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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 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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Jefferson City, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you do not like lines, you may want to opt for the fast pass. However, we went on a Saturday evening and was not too bad. It is worth the wait. You just may have to endure screaming kids and rude parents. The view was very clear and spectacular from all sides.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

103 stories above the street, suspended in a glass box is an amazing experience. My wife and I went for the views, which are 360 degrees and magical, but came away remembering the unique experience in the glass box! Well worth the time in the line.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We just rocked up with our City-Pass - stood in a substantial line and waited for the elevator. It was a relatively short wait considering the line and the trip to the sky-deck was extremely quick. The views of the city were stunning and stepping out into one of the glass-bottomed "sky-boxes" was AMAZING!! I could have stayed there all... More

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Aylmer, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A quick elevator ride to the top and you are standing on the 103rd floor observation deck.(floor)It is totally encased with glass windows and has numerous glass floor walkouts for those wanting a bigger thrill.I am afraid of heights so I passed on that the view is unreal from up there as I believe it is the third highest building... More

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Mogadore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Horrible experience!!!! We were there on Sunday Labor Day weekend at 4:40 pm when we began the long and arduous task of being corralled like cattle into line after line and NEVER did get to the top! After waiting nearly 3 hours we got thru the movie and what we thought was the last leg of our journey only to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

When you go to the Sears (aka Willis Tower) it offers a great view of the city on all sides. I would recommend going early to avoid major crowds especially in the area where there is the glass box that hang outside the 110th floor of the building. While being a bit nerve racking (every kid under 10 wants to... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

we visited the willis tower on tues morn around 10am no que just a little wait to go up in the lift - they take you up to floor 99 at first then you change to another lift to take you up to the 103rd floor! what a view - you can see for miles - we did the usual... More

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Rahway, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

So as first time Chicago tourists my wife and I visited Willis Tower sky deck during the day and it was an OK experience. I have been to multiple high rise towers and observation decks (Burj Khalifa, Empire State, CN Towers etc) so in comparison to other facilities i found the entire experience an average one. The one thing i... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Go early to beat the crowd, also had go Chicago card and went right in. My 13 year old daughter and er 2 friends sat on the sky deck and took pictures of things below. I went into a different sky deck and took pictures of my husband and daughter from across the glass. Not too busy first thing Sunday... More

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Auburn, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

103 floors above the street step out on a glass floor and look straight down!!! What a view! Get your camera ready. On a clear day you can see forever! 1300+ feet in the air!

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