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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)
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+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 have been here once before in 2007. This time was so much better, though I had fun before. I loved the glass areas where there is nothing below you but the city. I will say... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I have been here once before in 2007. This time was so much better, though I had fun before. I loved the glass areas where there is nothing below you but the city. I will say there is no way to get here without hurting oneself if you are limited mobility but able to walk.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Well worth a visit for the amazing views and, the experience of The Ledge is something else. We arrived, before the Memorial holiday so, pretty quiet, just about half an hour after it opened and, it was all pretty quick to the top. Even if you're queuing, there's lots of interesting facts to wile away the time. Even though it... More 

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Sao Caetano do Sul, SP
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome! The view is breathtaking, specially if you have the courage to take a picture in a glass floor! We went in a Sunday and was really crowded! If you need something fast, you can buy a fast pass and avoid the huge line, but upstairs you must be patience! Anyway, worth every moment that you wait!... More 

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Panoramic views of the entire city and Lake Michigan. It offers a plexiglass overhang where you can look all the way to the ground and take a cool photo. If you are afraid of heights, avoid this attraction.

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Tempe, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Having bought the Go Chicago Passbook for $98. My son & hubby were determined to get our monies worth - so we went to Sky Deck. Best entrance ever - bypassing 200 or so people waiting in line because of the pass. Views were spectacular & the deck was not scary at all. I declined due to vertigo.

Thank IrishPrincess57
Temiscaming, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a beautiful place. We went up at later in the evening. the view is incredible and we were able to catch the sunset. Once you have done one tower they pretty much look the same. We did the Empire State in New York, CN tower in Toronto etc. But we didn`t get to see the sunset at the... More 

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Incredible views of Chicago, slightly pricey but you should definitely do it once. I probably wouldn't if I returned to Chicago. We came during daylight and stayed about an hour so we could get some incredible photographs at sunset and night.

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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

My 7yo son and I absolutely loved doing this. The elevator ride up was a lot of fun and the video they have playing shows the different building across the world you are passing in height as you go up. There were lines at the top but it wasn't that bad. For those not scared of heights or glass boxes... More 

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

This tower is earlier named as Sears Tower. Presently called Skydeck - Willis tower (108 floors) Absolutely best place to visit in Chicago. Don't miss this place. Better to visit using city pass (vip entry). Best time to visit is in the late evenings to have night view of Chicago from the 108th floor.

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is a great place to visit especially the skyboxes were you could stand on this plexiglass and look down as if you're floating in the air. It's such a fun place to visit at least once if you come to Chicago

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