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Address: 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199
Phone Number: 617-236-3100
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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All round fantastic views

Fantastic views all around and interesting facts. Would be better if there was information relating to landmarks that could be pointed out. There are a few shops within the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I was disappointed with the view from the top of the Prudential Tower, I went up at twilight and was frustrated by the lights inside the viewing the gallery, they needed to be dimmed to avoid the reflection in the glass. This really affected the ability to take photos. Disappointing for $17 when I paid the same for the Sears... More 

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Chino
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful mall with one wing lined with trees and plants. Overpass bridge adjoins other parts of the mall. With fountain and water falls on one part of the mall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic views all around and interesting facts. Would be better if there was information relating to landmarks that could be pointed out. There are a few shops within the centre, nothing to shout home about though. The best place here is the Cheescake Factory although 5 Napkin Burger is also very good. The food at both is very good. However,... More 

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Hancock, New Hampshire
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101 reviews 101 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We brought a young person to Boston to see the skywalk. We inquired at the Information Desk and the woman there was THE rudest person ever. She was put out by our question and literally put her hands on her eyes and held her palms at us. Then we went to the security desk and that man was equally unhelpful.... More 

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Garden City, New York
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Top of the Prudential Center. Interactive history displays. Personal audio monitors at no additional cost. Spectacular views of all of Boston. Even the kids will enjoy the interactive games. Spent about two hours. Don't forget your camera

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

The observation deck is a regular floor not a balcony. It was a bit expensive given that you are looking through windows not on a balcony. The audio was nice and the activities like the citizen quiz were fun too.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great views from the top, though Boston itself isn't as interesting to see from above as some other cities I've been in. You can get them in the restaurant without paying entry to the attraction on the floor below (which is quite expensive) but the attraction offers some interesting narrative and displays (I find the headphone explanations go on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It started pouring one day while I was in Boston so my sister and I ducked into the prudential center. We had a great seafood lunch and did some really good shopping. This place is perfect for tourists looking for some generic Boston sweatshirts or anything of that sort. A beautiful building from the outside as well. Very "mall-like" on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

As everyone is aware by now Boston has been slammed with snow this year... Which in turn means less parking on the street. As natives of MA we decided to bite the bullet and park in the garage... A quick meal at the Cheesecake Factory resulted in $40 parking fee PER CAR for the time it took to eat dinner.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Center was walking distance from my hotel, and during another 12" snowfall, I thought it would be safe to visit the warm, indoor shops. All but maybe two stores were closed. Disappointing. Having been in the past, though, I know this is normally a lovely place to visit.

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