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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 #31 of 361 attractions in Chicago
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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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Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It was well worth the small wait we had. Loved the views from the various windows. The glass ledge was not scary to me at all. I got a great picture up there on the ledge. It was my favorite thing we did while visited Chicago.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Willis Tower was an average experience. Great views of the city, and it was awesome to stand out on the 'Ledge'. But unlike the 360 Chicago, there was no cafe to relax in, no wifi access, and it was packed with people pushing and shoving to get to the 'Ledge'. They could have done with staff facilitating entry to the... More

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uk
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The views are tremendous and you are not rushed through. The ledge experience is not for those scared of heights. When we were there a guy got on to get his picture taken, looked down, went down on to his hands and knees and crawled off ashen faced. Took about 45 mins to an hour to get to lifts to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Not sure I could fully recommend a visit to the Skydeck. We paid more for an hour or so of time than we did for an entire day's worth of quality exhibits and hands-on experiences at the MSI. Still, I guess how often do you get the chance to go to pretty much the top of the tallest building in... More

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Weldon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My niece HAD to go in the Glass Boxes so we did!!! Lines were unorganized but the experience was so much fun!!! Be sure to ask the people in front or back of you in line, to take your picture!!! Makes you look like you are floating above the city,,,

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Concord, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Good place to visit. Breathtaking, and fun when you step out on to the glass floor. Fun gift shop too.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The elevator is so fast it is unbelievable. It is a bit daunting walking on to the glass floor. We were there early and it was very busy so I would recommend visiting at the quietest time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Simply the best view of Chicago, 108 floors up in the air that allows you to see Chicago's skyscraper Amazing view, a picture at the glass floor is a must

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Ridiculously long lines, extremely high priced gift shop for junk, no actual tie guides, too busy to enjoy during the day, because there were way too many people in the lines. -Especially for the Skydeck part. I feel bad, Cuz my kid didn't get to go on it. It was taking waaaaay too long, with a ridiculous amount of people.... More

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

i was very amazed when i went to chicago to go up to the tower and get to see chicago from a birds eye view. the view was stunning kinda freaky as well the elevator was kinda scary but when i went to visit it was still the sears tower if you go to chicago be sure to go visit... More

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