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Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
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Breakfast in the Sky: Early Access to Skydeck of Willis Tower in Chicago
Ranked #14 of 657 things to do in Chicago
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I'm a Chicago suburbanite, but just recently went to the Willis Tower sky deck with some out of town friends. Make sure you go up on a clear day, if it's not clear, it's not worth the money, since it is a little pricey. But if you have good weather, the views are amazing--especially as you can see so much of the beautiful shoreline.

I haven't done "the tilt" so I can't comment on that, but "the ledge" is just part of the sky deck now--no extra fees, no separate lines--and it's pretty cool!!!!!

Thank saralise11
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The new skyledge is definitely a nice addition to the tourist attractions in Chicago. However, prepare yourself for long lines and an expensive ride to the top. If you are looking for a good view of the Chicago Skyline, I recommend the Hancock building instead. Go in and take the elevator to to the signature room for a drink. It's free to go up and the views are incredible. Granted, the cocktails are expensive, and you will have to get a drink. But rather than paying $20+ to solely to go look out the Sears Tower, take the gratis ride up the Hancock and have yourself a nice beverage while you enjoy the view.

Thank Kelli V
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Expect to wait almost 2 hours to get to the viewing area. There are interesting trivia questions to keep you occupied but if there's only one of you, you will lose your place in line if taking a restroom break. Bring some water for the wait. Once upstairs you have a wonderful view of the city with many informational signs and a gift shop.

Thank ahalter24
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We went to the sky deck around 3pm on a Thursday, and the line was long. Very long! They only had ONE person working at the ticket line so it took forever to pay for tickets and actually get into the sky deck. It took us about 2 hours total to wait in line to pay for tickets and wait in line even longer after paying for tickets. We only spent about 20 minutes on the 103rd floor which was a great experience, but I don't know if I want to wait 2 hours for a 20 minute experience again.

Thank Crystal M
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I recently went on a friday night right before they closed. It was the best time to go. No lines, no waiting and the night view is absolutely gorgeous. I had family in from out of town and it was something they wanted to visit. Glad we went on a friday night. Best decision we made. Parked half block away on the street for $4. We were in and out of there in less than 1 hr and took a ton of pictures. Than headed to the fountain for more photos. :) If your from out of town please visit its totally worth it. I recommend the night views the city looks so beautiful all lit up.

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