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Prudential Center

800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199 (Back Bay)
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As featured in Boston for free and 1 other guide
Ranked #38 of 210 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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61 attraction reviews
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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Easy landmark to spot as it's one of the tallest buildings in Boston. Entrance fee of $16 is too steep for what you get- a nice view of Boston. Save your money. It's better to explore the city in other ways. I'm sure one can make better use of one's money than to spend it on this "attraction"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

After having dinner in the north end we decided to have a couple drinks at the hub on top of the Prudential building what a beautiful view and the drinks were very reasonable and the scenery was breathtaking. I highly recommend while visiting Boston you have to have at least drinks and dessert and see the wonderful views

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

It's a beautiful mall, many shops, free wifi but still it's a mall :) why would you visit Boston to go to another Barnes&Noble, another Starbucks ... Haven't been to the top view floor. That might be worth another visit maybe.

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Kingston, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

On the day we went to the top of the Prudential Center, the weather was perfect: Clear and sunny. The view is stunning--and being able to look at the city and its environs from all sides is a real treat. Boston has beautiful architecture and many trees. For tourists, it's also a great way to get oriented, and to see... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Forget the great view from the top of the building and feast your eyes on the treasures spread out for blocks in the shopping area. Need a suitcase to take it all home? No problem! There's a luggage store to take care of your goodies! Happy hunting.

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