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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 #36 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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Dubuque, Iowa
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196 reviews 196 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

If you are going to be visiting Chicago, you have to go check out the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). This is an iconic building that was the tallest in the world when it was built (still one of the tallest in the world; now the tallest in America). It would definitely be a shame to be so close... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This is a must see experience when it comes to visiting Chicago; if you want to be able to get a feel of the complete Chicago landscape this is your chance. I arrived 40 minutes prior to the building opening and it was worth it as this place get swamped very quickly, but the building itself is very well maintained... More

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Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

As a man afraid of heights, going to the top of Willis Tower wasn't the smartest idea I've ever had. But I've now been up there twice and I've loved it each time. To see a beautiful city like Chicago from that perspective is something too many people see on TV or the movies and take for granted. You HAVE... More

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Veazie, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

If in Chicago for any length of time the Skydeck is a must do. I would say this is one of the best views that one can see of the windy city without being in a balloon or helicopter. As may others have commented the views are awesome.

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Just when you've had it with the waiting in line, you get to the 103rd floor at about 1350ft above ground and it makes it worth the wait. You see a 360-degree view of Chicago then step out on "The Ledge" and have your stomach kinda come up to your throat realizing that there's only a few inches of plexiglass... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Great views of a beautiful city and some great picture opportunities! We got there around 10 and the line wasn't too bad.. took us about 45 minutes to get to the top. Once we were up there, we didn't feel rushed at all and could take our time walking around looking out at all the different sights. I strongly recommend... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Yes, Willis Tower's Sky Deck was the best part of our Chicago trip. Amazing views and awesome sky deck experience. Definitely worth exploring!

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Fox River Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This is a great way to face your fears of heights. I really LOVE the view in all 4 angles. You have to experience it when your in Chicago.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Plan for a bit of time to wait in line to buy your tickets to go up to the top! The line moved really quickly to buy your tickets.They had interactive signs and such to help keep you entertained. The line then seemed to slow down waiting for the elevators to go up. Once up top, it was a little... More

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Do not attempt this if you have small children. They don't care and the wait is long, hot and awful. The views from the top are spectacular but good grief it's a pain getting there.

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