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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 #41 of 209 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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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

It costs $18 to go up to the observatory but we thought it was worth it. It is a great view and you can get some good pictures of the city. It is cool to see Fenway and many of the old churches from that high up. The exhibits are kind of cheesy but the view is amazing. The Prudential... More

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Copenhagen
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Visited in July when waiting for the Duck tours. Obviously it was very warm and humid outside, and since you can buy your tickets in this place we decided to hang around a bit in the facilities. Many nice shops and a good food court with a rich variety of foods from all over the world.

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ayr
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

really good foodhall which we used for brunch and a good selection of shops. Felt a really safe centre and also worth a trip to the top of the tower.

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Long Grove, Ia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Glad we made it up the whole 720 feet. Great views, took the audio tour, which gave great information about the history of Boston.

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North Canton, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We rented a car from Enterprise at the Prudential Building which is one of the stops of the Back Bay Bus. We like Enterprise but this station is very hard to find and I suggest that anyone using this service take time to find it ahead of time. After dropping off the car we had some time to waste and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,394 reviews 1,394 reviews
702 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Boston has a nice skyline for a small city. The Prudential building is very tall for the neighborhood small scale. It has an interesting architecture and in the area close to the convention center, in front of the Prudential, you can find a beautiful sculpture which makes the view over the building even nicer (check my pics). In the mall... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went up to the top floor to kill time. Don't. It's not worth the admission fee and the place looks like it was put together about 25 years ago.

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Curitiba, PR
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I didn't find "The Shops at Prudential Center" as a place to rank, however I've found even better to shop here than in Newbury Street, so I do recommend it a lot!

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New Castle, PA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not cheap for sure considering how long you're likely to spend on the observation deck, but I am glad we did it. I probably wouldn't do it again if I were to go back to Boston. We did it after doing the Freedom Trail and all our sightseeing, and I think it was neat to see where we walked (and... More

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Saltaire
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Having never been to Boston, I decided to go to the top of The Pru Centre and have a 360 degree view of where I was going to be staying for the next 10 days. It was excellent!! the views and history were very helpful in deciding what to do next, and what it was I wanted to visit.

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