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Skywalk Observatory

Boylston Street, Boston, MA
617 859 0648
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Ranked #47 of 208 attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Warren, New Jersey, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It was great to view Boston from skywalk, it has complimentary audio tour which will tell you what you see right in front of you. And it was so nice to be able to see Fenway game up from there.

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Atlanta, GA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We bought a Boston City Pass - it was the best thing we could have done. One of the attractions in the booklet is the Prudential Skywalk Observatory. I highly recommend that you do this your first day in Boston. It only takes about 40 minutes. With the audio headphones (which are free) you get a great overview of the... More

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Bergen, Norway
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54 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Skywalk Observatory is located in the 50th floor in the Prudential Tower and provides you with a 360-degree view of Boston. The view is really nice and while walking around you can also read about the history of Boston on the walls.

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Iroquois Falls, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our family of four loved this attraction! It was very quiet the day that we went and we were able to take our time and really take in each view presented in the audio tour. I would recommend that you do this tour first if it is your first time visiting Boston. It will really give you a good sense... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

The view is good and you get to see the city. That is the only thing good about it, because there is nothing more at the skywalk.

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The view is ok but nothing spectacular. The audio guide is hard to follow and a bit boring. I went here as part of the city pass... good thing I didn't pay full price for it.

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Toronto, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I was expecting something like the Empire State Building. I could not be more wrong. You are basically on the 50th floor of a building and can see 360 degrees around Boston. I was hoping you would be outside. Lots of kids were there so it was very noisy. The audio tour was good but it was sometimes hard to... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We spent one hour here looking at the views with a auditory explanation as you walked around on a hand held device, very informative. $16 per ticket but well worth it. The restaurant at the top is expensive but with great views.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Pick a day when the weather is fine and see a 360 degrees view of Boston and surroundings. I did not bother to pay for audio explanation as there are written explanations on the walls but if you want to learn more the price of $17 seems reasonable. Try to find the hotel you're staying in or the places you... More

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Paterson, New Jersey
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I've been to the Skywalk 3 times and each time is fun! You get to walk around the 50th floor to see a 360 degree of the city and outlying areas including the airport and Fenway Park. When you book your trip, see if there are any fun events going on. I went during Fourth of July weekend once and... More

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