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Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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Address: 233 S. Wacker Drive, Entrance on Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60606 (Formerly Sears Tower)
Phone Number:
+1 312-875-9447
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the top of the tallest...

No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago! Treat yourself to a "one stop Chicago" experience on your journey to the 103rd floor. Enjoy 360-degree views spanning up to 50 miles and 4 states and our most spectacular view - 1,353 feet straight down! "Dare to Stand Out" on The Ledge - glass balconies extending 4.3 Feet outside the building provide a thrilling, once in a lifetime experience!

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We went on a Sunday. My theory with top attractions like this, it is important to get there at least 30 min prior to opening to avoid, long lines and waits. This can be one of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Chanelle C
Huntsville, Alabama
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited on Saturday night about 6:30 pm. We had City Passes so skipped the lines for tickets, which was great but it was such a madhouse on the observation floor, we never made it to the glass boxes. They did a good job managing the lines for tickets and managing people on and off the elevators with plenty of... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a Sunday. My theory with top attractions like this, it is important to get there at least 30 min prior to opening to avoid, long lines and waits. This can be one of those places. We arrived at 930, doors opened at 10, we were to the elevator to go up by 1030. That includes taking their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to experience something really cool, this is it. Skydeck is an amazing view and venue. The secret is to push through the line. Obviously getting there early is the best way to avoid it, but even if you go at any time, just wait and you will be pleasantly surprised by the view. The city if gorgeous... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I enjoyed the view, the glass box was very cool too. The only problem was it is expensive. Make sure to get there early or you will be waiting for a while.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of my favorite things about Sears/Willis Tower is the Skydeck, but a bonus is when going up the elevator it will tell you how high you are in comparison to other wonders of the world. I've been to the Eiffel Tower, The Pyramids in Mexico and this dwarfs them. I look forward to going higher!

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth the price of admission to go here. It is scary good! The views are incredible and the glass ledges are awesome!

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Fridley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Long wait but worth it once you get on that elevator. The ride to the sky deck is nice. Getting to know those around you a bit, ears poppin'. Once at the top being able to lean over and look down upon the whole city is pretty extraordinary. It goes pretty quick but it's something you'll definitely remember.

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kinda pricy but in the end once you walk out over that glass and take a few pictures you realize it was worth it. Just something different to experience plus it was a beautiful day in Chicago...

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We probably spent 45 minutes start to finish doing the Skydeck. We went mid-afternoon and there was no line. A few of our group did the Tilt option. The 360 views were outstanding, I would highly recommend doing this or the Hancock Tower as part of your Chicago experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place isn't a must see, and was kinda underwhelming. If your board and want to do something then you can go here. Also they have to many nic-knacks for sale but that's to be expected.

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