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Skywalk Observatory

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Address: 800 Boylston Street, Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
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+1 617-859-0648
10:00 - 22:00
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Go to the bar one floor up instead

There is a bar/restaurant one floor up with great views and you can get a drink or two at the bar for the same price.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Megan R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is a bar/restaurant one floor up with great views and you can get a drink or two at the bar for the same price.

Thank Megan R
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you can have a good look on Boston from the top. it is good for some quiet time with family or friends. I liked it in the autumn. you could see the different tree colors from the top.

Thank iSota85
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lacks historical or cultural impact of say the Empire State Building or the glass ledges of Chicago's Skydeck. Good views, probably only worth a visit if you haven't done other observation decks before.

Thank AndrewTourist
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a little trouble finding this place until I realized it was IN the Prudential Tower. Interesting exhibitions detailing the diversity of the Boston City and its history. If you plan to go - make sure to bring something to take pictures.

Thank idspringer
Prairieville, LA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went when the sun was setting and the views was so pretty. It's inside the Prudential Center on the 50th floor, so nice and warm and you can stay as long as you like. There is plenty of room to walk around the big room and see views of the city at all angles.

Thank stacygarza
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a great view, a 360 degree panorama of Boston, but in my opinion it’s not worth the cost. I’m glad that it was included in our Go Boston Cards.

Thank bobbyarcher
Dalkey, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the Prudential Shopping Center (which has lots of shops) the Skywalk is well worth the visit. HINT for Travellers, Buy the 2 Day Pass and save money on entrance fees and sometimes on the queues. GREAT VIEWS OF BOSTON

Thank Frank196507
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to get a 360 degree view of Boston...There is plenty of space to walk around and there are small rooms showing a series of short videos about the history and culture of Boston. There is a very small gift shop selling trinkets and a few snacks. Sadly there is no outdoor area to take in... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see beauty, then you have to do the skywalk observatory! You can see pretty much every site around boston from on top of the skywalk. Also you will get to a headset, which provides the full history of boston. Plus pictures and historical museum like areas. You can also sneak peek a view of Fenway (that... More 

Thank Minnie_3085
Alhambra, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I learned some American history by visiting Skywalk Observatory. They have question and answer around the wall and the platform. You can see entire Boston on a sunny day.

Thank Winnie F

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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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