Skywalk Observatory, Boston

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Take in far-reaching views of the greater Boston area at Skywalk Observatory, the observation deck of the city's second-tallest building. The enclosed area, located 50 floors up in the Prudential Tower, provides a 360-degree view of the cityscape, including important landmarks such as the Hancock Tower, Fenway Park, and Harvard University. On a clear day, you can see up to 100 miles. Be sure to pick up an audio guide, which is included in the cost of entry. It provides information about the points of interest you can see and offers historical information about the different neighborhoods. For a bite to eat or drink, head two floors up to The Top of the Hub restaurant. Plan to visit Skywalk Observatory and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Boston attractions using our Boston holiday maker .
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  • When in Boston make sure to stop at the Prudential Center and go to the Skywalk. This is the observatory on top of the building from were you can have great views of the city and learn about the histo...  more »
  • I saw this place online when searching things to do around Boston and I knew I just had to see this place for myself. It was my Husband and I's first time visiting here. We visited during the early af...  more »
  • Get there late in the day to admire the sunset and Boston which lights up to the fall of the night. Good explanations on l ' history of the city in summary view Super!
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  • Enjoyed it! 2 points: - I had to walk around a bit too find the entrance - I wished I was able to plug my headsets into the audio guides. (You have to put it close to your ear like a mobile phone)
  • This is one of the first places you should go in the city. You get a better idea of where everything is because you can see it all from high above. With their audio tour you get a bit of history and a better idea of why an area around town is important and/or worth visiting.
  • I really like it. You can see Boston from the top of the building, Boston looks really different to how it looks when you are walking on the streets. The view is marvelous and you can really appreciate Boston and see how different it is when you see the city from a different View.
  • A nice view all around Boston, with some great interactive displays which were actually very informative. Videos are also played on a loop in the theater of city views and Boston residents. The audio guide is also great, but can be a bit long to listen to it all. Overall well worth spending an hour or two here. Reasonable ticket price too!
  • The prices are reasonable. You get a gorgeous view of the city but I feel it's best to go during the summer. It provides viewing machines as well as history stuff about the city.
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