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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 #32 of 367 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We went on a Tuesday afternoon, and faced a long line. It took us over an hour and a half to get to the top, and I must say, the views were worth the wait. We even went on the glass ledge, which is thrilling and very doable. A good place to visit once...

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Chickamauga, Georgia
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45 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We stopped in town on our way in because the weather the next day was questionable. We called ahead and were told the wait was 90 min. We thought that was great. We arrived and basically walked through the lines with minimal waits, watched the video (very interesting) and were on our way. We easily got to windows on all... More

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Saint Johns, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The look on my wife's face when she looked out the window for the first time was worth the price of admission. It is a breathtaking view from the SkyDeck of the Willis Tower. Stepping onto a glass floor, over a thousand feet up, is a peculiar feeling, but worth it, if you are brave enough. My advice would be... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If I had this visit to do over again I would have purchased a Chicago city pass but we weren't sure how much time we would have to see the attractions of the city since we were there for a soccer match. This would have allowed us more time to explore and less time in line. The sky deck is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you want to have a look at the city from above, then definitely this is the place to go to! You have a view from all sides of the tower and even have a chance to step outside and the best thing is that you don't have to pay more for that! Go in the afternoon and stay till... More

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Toronto, Canada
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319 reviews 319 reviews
87 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I first went up the Tower when it was known as the Sears Tower about 10 years ago. I don't remember being overly impressed by it back then. Going up again to see the view from the Willis Tower certainly wasn't worth the $19 ticket.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We took our French guest, another teen friend, and both of our daughters to the top and everyone was wowed! They loved the video and then stepping out on the glass was amazing! There are not really tall skyscrapers in Paris so this was very thrilling for our friend, perhaps even more so than the rest of us. I would... More

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Chicago
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1,037 reviews 1,037 reviews
210 attraction reviews
443 helpful votes 443 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Willis Tower is one of the top places to visit in Chicago. It used to be called Sears Tower. My wife and I have been here many times as we always bring our international guests here when they visit Chicago and they are always amazed. Take a sixty-second ride in an elevator up to the skydeck so you can appreciate... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We headed straight here after breakfast at Lou Mitchell’s. We got there bang on opening time and were one of the first ones up to “the ledge” which is a glass box that extends 4ft outside the building (there’s actually 3 of them, but one was more than enough for me). The view from the top was amazing, you could... More

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Bonner Springs
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Once we got to the top, we and our kids loved the experience. Stepping out on the ledge was very cool!!! We figured we would stop in on a Sunday evening and it wouldn't be packed. We were wrong!!! There was a new line every step of the way getting to the top. So be careful to plan enough time... More

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