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Skywalk Observatory

800 Boylston Street, Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
+1 617-859-0648
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800 Boylston Street, Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
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+1 617-859-0648
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Reviewed yesterday

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...More

Thank mrbigpeter
Reviewed 4 days ago

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...More

Thank sanetzba
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.

Thank Mae-and-Abdulla
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,...More

1  Thank paigeiron
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.

Thank christyufot
Reviewed 1 week 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...More

Thank Gareth A
Reviewed 1 week 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....More

Thank Kevin1400
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank MrsTuzza
Reviewed 2 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,...More

Thank Latelyk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with our go Boston passes. We were very surprised at the total lack of security and it seems strange anybody can just take themselves to the 50th (or any other) floor. Despite that once on the 50th floor the views are great,...More

Thank Laura0609b
Back Bay
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
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Kim W
How long are the movies? Is there a wait to view them? If we are going to Skywalk in the evening, should we see the movies first and then look at the views or vice versa?
20 January 2017|
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Response from foxydub21 | Reviewed this property |
I would try get there before it gets dark and see the view in daylight and then see some of the movies. You can come in and out of the movies as much as you like so you can come back out afterwards and see the view in the... More
Bryan J
How long does the audio tour take?
13 November 2016|
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Response from Jeffrey L | Reviewed this property |
a little less than an hour
Is there stairs or an elevator?
14 August 2016|
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Response from Viviana P | Reviewed this property |