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Address: 800 Boylston Street, Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
Phone Number: 617 859 0648
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A must-see!!!

The highlight of my day in Boston, for sure! With just one day to take in the city, I wasn't sure that the Prudential Center was going to make the cut...but boy am I glad I went... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Stephanie C
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The highlight of my day in Boston, for sure! With just one day to take in the city, I wasn't sure that the Prudential Center was going to make the cut...but boy am I glad I went! The Skywalk Observatory is absolutely breathtaking! You take a shockingly quick elevator ride up to the 50th floor, step off...and are immediately greeted... More 

Thank Stephanie C
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sky walk seem not to be all open ,and they wanted to you to full prices, but on third good we got up for a discount. Great views at dusk.

Thank kerrymassey2
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good views, handy tour device talks about what to look at. Displays showing how Boston was established, founded, history, immigration and famous Bostonians. However, NO mention of the native Americans previously there, I could have missed it? But didn't see any reference (very important), it was like those events don't count and erased from Bostonian history 😢

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended here by family to get a birds eye view of the Boston area and get our bearings as to where things are...we found it also to be very interesting and informative with the free self guided audio tour! Well worth the price of admission

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went today to check it out. Just as we bought out tickets it began to rain and got foggy. We got a few good shots. They also have an audio tour which was a good thing because it showed you places you well be seeing.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from the tower were amazing. Views could be seen for miles around. Hand held sets were available which provided information about what could be seen. There was also a film show about immigrants to Boston which was interesting. A great way to see the city.

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cost $18 per adult. The views are incredible and you can use a handset to hear a narration. I would have liked the windows to have indications on them as to what we were looking at. Also the gift shop there was dire. But there were some interesting facts to read. Slightly expensive for our liking.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is THE place to see all of Boston in its glory (I never realised how much green areas and beautiful 'brown stone' town houses there are there). Its a little light on things to do when you are up there but it is the best place to get a high rise view of the city and its surrounding areas.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this!! You see the whole of Boston and have a hand-held set that gives you things to look for on the skyline. We did it at night but I wish we had gone back and done it again during the day.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit of the Skywalk Observatory is interesting because you can see and know the different part of Boston.

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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.
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