view that was offered. Do not miss it when you are in town

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Magnificent views of Lake Michigan. Can see four states as over 1000 feet high! Cafe reasonably priced

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Belleville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The price is a little much but the views are well worth it. I would definitely suggest buying the 2 time pass which allows you to re-enter the observatory at a later time. This way you get both the night and day views of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Large building, very neat design. Have to be far enough away though to get a good picture. Also visit the old church while you are in that area.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Alas, the observation deck has been closed since 911. I told out of state guests how great the diorama on the Battle of Boston was. However, if it's closed, how do you have three "recent" reviews of the view?????

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Additional Information about John Hancock Tower

Address: Address: John Hancock Building, 200 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 617-572-6420
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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