Skywalk Blog – Boston Duck Tours
The Prudential Tower at 800 Boylston St in Boston, MA
My love for the Skywalk Observatory starts with my love for Boston. Located on the 50th floor of the Prudential Center, the Skywalk gives you a breathtaking view of the city of Boston. Built in 1965, the prudential Tower is one of the tallest buildings in all of Massachusetts. To get to the Observatory, you must take the prudential elevator 50 floors up to the top. As you make your way up to the top, you begin to feel how high you are by this weird feeling you get in your stomach. Finally, your ears begin to pop as you reach the top floor, and you enter the Skywalk Observatory. You are able to see up to 100 miles out from all sides of the Skywalk. It was really fun seeing all of the Boston Duck Boats in the Charles River. The massive replica military vehicles looked like tiny matchbox cars from the top of the Prudential.
There is one exhibit in the Skywalk that shows you how difficult it was for immigrants moving to America hundreds of years ago. It depicted the struggle these people went through in their home country and the motivation that drove them to Boston. The promise of work, food, and shelter was enough for some people. Most immigrants were not able to bring their whole family, but instead had to travel to Boston alone. They would frequently send back money overseas to their family just so they could survive. It was a hard life, and one that became the backbone for the hard working blue-collar way of life for early Americans.
This sweeping high vantage point attraction also includes an audio tour of the Greater Boston Area. It is really cool to see Fenway Park, TD Garden, the John Hancock Tower, and all of the other phenomenal landmarks Boston has to offer. It is absolutely amazing that on a clear day, you can even see Cape Cod and New Hampshire. The Skywalk Observatory is a MUST-SEE for tourists in Boston. I highly recommend checking it out after your Boston Duck Tour.