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Address: 800 Boylston Street, Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
Phone Number: 617 859 0648
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Excellent Views of Boston

The Skywalk provides great views of Boston, the surrounding communities, The Charles River, Boston Harbor & the Islands, especially on a clear day. Fenway Park, which was hosting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Bartlett, New Hampshire

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Bartlett, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Skywalk provides great views of Boston, the surrounding communities, The Charles River, Boston Harbor & the Islands, especially on a clear day. Fenway Park, which was hosting the Notre Dame/Boston College football game the next day, was all lit-up. Quite impressive at night under the lights.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is well worth doing the observatory in both daylight and night time as it gives a wonderful perspective of Boston from all angles. However the added gems are the short films on Boston's history - especially the film on the different migration waves from the potato famine in Ireland through to the war years and beyond. These movies portray... More 

Thank ranch100
Queens, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great 360 degree views of Boston! Whether it be with family or a romantic date, it is something you won't soon forget. I suggest you go closer to sunset because the color of the sky is more breathtaking resulting in a more beautiful view. Also we got $5 off the admission price because we purchased the admission on Groupon.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Skywalk is a great way to see many of the major sights of Boston and get a real feel for the layout of the city. This visit also offers informative exhibition areas and even an interact quiz to test your general knowledge about Boston and the local area. The Skywalk, which has an 18 dollar entrance, can be visited... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful views of the town - brookline on west to charlestown on northeast. you can even see planes taking off and landing, the fountain at reflection pool looks great after sunset from here. Isn't much to look at south since that area is mostly residential. buildings around look better after they lit up in evening. it has a small museum... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth a visit, especially if you have never visited Boston before. The day I visited it was very quite indeed, which was great as you could spend as much time as you want on the observation floor, the windows are huge and mainly clean. The video room was excellent and I watched a great video montage. I... More 

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North Tustin, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The audio guide was great. Like everything else in Boston the audio guide provided great stories and history. In order to get all the information you'll want to plan plenty of time. I'd estimate 45 minutes at the least, not counting the time you may just want to stand and stare of the great views.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the Observatory just because of the view. You are able to walk around the entire top to see a real 360 degree view. Worth the admission.

Thank Edie H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Available in several languages, the tour completely wraps around the building, explaining views and the history that goes with it from every direction. Their store is a missed opportunity (poor quality and lack of goods), so do your tourist shopping elsewhere. Excellent activity to do before or after Duck Tours or other sightseeing. Tickets available in kiosk at the shop... More 

Thank KBBostonBoston
Parsippany, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative, great views of the city, all important sites highlighted This was the first thing we did on our trip, and I felt it gave us a good overview for things we would see in the coming days. Wished we had time to go back at night and see the city lights at night.

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