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Skywalk Observatory

Boylston Street, Boston, MA
617 859 0648
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Ranked #52 of 213 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Natick, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

They charge the ridiculous amount of around $16 per person to visit the observatory, if you are paying for a family it's too too expensive! It does have wonderful views BUT you can get the same wonderful views if you go to the Marriott Custom House in Faneuil Hall and it's FREE!! The Marriott lets you go up to their... More

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Tampa, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

For just being able to walk around and take pics, the price is pretty ridiculous. The views are amazing and you will get some great pics. If you wanna make it worth the money, head up to Top of the Hub one floor up for a bite or drink a the bar. Then you could see the city during the... More

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Sacramento, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
99 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you have taken the old town trolley and picked up their green voucher packet, you will find a discount coupon for the skywalk, but you need to have one coupon for each member of your party. Also note there are student and senior discounts available. We were surprised how much we enjoyed The Skywalk and interactive exhibits; it gives... More

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Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was so expensive!! You only get to look through windows (which aren't too clear...). It is not worth the money, even if the view is amazing.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Best views of Boston, the harbor, airport, Fenway Park, Cambridge, the Blue Hills and in clear weather, all the way to Mt Monadnock in NH.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Was a great view but not sure was worth if with everything Boston has to offer. Was overly crowded when we wen so was hard to see much.

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London, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Beautiful view of Boston in 360 degrees . If it wasn't park of City Pass I don't think I would pay for the experience given the expense.

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I was recommended by a friend who lives in Boston to check out the Skywalk Observatory, located on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Tower. I am glad I did- it was an educational and easy way to learn about the different Boston neighborhoods and landmarks. The ticket price includes an audio tour. I think it is a great way... More

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florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went at the end of our trip at Sunset and it was worth it. It was a nice conculsion of what we did

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Long Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I thought this was absolutely breathtaking while the sun was setting. Also the plaques on the walls made it super easy to be able to read about the history instead of using the audio tour. I would definitely come back here

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