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“Great views but queue lines for the Ledge are confusing”

Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
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Breakfast in the Sky: Early Access to Skydeck of Willis Tower in Chicago
Ranked #15 of 662 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 14 August 2014

My wife and daughter and I were visiting in Chicago. I had read about the Ledge View at the Willis Tower. We arrived at the tower entrance at about 8:45 pm on a Saturday night. After making our way to the ticketing area we found quite a crowd of folks waiting to go up to the 103 floor. I had purchased the ala carte version of the Chicago GO Pass for us. This allowed us to bypass the ticket line. However, we had to wait about twenty minutes in a queue to proceed into a small auditorium where an informative brief film about the building of the tower is shown. Then we proceeded to another queue to await one of the elevators to the viewing deck. On three sides, there was plenty of viewing areas with great views of the city. I always enjoy the views from this building and the John Hancock Center at night. The side of the building with the Ledges (where you can view straight down to the street level) was rather chaotic. There are four large windows bays. It was confusing to know exactly where the line was. It looked like there were queue marker set up so that folks would enter on one side and exit on the other side of the queue. However, no staff were monitoring the lines so lines were formed on each side of the queue markers. As we made our way to the front of the line, a staff person finally tried to organize the lines, but she was not very successful. We enjoyed the view, and I enjoyed the Ledge experience. Be prepared for a wait and some confusion when viewing from the Ledge.

Thank jwally49
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

I guess if you travel to Chicago, and you aren't afraid of heights you should definitely check this out (oh and do the box thing). As terrified as I was I definitely don't regret doing it. (there are some boxes where they take photos of you for a fee, and others where you can do it yourselves). Pricey but fun.

Thank YelizavetaYR
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Although busy, plenty of room to see the wonderful views of the city. The Ledge is pretty cool too. There are four ledges In total and the queues weren't too long. There is an interesting film which explains the background of the building.

Thank SAE44
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

A MUST SEE. Not every day you can be 103 floors up and look out over a BIG city. It takes just 1 minute to get to the top. MUST see for anyone.

Thank RadarRick
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Suck it up and enjoy the adrenaline rush! Taking that first step is intense for sure. Great views morning or night. Takes a little time getting up and going down, but wasn't that bad.

Thank Osceola-n-Renegade
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