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Skywalk Observatory

Address: Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Phone Number: 617 859 0648
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$54*
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Boston CityPass
82%
Ranked #42 of 195 Attractions 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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Flagstaff, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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Scotland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Went here on a mid week morning and it was great, not too busy. What a great view, you can see all of Boston and the audio guide provides a running commentary on what you can see from any of the vantage points. Time passed so quickly, spent two hours here but very worthwhile and value for money.

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North Shore, MA
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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

On a recent evening, we took some out-of-town guests to the Prudential Skywalk. This was my first visit in quite a few years and I had forgotten how difficult it is to identify landmarks at night. It was even more difficult for our friends who weren’t very familiar with Boston. The sky was clear, however, and the lights of the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Really epic place to go on a beautiful evening. Go for just before sunset, watch it turn everything gold and orange and then get some night views of the city. Not quite sure why using a lift should cost so much, but still, it was a really good experience!

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