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Skywalk Observatory

Address: Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617 859 0648
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Ranked #55 of 413 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation decks & towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Observation decks & towers, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

From the top of the Prudential Centre, you'll get an excellent view. Just steel yourself for the shock of the bill! The 360 degree view is nice (though the windows needed a clean when I was there). The audio tour is included in the cost and is very comprehensive. It is badly organised however, some windows have up to 6... More 

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Ciudad de mexico
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90 reviews 90 reviews
3 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

But not much else than that. Perhaps, going to the bar and grab a glass of wine is a better idea, as there is no fee for the bar except for the consumption itself. Views are nice, but not as amazing as they are in other places, so don't feel sad if you miss this.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

360 degree view of Boston and free re-entry on the same day, so went up in the afternoon in the sunshine, then at sunset and caught views of the city in a different lights. Great views and a small exhibition about Boston. Would have liked for it to be a few $ cheaper though

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Thought this would be like any other tall building iv'e been in, but I was wrong. Not only was the view spectacular, but they had a really nice audio tour to go along with it. It was like taking a bus tour of the city, without having to waste your time actually taking a bus tour. A great place to... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The SkyWalk offers a view of Boston from the 50th floor of the Prudential. When up here, you should also consider a visit to the restaurant Top of the Hub, just two floors up. From the SkyWalk, you can see planes taxing, taking off and landing at Logan, and after nightfall you can see the lights of all the cars... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A truly breath taking view of the entire city and beyond. On a clear day you can see for miles in all directions. Audio tours are available as well. Fun for the kids trying to spot the landmarks a good way to pass some time.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Cost about $16 each to go up to the 50th floor of the Prudential Tower and get views across Boston. I wish we'd done this at the start of our holiday - could have picked out the places we would like to visit. A hand held self guide means you can take your own time and listen to the audio... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

As the John Hancock tower is now closed for the public (I tried without success), this is now the (only) place to be if you want to have a look over Boston from the sky. It was a clear day so the view was terrific over downtown Boston, with its parks and typical houses. You could also cleary see Fenway... More 

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Carver, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visit the Skywalk about once/year and it never disappoints. This most recent visit we went an hour before sunset on a sunny, winter day. It was gorgeous! Our 11-year-old son greatly enjoyed the temporary exhibit on immigration in the US.

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Sept Iles, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Such a great view on Boston you must go there ! You see everything and it can help you guide you on the city. You see everything on a perspective. So beautiful to see the city this way.

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