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Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

233 S. Wacker Drive, Entrance on Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60606-7147
+1 312-875-9447
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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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233 S. Wacker Drive, Entrance on Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60606-7147
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. We went on a Sunday and, since it is winter, we thought it wouldn't be crowded, but we were wrong. We got there about 1.5 hrs after it opened, and they told it us it would be a 4 hour wait;...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We showed up at the Skydeck in the afternoon of a sunny day, without booking, and the waiting time was 2 hours! So we came back the next day at opening time, and we managed to get up pretty quickly without booking. It was well...More

Thank Marla7
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Typical 360 view - probably better than the Willis tower but quite standard. Visited on a good day so visibility was excellent. Not much to add but well worth a visit.

Thank Stephi1975
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ok you can’t miss this one time tallest building in the world that dominates the Chicago skyline. If visiting Chicago, go see it if it’s a clear day. On a clear day you can see the whole city and across Lake Michigan into Indiana! To...More

Thank Brent A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing views from all sides on the 103 floor, the glass sky boxes are super cool. I totally enjoyed checking this place out. I would have loved to give a 5 star review however the lines were very poorly managed. It took 2.5 hours to...More

Thank J Byron H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is MUST for tourists, especially if you've never gone up the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) before. The views, from all sides, are spectacular - you can see straight into Michigan and Wisconsin if the sky is clear enough. I hadn't done this for...More

Thank Katie D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Formerly the Sears Tower, used to be World's Tallest Building, which makes it a must visit for me. Came here during the morning but I reckon that the night view would be much better.

Thank scoredina
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Skydeck has some of the best views of the whole city. It is way scarier than it looks to conquer going onto the glass, but it is an experience that everyone should have and I am so glad to have done it!

Thank graciousnat
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I previously saw reviews of very long waits for this attraction, so we went in the morning. It opens at 10:00 and we arrived probably around 10:30. We were upstairs seeing the views by 11:15 and on the deck by 11:45. I can't speak for...More

Thank AvidTraveler133
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went at about sunset it really was a fantastic view of Chicago and it gives you an idea of the size of the city and the suburbs. The queue was quite long, probably about 2 hours and sometimes in summer it stretches up to...More

Thank munster4ever
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20 December 2017|
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Response from Bruce L | Reviewed this property |
We got on the same elevator as the people with Fast Pass. Had to wait line for no more than 2 minutes. They waited the same amount of time.
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We bought the explorer pass that gives you 4 out of 20 attractions through Costco. It was only $100 cdn so a deal for us. Walk through Macy’s on state st as it has its Christmas decorations up now We had a drink at the 96 th... More
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