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“I didn´t see anything special” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Calgary Tower

Calgary Tower
101 - 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1J9, Canada
403 266 7171
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Ranked #15 of 339 things to do in Calgary
Activities: Dining, Drinking
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Owner description: Located 191 metres above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the best view in the city and is a must-see on any visitor's itinerary. On the Observation Deck you'll experience a spectacular 360° view of the bustling city, the majestic Rocky Mountains, the foothills, and the prairies.
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“I didn´t see anything special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I really don´t understand why this tower is so famous in Calgary, i haven´t seen anything special about it, but a panoramic view...

Visited August 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“The view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

It's great being up the tower (the elevator is free if you book ahead for your meal in 360). The view of the city, and the mountains too if it's a good day, is wonderful. The restaurant revolves in an hour and you see it all.
The food is high class, but even higher price. Another time I think I might pay for the elevator and take my own tour of the view from the observation deck one level higher.
On REALLY windy days the tower sways a lot -- it's engineered to do so, but it's a little unsettling.

Visited July 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“Worth the $16.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

It was a good stop to see the city from high above and get freaked out with the glass floor. Was there on a Thursday around 3pm and had the place to myself. You can go back later in the day with your receipt, but did not have time to do it.

Visited August 2013
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calgary
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“look up and save your money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Well this is a very disappointing experience. $39 for 2 adults and a child to go up in a elevator. Coqahalla Hwy toll was cheaper. We went up there because how do you tell a 6 yr old grandaughter that she is not going to get to see it because they are into hwy robbery. Got up there nothing open including gift shop but that would be a good thing considering their pricing policy. We went to Tyrell next day and for the same group of us it was $22 and it had exhibits.

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS.

Visited August 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“tower afternoon”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We spent the afternoon walking around with our daughter and she wanted to go to the tower to see what was new.................really it is still an amazing view to go up and look down to see all the little "people ants" hehehe........ as the city grows so fast these days, it is nice to remember back when it was smaller and people were friendlier and the city was cleaner and happier.............glad we went .....needed a reminder of when Calgary was a good place to be.

Visited September 2012
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