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Address: 800 Boylston Street, Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
Phone Number: 617 859 0648
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This is a fun additional activity but bear in mind only takes up 30 mins or so. The views are amazing and there is a good audio tour. The children were initially really impressed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Bury St Edmunds, UK

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I don't think my boyfriend and I would have visited the Skywalk Observatory, but it was included in our Boston CityPass so we figured we would check it out. I'm definitely glad we did. We visited just before sunset and it was awesome to see the sun set over the city of Boston. The 360* views of the city were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I was in town for a wedding and my family and I (including my toddler nephew) visited the skywalk observatory. The observatory has a listening tour included with it. You can learn facts and history about Boston as you go around the skywalk. Listening to history about the buildings in the area, or read the facts on the wall about... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went up right around sunset and I wish we would have gone a bit sooner. Once the sun set it was hard to see what the audio tour was talking about although the views were great. Our kids ranging in age from elementary, high school, through college all thought this was one of the highlights of our Boston trip.

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Bury St Edmunds, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a fun additional activity but bear in mind only takes up 30 mins or so. The views are amazing and there is a good audio tour. The children were initially really impressed but their interest went after 10 or so minutes. I'm not sure I would have paid full price for this but it is included in the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Boston is a beautiful city there's not doubt about it, great places to visit and lots to see, but if you don't go to the Skywalk observatory you will miss the best view of all. The areal views of the harbor. Fee to get in is relatively cheap $15 per person but I promise you it's worth your time and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

While this may not be one of the first tourist stops you think of when visiting Boston, it's well worth making it one of your first visits once you get to town. Not only does it provide a great 360-degree view of Boston and the surrounding area, the audio tour that comes with it provides a great sense of what... More 

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Brossard, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Overlooks all of boston, and details alot of the history and facts. They also have audio tailored for children, which made it easier for them to follow. Easy to follow with the numbers. We recommend it as agreat spot to visitbif you have a familiy

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Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went to the Skywalk our first day in Boston and it was a great way to start our trip. The view is amazing and the self-guided audio tour is very helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

See old and new from higher then the planes, while watching them land! Only complaint was the viewing lenses at the corners still required 50 cents... Paying to get up there, make them free! Hx lessons with the audio tour were nice touch, just wish cashier would have pointed us to the start, and not gone around the top in... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you're going to visit a major city and you get a chance to see it from high up, this is something worth doing. The Skywalk Observatory gives you 360 degree views over Boston, so if you have a decent zoom camera, you can get some nice shots. It isn't up to the standards of Chicago's Willis Tower or London's... More 

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Additional Information about Skywalk Observatory

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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