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“Overrated”
Review of Calgary Tower

Calgary Tower
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US$139.13*
and up
Drumheller and Badlands Full-Day Tour with a...
Ranked #34 of 315 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located 191 metres above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the best view in the city and is a must-see on any visitor's itinerary. On the Observation Deck you'll experience a spectacular 360° view of the bustling city, the majestic Rocky Mountains, the foothills, and the prairies.
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The Calgary tower is iconic for all Calgarians but if you are just a tourist in the city you probably don't care for it.

The restaurant at the top is overpriced and underwhelming to say the least. The glass floor area is a nice touch but that's where the novelty ends.

Overall, there are much better things to do in Calgary!

Thank yaasir
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The forecast was for snow (big unhappy face) but amazingly, still the views were stunning! Not sure what they are up to, but there was some construction going on at the Observation Deck level of the Tower at the end of March. They have been keeping this attraction up with times more or less, having added the glass floor walk-out a few years ago. The Observation Deck, except for the views, had been a bit boring. I noticed new signs, however, and some interesting things in the elevator going up. Also, although there is a machine that looks like a cash machine there now, it is actually a great souvenir dispenser, issuing a non-tender coin celebrating the great towers of the world. Calgary has always been a member of the World Federation of Great Towers, and I'm glad they are promoting that connection. There are few better ways to get an idea of a city or a place than to visit a tower with an observation deck. Can't wait to find out what else they have in store for visitors.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

. Loved the history of towers around the world at the entrance lobby. Nice views of city including glass floor in viewing tower. Nice revolving floor restaurant in tower. Get free lift ticket to top when eating at restaurant .

Thank Abuc123
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Going up the tower is a must for people who are new to Calgary. It gives you a unique view of the city and on a clear day a beautiful view of the mountains. The glass floor takes a little bit of nerve to step out on, but very cool. We laid down on the glass and took a picture like we were falling. :) Down side is that it is a little expensive. I recommend looking for coupons online.

Thank Trish B
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

All the times I have been here I have never gone up the tower !

Standing on the glass floor ... What a rush ! You wouldn't think it would be so impactful but it sure messes with your brain!

Dinner in the rotating restaraunt was incredible . The food was amazing, service for such a large crowd was good . A few hiccups with service but who is complaining when you're looking down on this incredible city view !

Thank VickiSecrets
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