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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 #42 of 208 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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Chisholm, Minnesota
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128 reviews 128 reviews
45 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Get up here and take a look at all of Boston with a drink and something to eat in this unique place. Live music and good food even though it is a little pricey. Worth it for the view-trust me!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It is basically just a mall. The reason we ventured in was for the food court to feed fussy kids. We needed options for everyone that wouldn't break the bank. My husband wanted to try Regina's Pizza and I wanted to get some chowder from Legal Seafood.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 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
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25 helpful votes 25 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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6 helpful votes 6 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
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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