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Willis Tower

233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606 (Formerly Sears Tower)
312-875-9447
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As featured in 3 days in Chicago
Ranked #35 of 366 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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, “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! « less
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Niagara Falls, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A Speedy ride up in the elevator to experience a magnificent view of Chicago. On a clear day you can see four states. Timing is critical as you could be waiting in long lines. Early morning was great.

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I have seen some reviews about long wait times and high prices. it was definitely worth the price and the wait i guess depends on when you go. I had no issues with long lines. Once up on the floor stepping out on the glass platform took my breath away. it is funny how a grown person appears to have... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We visited Chicago from England and loved this attraction. The price lets it down a lot as $19 for adults soon mounts up when travelling as a family. The view is fantastic though, and quite breath-taking especially on the sky deck. Souvenirs are a little more expensive than can be bought elsewhere in Chicago but this is the norm of... More

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chicago
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's one of those things that if you've been to (or lived in) Chicago you just have to do at least once. yes at $19 per adult and i think 10 fora child.... its on the pricy side but it's the same cost as the Hancocks 360 another Chicago must do. We recently spent the day downtown being tourists and... More

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Long Island, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Not worth the 90-minute wait or the money for the view on a Sunday afternoon. Lines to buy get through security, to buy tickets, to view the video and then for the elevators--up and down. Many rude visitors push ahead, especially for the SkyLedge. The views toward Lake Michigan are lovely, but not much to see from the windows facing... More

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I love skyscrapers and since this was the first skyscrapers I've ever visited I was absolutely impressed. We didn't have to wait too long in a queue (10 minutes) and we enjoyed every bit of it. Glass skydeck is unbelievable - not for everyone. :) The best thing is you can be there as long as you want (we were... More

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Dublin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

thankfully the wait wasnt too long and we didnt pay the extra get in sooner. you have about 1minute on the glass platform, where you cant use your own camera. so much better things to do in this fab city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Located in the heart of downtown Willis Tower is amazing. I was fascinated by the rich history and the assemble of such a structure. Now, with that aside! You will wait in a very cramped area that is roasting hot for more than an hour. My wait was 2 hours. My niece who is 10 could barely stand the wait.... More

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Albany, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Lines, Lines, Lines & Lines...There was a million and one people inside trying to make their way to the top of this attraction which is completely normal for something this important. We spent a total of about 4 to 5 1/2 hours waiting in line. Behind every corner and every twist is another line. You’re better off getting the prepaid... More

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Chicago, IL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It's Chicago's Willis Towers spelled SEARS. Previously known as Sears Tower. It's about a couple minute walk from Union Station. The sky deck is nice to give you 360 degree observational space around Chicago and nearby states. The recent addition of the glass balcony is defect too if you're not afraid of heights. In fact it should help you fight... More

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