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Prudential Center

800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199 (Back Bay)
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As featured in 3 days in Boston and 1 other guide
Ranked #42 of 210 attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Architectural Buildings, Malls
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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200 reviews 200 reviews
101 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and daughters spent a lot of time in some of the shops in this rather impressive shopping centre while I found a bench to sit and read as dutiful husbands/fathers often have to do. As well as being the location of The Cheesecake Factory it also has an excellent foodhall with a range of cuisines on offer. We... More

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Syracuse, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We wanted to take a Boston Duck Tour that departed from the Prudential Center but they were sold out (our fault for not making reservations). With time to kill we made the best of it visiting the prudential center but only the shopping area not the observation area. There was a variety of stores and although there were a lot... More

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33 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Being at malls througout the US, Europe, Australia and the Middle East, the Prudential doesnt stand out but is in line with the best malls. Good retail amd leisure combined with a variety in restaurants, street sales and leisure, the Prudential is a really well managed mall. You can easily spend a couple of days here... But then again, I'm... More

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Boucherville, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We totally enjoyed our visit to the Prudential Center - not only for the view from the top, which was striking, but also for the beautiful concourse at ground level: there is a wonderful garden there, and the modern architecture of this building is beautiful on the inside. We went up to the observatory using our Boston CityPass (which we... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The panoramic view that the Prudential Tower gives you of Boston is Beautiful! You get to see everything from here, the combination of old and new buildings, the Fenway Park, etc. The day we visited the Skyline, half was closed due to a private event they were hosting, so the tickets were cheaper. It also comes with an audio tour... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

WOW 50 floors up and the view of Boston is beautiful! Admission to this attraction gives you 360 views of the city as well as interactive attractions about the history of the city. You can also get (at no charge) a handheld device that tells you all about different parts of the city. Defiantly recommend paying the fee and seeing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I only had one full day left in Boston, so I went to the Prudential Centre. Loved the book store Barnes and Noble and the perfume store L'Occitane.The staff were very friendly and helpful. The whole centre was busy , bright and clean with a mixture of reasonably priced items to fashion label expensive. There were plenty of seats available,... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

overpriced mall and the copley mall attached to it is even crazier expensive! We ate at the food court at Reginas pizza which was really good NY style pizza and then we went to the book store. just a waste of time in my opinion of course I like to find good deals for my money, that's why I enjoyed... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place gives you a history of the city with a 360 view. Great for pictures. Also, there are interactive history exhibits.

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This should be your first stop because there is a great audio tour of Boston from the 50th floor of Prudential Center that gives you a great overview of the important sites in Boston that you can visit later.

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