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Address: 800 Boylston Street, Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
Phone Number: 617 859 0648
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A great stop either at the end of your trip or the start. Nice to see the places we went too from above. Included in the go pass so the18 dollar fee was not a rating factor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The view from this building is gorgeous! They have it to where you can see on all four sides and the view is gorgeous especially not being from a big city and then seeing boston from such a beautiful view.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Went there before a Red Sox game. From out of town, so decided before trip that would do it (even thou I questioned if worth the money). The views were okay instead but pictures don't do well as there glass makes it difficult. Can see Fenway. I just didn't think it was worth the money ($17 for adult). Tip -... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Great circular view of the Boston/Cambridge area. The audioguides provide a LOT of information about several landmarks and Boston institutions/monuments. The entrance fee is a bit pricey but I would recommend going to the observatory at the end of a trip to Boston, then you can geographically link everything you've visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

If you are wanting a full view of the city, then this is the place to visit! It gives you a beautiful sight of Boston from high up!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Spectacular views of Boston abound from the Skywalk Observatory in the Pru Tower. If you have the time, you can spend a few hours up here with the film and auditors, but you can also just take a quick walk around in about ten minutes if you don't have a lot of time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We attempted to go up one night and learned from a worker that the best time is really in the day. She also recommended checking to make sure all sides were open as they sometimes close a side for a private event. My son and I went and thought it was well worth it. The elevator ride was not crowded... More 

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Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were so fortunate to visit this place on a spectacularly clear day. This was one of our first stops on our vacation to Boston. I am so glad that we started here. This is located on the 50yh floor (the top) of the Prudential building. The cost is nominal and you get an opportunity to see the entire city... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A great stop either at the end of your trip or the start. Nice to see the places we went too from above. Included in the go pass so the18 dollar fee was not a rating factor. Overall was nicely done with narration and games for the kids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Great view Of Boston. The audio tour is worth it; it is easy to find the site that are being described as the audio guides also provides you with pictures of those sites.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a must stop if you don't have much time to spend in Boston. You can overview everything and it is gorgeous. Especially towards sun set time you can see the ocean, sunset and night time amazing view. Highly recommended

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Additional Information about Skywalk Observatory

Address: Address: 800 Boylston Street, Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
Phone Number: 617 859 0648
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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