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Skywalk Observatory

Boylston Street, Boston, MA
617 859 0648
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Ranked #50 of 207 attractions in Boston
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Canandaigua, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We went at night which I would not suggest because it's harder to see a lot of the buildings! We still got a lot of of it though. Get the audio tour - it's free and it will give you a lot of information about Boston's history! Also, there is other interactive exhibits up there and I would recommend taking... More

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Superior, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My parents and I went to the Skywalk Observatory at the top of the Prudential Center in November on a clear day and were glad we did. It is one of the highest points in Boston, and there's no denying the views are fantastic. It's $15 to get in and there's an audio guide that comes with the ticket. Everywhere... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I have now been to the skywalk about four or five times whenever we have visitors. Every time I go I see something new, I've never been bored. Its nice to see it at different times of day and the exhibits are well presented to let you get orientated around the city. The audio guide is good, especially if you... More

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Toronto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

You get a nice view of Boston from high up, several small 'Freedom Trail' exhibits there. While their site does indicate early closures for private events it does not show partial floor closures, when we went half of the Observatory was closed for a private event so we had no access to that part of it.

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We were really lucky and had great weather for our visit to the. Sky walk and could see for absolutely miles around. Would absolutely recommend this visit in a good day. Free headset with audio recordings of information for each area. Very good.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We (Mother-in-Law, friend's Mum and I from NZ and Australia respectively) had been recommended to go up to the Top of the Hub and have drink to get the view without paying to go to the Skywalk Observatory, but the Hub was really busy and we couldn't get a table, so back down we went and brought tickets to the... More

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I like looking over the city as much as the next guy, but this view is fairly expensive and unless you really know the city and can relate to what you're seeing I'm not sure it's worth the time or cost. We went up in the evening, after dark, on a great night for viewing. The view was nice, and... More

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Great on clear day! A must see for views of Boston. Saw short film. You get free head sets so when you look out a window you enter the number on it and tells you what to look for, I liked both the kids and adult versions, try both.

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scotland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Fantastic view of the city. We went on a beautiful clear afternoon but I would have liked to go at nighttime too.

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Milan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Impressive 360° view over Boston from the 50th floor of the Prudential Tower. On a clear day you can spot all the attractions, and the audio guide (included in the price) drives you through the various sites in sight. Those who can't be bothered with the guide can watch a short film outlining the key points of the city. At... More

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