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Skywalk Observatory

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Address: 800 Boylston Street, Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
Phone Number: 617 859 0648
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Quick business trip, but had a couple of hours for sightseeing. The Pru gives you panoramic views of the city. Wished I could have spent more time on the historic information in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Daytona Beach, Florida
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quick business trip, but had a couple of hours for sightseeing. The Pru gives you panoramic views of the city. Wished I could have spent more time on the historic information in the center. Definitely a great thing to do.

Thank JCMallory
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be sure to pick up the audio player when you walk in as they don't always tell you about it. As you walk around to each side of the observatory, there are numbers above the window for you to dial into the audio player to hear about what you are looking at and get some history. It's a great idea.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great overview of Boston. Self guided tour with a 360 view of the city. Helped us to get our bearings.

1 Thank Jodi H
La Habra, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is in the Prudential Building. If it is raining, great place to stay dry. Great option for 4pm and later (so much seems to close early in Boston). The price may seem steep at $19 per adult, but I thought it was worth it. So many people left before getting the close up and 360 degree window view. Lots... More 

2 Thank ALinCA5512
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Skywalk Observatory has a great 360 degree view of the city. The audio is a must as there isn't very much on the walls indicating what you might be looking at. Obvious sites are Fenway Park, the Charles River and MIT. If it was more interactive or had staff describing each of the 4 directions looking out over Boston... More 

1 Thank CruddyAnemone
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from here are great. It's great value as you get a free audio guide and can return the same evening for free to also get the view at night.

Thank NT1989
Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our Day 1 in Boston here. It gave us a very good overview of the city. My teen and I followed most of the audio guide which was well done. The ticket was part of Boston CityPass which made it affordable.

Thank Bruderhals
Leawood, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought the Sky Walk was quite pricey, but on our last morning, we found ourselves with one extra attraction left on our Boston City Pass so we hurried over to check it out. While we thought it would just be a walk around the top to see the view, there were several interactive exhibits and a small movie theater... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great 360 views of Boston -- a little pricey, but we spent about an hour using the recorded self-guided tour (which was very informative) and took lots of photos.

Thank Cheryl B
West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though we were New Englanders, and longtime Sox fans, we were surprised at how much we didn't know, and hadn't seen, when we spent time up on the 50th floor. We really took our time, because each side's view was loaded in interesting information, and the movies and displays were excellent. We were so impressed that my wife and a... More 

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Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.