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Prudential Center

800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #39 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Malls, Landmarks
Fee: No
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Malls, Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Kansas City, Missouri
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162 reviews 162 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The Prudential Center has some top notch stores being anchored by Niemen Marcus among others. The shopping on multiple levels is convenient. There are some reasonably priced food choices for the hungry shopper. Despite being Christmas and Hanukkah Shopping Season the 'crowds' were manageable. Keep in mind there are also some nice shops and restaurants external to the Prudential Center... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I had the pleasure of seeing the Prudential Tower and went to the top and the observation deck. It is amazing to see this structure.

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Berlin, New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Been here before and wanted to bring our three year old son to see as well. We were not able to see all points due to a function on one for the corners. There is a fee to go to the top but a must do trip to fully see all of Boston from 50 stories high. Our son did... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Wanted to see the City from the top of the Prudential Center..there was a fee for the rooftop tour, In error we got off at the restaurant one floor away..decided to stay for happy hour, drinks appetizers and Boston Cream pies. Excellent food/drinks and service..stayed a couple of hours...enjoyed the view and the sunset....

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Livingston, Scotland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

We went to the Top of the Hub to the bar for cocktails with a view. You can see for miles. Stay for the sunset for amazing colours and views. There's no entry fee to the bar, but you can pay for a drink and sit there 50 stories high.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We worked all weekend at the Hynes Convention Center which is basically attached to the Prudential Center. This is where we had lunch every day at the food court inside. They have a good mix of food there from Qdoba, to Boston Chowda and Cheeseboy just to name a few. This is a great place to go wonder around when... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Visited Pru center during our stay in Boston. A tasteful shopping mall with the usual suspects. Did have a good food court with a Chawder Shop. Tasty soups at reasonable prices. Also located a Cheescake Factory on the outside edge of this mall, on Huntington. Didn't make it to the viewing platform. Saved my money and hiked up the Bunker... More 

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Whitman, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Pru Center certainly offer many retail shops but the attraction for me has always been the Top of the Hub restaurant. My wife and I celebrated a wedding anniversary there some time ago and it was memorable. Let Raphael Oliver and his staff provide the best experience for you and your friends....give his some notice and if a special... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have been visiting the North End for 45 years. Tis a grand week to visit Boston! However, today is rainy and foggy and there is zero view from the Prudential Center. I recall a similar visit 30 years ago; I flew into Logan and rented a car for a week of skiing at Killington. Generally, I can navigate after... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the observation deck of the Prudential Tower. In addition to the great 360 degree views of Boston and Cambridge there are many excellent presentations including a fascinating audio visual presentation outlining the history of immigration to Boston and how it has contributed greatly to the fabric of the city. Highly recommended.

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