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Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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Address: 233 S. Wacker Drive, Entrance on Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60606-7147 (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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I took my family and cousins who were visiting us from California They were all impressed Took a lot of pictures of Chicago from up there Will always remember it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I took my family and cousins who were visiting us from California They were all impressed Took a lot of pictures of Chicago from up there Will always remember it.

Thank ahbla1
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 2 star rating is based on our standard tickets not the fast pass. I'm not sure how long this would have taken if I spent the extra $50pp, but I can tell you the 4 hours spent waiting in line was not worth it! Yes the views were awesome and sitting in the Glass Ledge gave some great pictures,... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another must do if you've made it to Chicago. Well why not, you're there! That was our thinking and it was a good experience I would say, perhaps not as thrilling as it'd anticipated. Skydeck was fun to do and not frightening as the deck is clearly very thick and to be trusted. Interesting I'd say. The view around the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In our visit we found thata there were too many people waiting in line just to take a picture... I would recommend to buy the Chicago City Pass in order to visit many other places.

Thank Kenji R
Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited this place in the morning with city pass. I had very amazing experience from the top. Very exciting place to visit.

Thank Chetan1087
Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went there in afternoon. We could get into lift through a very very long que. View from the glass deck was very nice. It was great to see the entire chicago skyline 360 degree. want to see it at night whenever possible.

Thank monicaoak
Brunswick, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came early afternoon of New Year's Eve, but by the time we made the line, after line, after line... it was almost sunset!!! Which was great, since we could see everything with day light and the city with night lights. Then... guess what??? More lines, to be able to take pictures from the glass cubicle... my relative that we... More 

Thank Elcaleno
Mysuru (Mysore), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The weather was not great at the time of our visit but we still enjoyed our visit which included a walk through gallery and views from the skydeck as well as some shopping for souvenirs at the shop prior to the exit Maybe worthwhile to see the weather predictions before planning a visit

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

"Willis Tower" is the new name of the old "Sears Tower". I have visited many tall raised buildings, however, this was my first with the Willis tower. Entry fee is reasonable, High-speed Elevators, Sky-deck Shop are a few attractions in the sky. However, the main attraction is the "Glass Deck" that is projected outwards of the building, where you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son and I went up about 4 years ago. The ride up was ok but when I got up there and the building swayed a little I was ready to come back down. Never again!

Thank KimkellyMedley

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