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“Good view but still overpriced”
Review of Calgary Tower

Calgary Tower
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$123.49*
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Drumheller and Badlands Full-Day Tour with a Small Group
Ranked #14 of 301 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good view but still overpriced”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Greats views on a clear day, no longer the tallest structure in Calgary though. Slightly overpriced as most of these types of places are.

Visited November 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We went up to the observation deck on a clear, sunny afternoon and the views were terrific. OK, there are two taller buildings nearby, but I don't think they are open to the public, so if you want the panoramic views the tower is the place. Take your camera - we took loads of great pictures.

Stand on the overhanging glass floor and you will overcome any fear of heights!

Visited December 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“nice on a clear day”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Food is okay at the top....not amazing but just okay. If you go up make sure the sky is clear, a bit of a letdown if it is cloudy. Standing on the glass platform is something everyone should do. Free trip up if you book at the restaurant.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
“Beautiful nighttime view but a bit expensive”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

There's no better way to look out over the city, night or day. Only complaint, the interior lighting on the observation deck was so bright it made it hard to see and photograph through the windows. Most of my pictures came out okay, but the was a lot of reflection off the glass.

Visited January 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just Ok!”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Fun Place to go! Not a good place for taking pictures anymore. Too many buildings blocking the view, taller than the tower. Plus incredible amount of internal lighting reflecting on the glass making it impossible to take a shot through the glass in the evening. If you want to take a skyline shot, go during the day.

The glass floor has not been repaired since inception I guess. You either see your feet or scratches when you walk.

Visited January 2014
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