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Skywalk Observatory

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Address: 800 Boylston Street, Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
Phone Number: 617 859 0648
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Try the Skywalk Observatory as the sun is setting!

We got there just after 6 PM so that we could see the sun go down and the lights come up over Cambridge and Boston. It was really fun! We saw the planes touching down at Logan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Newcastle, Australia
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I went here with my husband, dad and kids on a day out and we had a really great time. There are kid friendly exhibits up at the top and of course, an absolutely amazing view from the top. It is quite pricey but for a tourist or an infrequent trip, it's worth it.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Amazing view of Boston, it was breathtaking. Can't believe I waited until my 2nd trip to Boston to go. They have student discounts even if you don't go to school in Boston so take your ID. Again, absolutely amazing. Loved it. We spent almost an hour between walking, looking, taking pictures and seeing the small exhibits.

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Cape Coral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We got there just after 6 PM so that we could see the sun go down and the lights come up over Cambridge and Boston. It was really fun! We saw the planes touching down at Logan Airport. There is a $24 minimum/person in the bar on the next floor, so we feel like we got a bargain by going... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Its the second largest tallest building in Boston (I believe) and, given the compact and relatively low number of high-rises in the city, it's conveniently located what seems bang-centre of town. It's a little tricky to find. the entrance, not the building obviously. One must walk through the shopping centre, down an escalator and access via a single lift. The... More 

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Texarkana, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

50 floors up and what a view. Great at sunset! Tickets were $17 each with a quick elevator ride to the top. The inside walls are lined with a good amount of Boston history and info.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited on a clear day and had amazing views all over boston and the surrounding areas. The information provided via the audio tour was good and added to the views. Would Definately recommend as a starting point and introduction to Boston.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This exhibit offers really nice views of the city, but I do think it's a bit overpriced. Something like $10-15 would be more appropriate. Also, the nighttime views are great but you won't be able to see all the things that the audio guide is telling you to look at. Maybe they could have a daytime set of guides and... More 

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I was in Boston on business without a lot of time to tour the city. The Skywalk was the perfect chance to "see Boston" especially since it was so cold outside. In my opinion the views were worth the small fee. There is an audio tour available and while not it's not the most descriptive you will at least get... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visited as part of our City Passes. We had a nice sunny, clear day. We used the audio tour guides provided free with admission. The views of Boston were great but the explanation on the audio tour were lacking. There were a lot of things not explained in the guide. We enjoyed the interactive exhibits in the centre of the... More 

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Meaford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Skywalk Observatory is located on the 50th floor of the Prudential Center so the views aren't as dramatic as they are in taller buildings such as the Chicago Sears Tower etc but since Boston doesn't have many other comparable buildings the views are actually quite decent. Admission cost $26 for two but various discounts are available including military. I... More 

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