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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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A cool history lesson

You can't beat 360 degree views of Boston on a warm sun day! The audio tour was wonderfully informative.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can't beat 360 degree views of Boston on a warm sun day! The audio tour was wonderfully informative.

Thank Lurgman
Buffalo, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The views were fantastic (50th floor of the Prudential Center) and there are audio tour wands available with ticket purchase. It was not at all crowded and the audio tour was great.

Thank Amy19705
New Jersey
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75 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Part of why I bought the CityPass was to see this attraction but we got there around 2 and it was closed for the rest of the day. Not cool.

Thank CelticCail
Las Vegas, Nevada
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55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was pouring rain outside and we wound up at the Skywalk. It was amazing hanging in the clouds - the rain turned to snow for a while. We also had lunch at Top of the Hub on the same cold, dreary day. This was the perfect thing to do in bad weather. Take a map of Boston - it... More 

Thank SeekingSimpleLuxury
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I grew up in Boston, today was the first time I had the opportunity to walk around the Skywalk Observatory. I would highly recommend this activity to both natives and tourists alike. The views are breathtaking with informative games, informational audio narrations, and a great gift shop! A must see for all.

Thank shrimpboat67
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250 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think some of the best views I've seen in the USA are from this skywalk. The way Boston is laid out, and the sheer size of this enormous tower, you get great views and a sense of the entire city. There's also lots to do there, information stands etc making it a really good way to spend an hour... More 

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

When we visited there was a private party which had reserved part of the gallery but this was still a worthwhile visit. Audio guides are available in many languages ( can't remember the whole range to be honest but it was fairly extensive). We visited this on our first morning in Boston and it gave us a good "Overview" (pardon... More 

Thank Dave C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I lucked up on our timing when we visited Skywalk. We arrived about 30 minutes prior to sunset and got to see Boston in two completely different ways. Expecting to stay for around an hour, 2.5 hours later we were still walking around reading the history on the walls and sitting through informative (and surprisingly entertaining) videos... More 

Thank Amanda M
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is amazing, go at sunset to take photo's of Boston, you can see for 100 miles and it is amazing as the sun goes down and the lights of Boston come on.

Thank Cassandra2401
Granbury, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really a wonderful experience and great way to see Boston at sunset and during the night. Albeit a bit pricey at $18 per adult, the view is well worth it! Came here on a beautiful evening and shared the view with my girlfriend. Absolutely gorgeous! Lots of interesting history about Boston on the inner walls, and a great place to... 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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