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Skywalk Observatory

Boylston Street, Boston, MA
617 859 0648
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Ranked #53 of 218 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Waddesdon, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our first visit to Boston and this provided the perfect insight, with great city views. We often don't use the handsets many attractions provide but recommend you do use them here, great insights and explanations. The duck tour is located nearby, you can purchase a combined ticket and we recommend this too.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

When we visit a city for the first time we always head for the highest point and the view from the Skywalk doesn't disappoint. With views from river to coast it really is worth a visit. Get up there at sunset to see the sun go down over Fenway Park and watch the city light up.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

On your first day at Boston, go the the Skywalk. It will help you getting around in the city and locate yourself during all your trip. The view is stunning and no building obstructs the view. The exhibit is a bit old, cheesy and even ethnocentric at a certain point but it helps to learn about the history. Overall, I... More

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Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We didn't expect anything when we purchased the ticket, but turned out it is quite interesting. The audio tour is a good source of information about Boston, the history and the neighborhoods.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Amazing 360° view of the city. Price is somewhat high. Make sure to pick up the audio guide, otherwise you'll finish very quickly. Recommended!

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Natick, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

They charge the ridiculous amount of around $16 per person to visit the observatory, if you are paying for a family it's too too expensive! It does have wonderful views BUT you can get the same wonderful views if you go to the Marriott Custom House in Faneuil Hall and it's FREE!! The Marriott lets you go up to their... More

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Tampa, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

For just being able to walk around and take pics, the price is pretty ridiculous. The views are amazing and you will get some great pics. If you wanna make it worth the money, head up to Top of the Hub one floor up for a bite or drink a the bar. Then you could see the city during the... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you have taken the old town trolley and picked up their green voucher packet, you will find a discount coupon for the skywalk, but you need to have one coupon for each member of your party. Also note there are student and senior discounts available. We were surprised how much we enjoyed The Skywalk and interactive exhibits; it gives... More

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Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was so expensive!! You only get to look through windows (which aren't too clear...). It is not worth the money, even if the view is amazing.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Best views of Boston, the harbor, airport, Fenway Park, Cambridge, the Blue Hills and in clear weather, all the way to Mt Monadnock in NH.

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