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Skywalk Observatory

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Address: 800 Boylston Street, Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
Phone Number: 617 859 0648
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A bit pricey to go up and see the view, but they have an audio tour that gives information all around the city. Very interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Clearwater, Florida

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A bit pricey to go up and see the view, but they have an audio tour that gives information all around the city. Very interesting.

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portland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to get a view of the city and help orient ourselves to where everything was. I recommend going during the daylight as we went at twilight and it was harder to see everything. The audio tour was excellent at pointing out various buildings and their history as well as interesting trivia about the city.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I know that going to the top of a building seems like the last thing you want to do but the view is amazing. The other thing is that the information you get will help you navigate the city during your visit. They provide free headsets for you to get tips and information about the city. Stop in and check... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Skywalk is $17 to look out the window, go 2 floors up for drinks and see the beauty of Boston ! We had a great lunch!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Observatory is in the Prudential Center which is a huge mall. You buy your tickets on the ground floor for $17. You ride the elevator up to the 50th floor and get a 360 degree view of the city. Its an amazing view! I've never been up around sunset but I imagine it would be spectacular. There is an... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The views of Boston are fantastic from the Skywalk Observatory. It's a bummer you have to pay $17 per adults to walk around for 30 min or so. Nice mall and surrounding areas as well, it's a good place to go to get out of the heat or cold!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

But it turned out to be a great view of Boston. The price is a bit steep, and I watch one or two of the films.

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Brownsville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

On the last evening of our trip, my wife and I decided to go to Skywalk. Very nice 360° views of Boston and surrounding areas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Unfortunately a corner of the viewing area was closed off for a private function on the day we visited but we were still able to get some excellent views and photos of (most of) Boston from the accessible areas. It was good fun trying to spot the places we had visited from so high up. Worth a visit!

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Conway, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Since the Skywalk opened at 10 am, we arrived about 9:45 to get ahead of the crowds. The kid at the kiosk in the Prudential Center unenthusiastically grunted directions to go down the escalator and wait by the elevators. A few other people were already waiting when we arrived. By 10:10, nothing had happened and every single new arrival in... More 

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