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Prudential Center

800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199 (Back Bay)
617-236-3100
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As featured in 3 days in Boston and 1 other guide
Ranked #40 of 213 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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Wales
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We visited this attraction with thoughts of viewing the city from the observatory deck. However on inspecting the price we found it would be cheaper to go an extra two floors up (level 52) as it was free and you can put the money towards ordering a cocktail or beer instead. The bar is classy but not pretentious and prices... More

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

High end, but worth it. I will visit again to get to do the Prudential Tower Skywalk. But I thoroughly enjoyed it, as I also left several $$$ poorer.

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Ballarat, Australia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
71 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Prudential Center is, for most tourists, a large shopping mall located in the Back Bay area of Boston. Visitors can collect a Visitor Card from the information desk, which gives discounts at many businesses in the centre. We found this card particularly useful when shopping at Lord and Taylor's (extra discount even on sale items) and when eating at... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is the only option since they closed the Hancock Tower viewing platform. If you get the Upper-Desk Trolley Bus you have to get off at stop 9, cross the road and walk into the Sheraton reception. Take the escalators immediately to the left and go up to the first floor where you will see the signs to the Prudential... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We debated whether we should go to the Prudential Centre. We had just been to New York to the Empire State Building and we thought that the much smaller Prudential would be a disappointment. However, we were very pleased with the experience! Unlike the ESB, this building had a 360 degree view through glass windows. Also, an audio tour was... More

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Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Fantastic views of the city. . We were there at sunset and it was beautiful. Could see straight into fenway park...

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Waretown, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We walked to the Prudential Center from Fenway. On the way, we passed so many restaurants, bars, and different neighborhoods. This made it easy to plan the remainder of our evening. After showing ID at the front desk, we were instructed to take the elevator to a certain floor, which turned out to be the Top of the Hub restaurant.... More

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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Leusden
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33 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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