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Skywalk Observatory

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Address: 800 Boylston Street, Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
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Yes, yes, take the time and go up to the observatory. I went to college in Boston and never took the time to go the observatory. Well I took my grandson and his friend in the late... read more

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56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, yes, take the time and go up to the observatory. I went to college in Boston and never took the time to go the observatory. Well I took my grandson and his friend in the late afternoon. I thought it would be a fairly quick visit. Not. There are several "booths" related to immigration stories and process to become... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For views of the city with unobstructed and low windows for viewing this is a place I highly recommend for my ADA community to visit. I was their three different times at different times of the day too. Ample space to maneuver chairs and scooters this does not feel confined as some excursion spots for viewing a city can be.... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Skywalk Observatory was my last stop on my way out of Boston. The Observatory is located at the top of the Prudential Center tower and provides amazing views of the city of Boston. I liked that I did this last because I was able to take the knowledge that I had gained from other attractions to view the different... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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131 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found it on TripAdvisor and what a find. Loved it...the view is magnificent and the audio explanations are a must. The gift shop is a great place for souvenirs.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were arrived late in the evening and as we had a Boston Go card we wanted to make the most of it. Part of the walk was closed off for a special function which was advertised before you entered. Boston at night is beautiful, we also had a good view of Fenway Park as a game was being played.... More 

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Ringgold, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent view and good way to start a trip here. Get the audio tour. It's free. The Go Boston card is accepted here.

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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Observation deck is enclosed, effectively just the outer loop of the 30th floor of the Prudential building. Some good views of Boston & surrounds, albeit the observation deck frankly looks a bit tired, as do the features on the people, sports teams & history of Boston. Consider it expensive at $19 USD per adult given the environs, especially compared to... More 

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views from the top but this doesn't open till 10am so you can take advantage of some of the great food markets lower down the prudential tower. The top restaurant doesn't open till 11.30 either so you can't get a coffee till then either. Free udion guide is a must to get the full benefit tho.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views over Boston, really enjoyed it. Shop disappointing, appeared underscored. Very informative films shown as well.

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Thank MrsTuzza
Savannah, Georgia
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arriving and scanning our GoCity cards, no further information was provided. The young attendant barely looked at us, he just motioned for us to go through a turnstile. The windows provided an excellent 360•view of Boston, but there is no information detailing the views, oh, but there is. After walking all the way around, we noticed numbers at top... 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.
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