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“Nice view but a bit over priced”
Review of Calgary Tower

Calgary Tower
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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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London, Canada
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“Nice view but a bit over priced”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Took three kids up the tower. Views were great and it was nice to see the saddle dome from this angle. Kids really enjoyed it, especially the plexi glass floor. We had seen all we could see in the 15 minutes it took to walk around the tower and visit a pricey gift shop. A meal in the dining room might make the visit a bit more worthwhile.

Visited August 2013
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“Very cool view!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was one of the better observation towers I have been to. There are many taller, newer and more glitzy, but there was something here that made it feel more "historic". The Olympic connections were well established and the views were great for Calgary. The glass bottom observation area was an extra special treat. The $16, was a bit exorbitant, but hey, it's worth it.

Visited July 2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
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“Great view of the mountains”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

A fun experience, although a little expensive - but admission does give you access for an entire day. A good way to get an idea of how the city is laid out, and seeing the mountains is the highlight. There is a section with plexiglass flooring - see if you have the stomach to stand on it and see the city streets 500+ feet below!

Visited August 2013
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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“Revolving dining with a sunset view of the Rocky Mountains”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

If you are not dining a fee is required to go up the Calgary tower. Dining at the top of Calgary tower has been an annual tradition of our family. The food is very good the service impeccable and the view from the revolving dining room on top of the tower at sunset is breathtaking. I believe it rotates once per hour. This is a great, unique place to take out-of-towners to show them our beautiful city.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic views over Calgary on a clear day”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We popped into the Calgary Tower on a spur of the moment decision - we were walking back to the hotel, it was a lovely sunny clear day and thought, why not?

Am very glad we did - the views you get from the observation deck of Calgary and beyond are simply awesome. The Stampede in full swing, mile long freight trains trundling through the middle of the City, people looking the size of ants.... and to top it off they have one section with a glass floor so you can see the 180m straight to the ground! Even the faint of heart seemed to be braving it.

There are a few vending machines and a little gift shop on the top if you get thirsty or want to post a postcard from 550ft in the sky! Also a restaurant too, and there are several sets of floor mounted binoculars if you want to see something a little more closely.

Not sure what it would be like on a cloudy day but you get some spectacular photos on a clear, sunny day so it's well worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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