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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 #49 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Scotland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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106 helpful votes 106 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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I had a few days in Boston visiting a friend and she suggested the Prudential Sky walk as a great way to see Boston. It did not disappoint. We happened to go just before sunset so got the views during daylight and night time. There is no time limit so I would recomend going ~ 1hr before sunset to give... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Decided to head up tot he observation deck while I was visiting downtown Boston. Got the tickets from a seemingly disinterested attendant at the kiosk and went up. I was able to take my time (no time limit) looking around and taking pictures of the various views of Boston. It was a nice way to end my day in Boston.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had just one day to explore boston and I have to say that doing it all on foot and then seeing from above in the late afternoon was a delight. The views are great and having spent $14 on a ticket I believe that was reasonable. There was no limit on time either.

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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We walked through the Prudential Center and found the woman at the kiosk on the ground floor. Like someone else said, this woman did not want to be there. We had to wait for her to finish rearranging her papers while she was holding some sort of sign. She told us (in unfriendly and heavily accented English) that they were... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

While shopping at the Prudential Center we headed over to get the views of the city from the skywalk. In the mall there is the Kiosk where you buy your ticket and it was there that we had our first encounter with "rude". The woman at the kiosk barely looked up at us, we had to wait for her to... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A 360 degree view of Boston and free re-entry, so we went up late afternoon in the sunshine, then returned at sunset and caught views in a different light. Great views and a small, informative exhibition about Boston. Was bit pricey though.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was expecting 1 Long Hall of Windows, What I Got was a 360 Degree View of Boston! They Even Had Interactive Displays Along the Back Walls, Fun and Informative telling about the History of Boston. We Went on a Sunday it Snowed, a little Foggy but we Still Got Great Views. I Liked the fact it Was Attached to... More 

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