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“Unique building with Awesome Views of the City!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Olympic Tower/Olympic Stadium's Observatory

Olympic Tower/Olympic Stadium's Observatory
3200 Viau St., Montreal, Quebec H1V 3N7, Canada
514 252-8687
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Ranked #76 of 239 attractions in Montreal
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Owner description: The world's tallest inclined tower serves up spectacular views of Montreal and surroundings areas. In just two minutes, its glassed-in cable car will whisk you 175 metres up to the Observatory. From this unique vantage point high in the Montreal sky, you can see up to 80 kilometres away in every direction: the mountains, the St. Lawrence River, Donwntown Montreal, its skyscapers and the Mount Royal.
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“Unique building with Awesome Views of the City!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This very uniquely shaped building that looks like a space ship, is located east of downtown Montreal. It has a great Biodome and a one of a kind tower that takes you way up on top of the stadium and offers a fantastic view of Montreal and its surroundings. Definitely worth the stop if in Montreal and very affordable!

Visited May 2013
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“Way overpriced and just meh.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The exterior is pretty cool and I enjoyed the trip up (inclined elevator car) but the top was remarkably devoid of soul. There was just so much more that could have been done. The view is pretty nice but not crazy good. And there is no "outside". It would be great if you could walk around outside, like the empire state building - otherwise it just felt kind of musty.

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“Amazing view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

After taking that big elevators up, we got to see one of the best views of Montreal! It was amazing and is close to the Metro

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“Should be and could be better...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Sorry but the whole structure looks a bit forlorn and tired looking now and the $23 you had to pay does not result in a view or an experience overall that justifies the hefty price tag. You'll be in and out in ten minutes, fifteen tops. The only tourist destination in Canada I considered asking a refund for...

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“Sad and dilapidated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Worth it for the view if you are in the area but I expect mont royal would give an equal view in more natural surroundings. The area is quiet and has an air of being abandoned. Everything is ugly concrete, yellow lights and smoked glass, it could have been made so much more of but feels quite sad.

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