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Prudential Center

800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #40 of 218 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Architectural Buildings, Malls
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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155 reviews 155 reviews
23 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We parked here when we were going to the Opening Our Doors event in the Fenway area. I couldn't find parking on multiple passes through the surrounding neighborhood streets as most spots (which were empty) also came with a warning that parking was permitted only with a resident sticker. Not wanting to curry disfavor (and pay a parking ticket) I... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We went to the top floor to get a panoramic view of Boston. It was very interesting. You could see 4 other states if the sky was clear and we went in time to see it at daylight, and the when the sun was setting and then afterwards with all of Bostons lights on. It had an audio tour you... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I have done this a total of 3 times so far and this was the first time there for my husband. It's nice to go to the 50th floor and just look around and see the view of the entire city. It may be a tourist thing, but I really do think it's a great thing to do while in... More

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is a big shopping mall with a great observatory on the top, we had the greatest time up there! Spectacular view of the city of Boston, lots of stores, food court, places to rest, I loved it!

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Due to a private event on the Skywalk, half of the floor was closed. Even though we only had half the view available, we were still charged full price to get to the Skywalk. I think it is great to have part of the floor available for private functions, but it would be nice if they reduced the public ticket... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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51 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We buzzed in while walking from Museum of Fine Arts. We intended to go up to top to see the view. We never made it past the shopping. Most of the shops were typical mall based retailers. It was very busy. You can walk across to Copley Place inside to the higher end stores. Nice area but very crowded on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

it costs $16 to get into the Skywalk but its so worth it. The views are spectacular & be sure & bring a camera for outstanding shots . there is so much information & pictures allow plenty of time to read all. There is also some interaction which is fun to do. There are plenty shops at the center &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

If you're in Boston on a clear, sunny day and love sweeping city views, the Prudential Tower's 50th floor viewpoint is the place for you! The floor has large, clean windows around all four sides. Fantastic for photography or just for viewing. At $16 it's a little pricey, but I found it well worth the money. It wasn't one of... More

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This building looks spectacular and has great shops some restaurants and a food court. You can go to the top floor for great views of Boston. Well worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

There is a decent amount of shopping to choose from. Including Boston souvenirs. If you park here for a game at Fenway it's great less than 15 min walk and if you save your red Sox ticket parking is $16. It saves you money and you don't have to deal with traffic.

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