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Address: 800 Boylston Street, Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
Phone Number: 617 859 0648
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Amazing views

We went up over Memorial Day weekend and it was a beautiful clear day. We saw amazing view of the Beantown and took some stunning photos. The 360 degree views were well worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Residing close to the top of the second tallest building in Boston, this observatory gives you and excellent view over Boston and the surrounding area including neighbouring Cambridge and the bay and it's many islands. I visited the observatory after walking the freedom trail and many other areas of Boston, so seeing it all again from above was particularly interesting.... More 

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Devon
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Was lucky enough to be invited to the 50th floor as part of a recent work function and WOW it was worth it! Beautiful views, lovely food and nice staff. We saw a big rain cloud coming in over the city and got so many lovely photos. It really created a very good impression.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I'm afraid of heights and still this place is amazing. Since it's fully enclosed you don't really get scared. You can spend sometime taking in the entire city of Boston.

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Hudson
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went up over Memorial Day weekend and it was a beautiful clear day. We saw amazing view of the Beantown and took some stunning photos. The 360 degree views were well worth the trip up. The elevator ride was smooth and very quick. Something your grateful for when you are very prone to motion sickness. They also have a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

If you walk Boston from the streets, it's one experience. To see the city as it spreads out, though, head to the Prudential building for a 50th floor view. We chose a clear day and were rewarded with 360 degrees of view. There are several exhibits for those interested, as well as an audio tour as to what you're seeing.... More 

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Upatoi, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Interesting, with a small amount of amenities that accompanied the cost of admission. I probably would go again, but would not recommend it to someone.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was my first visit to any Skywalk. Prudential skywalk is very well maintained and gave back much more than what we expected. You need to plan for atleast one hour to visit this attraction. Its situated on 50th Floor. Take lift from Prudential lobby. You will get a superb view of whole city on a sunny weekend. Ticket checker... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Worth a stop if you want to see a nice surrounding area of Boston. From this vantage point you can see Logan, Fenway, Charles River, ect. There is not a time limit so you can venture around as long as you like. They also offer audio headsets that explains the area. There are also some nice history information and hands... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

So happy I finally made it here! I've lived in Boston for almost two years now and still learned a lot. They give you a little hand held audio guide that explains a lot of the history of areas and buildings around Boston and the views can't be beat.

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Head on up it it's a clear day and enjoy the best views of the Boston Metropolitan area as well as a history of the city and its people. You can stay pretty much as long as you like and my all means take the audio guide to learn more about this great city.

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