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Address: 1 Tower Sq, Hartford, CT 06183-0001
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+1 860-277-4208

The observation deck of this 1919 neo-classical pink granite building...

The observation deck of this 1919 neo-classical pink granite building offers a panoramic view of the city, the Connecticut River and the surrounding countryside.

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A marvelous architectural building

This is one of the offices situated right in the middle of the city and certainly stands out from the rest in terms of its stunning architecture. From the outside , its a huge... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2016
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is one of the offices situated right in the middle of the city and certainly stands out from the rest in terms of its stunning architecture. From the outside , its a huge office space spanning on both the sides of the road. in fact one of the building is connected to another via foot over brigde. If you... More 

Thank prannnn
Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The sun was shining, the sky was clear and the views were pleasant. They additionally allowed us to go up the additional 100 steps to the lighting deck - you can see more of the 'transformation' the building has gone through to accommodate 21st century technology.

1 Thank jenny451975
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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172 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

I visited the Travelers Tower Observation Deck on day with two young children. The view was outstanding. One child got his head stuck in between the cement pillars. The EMT's came. Needlesstosay it was an eventful day and we still tell the story. It's like any tourist site in your own hometown. It's there, you take it for granted and... More 

5 Thank Velma Sue
New Britain, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Most of the repairs to this historical building are almost complete. It will be a wonderful art space between the Travelers Tower and the Wadsworth Museum. This will welcome visitors and provide them with a wonderful space to relax and enjoy the art. You must bring the family.

Thank TheVoiceofCT
New England
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

A landmark of Hartford that has been hidden by scaffolding for at least two years for major cleaning and repair. Most of the scaffolding has now been removed and the building looks great. Since it is viewable from all around Hartford, it is wonderful to see it shine.

Thank fcramer
1 review
Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

So travel is fun for me as I was waiting for the # 5 bus On April 11th 2014 Friday after noon theres a security gard very unpleasant at the main street entrance 740 it's 2:24pm rude as he told us to move Nice building but bad employees worst experience I had.I wouldnt even ask my enemies to visit this... More 

Thank Sebastian D
Hartford, Connecticut
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39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Reservations must be made now-I found that out when I tried to walk in,but call the day before & they'll escort you up. Look for the hawk's nest there-the family of Redtails keeps our pigeon population down.At one time it was the tallest building in New England.

5 Thank ricobee
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145 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2013

This is just the best place to see all of Greater Hartford and the CT River. IF they are still allowing folks up for the view - it's worth asking. Plus it's a pretty cool old building.

1 Thank PhilipConnecticut
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Pretty cool when seeing it from the air. I've been taking flying lessons (small plane), when flying after sunset you can see the light that is eluminated for miles when flying into HFD Brainard Field. It's not bad seeing it from the top either..

Thank johnnybgood1959
Howell, New Jersey
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

I was stopped at the door and told I had to make an appointment to go up, despite the website saying it was open weekdays to the public during certain hours. I did not have time to spend waiting around to make an appointment so I just left. Would be nice if they let people know this ahead of time... More 

5 Thank serenadethesun

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