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Willis Tower

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Address: 233 South Wacker Drive, Entrance on Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60606 (Formerly Sears Tower)
Phone Number: +1 312-875-9447
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the top of the tallest...
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 a "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!
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Memory from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

This is one of my fave Chicago trademarks. I still remember going there 15 yrs ago fort eh first time after watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off and in attempt to replicate the same... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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258 reviews 258 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of my fave Chicago trademarks. I still remember going there 15 yrs ago fort eh first time after watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off and in attempt to replicate the same day off from school. It was quite an experience to revisit the tower. Skydeck never disappoints and offers amazing views. There is always a huge line so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

There was an extreme long wait the day we want, around 2 hours. There is a fast track option, which you might want to consider since it is really way faster. They just let all the people in the fast track go before they let anybody from the 'normal' line go; this meant we were first in line for like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Great landmark in Chicago to visit. The main hype about it is the see-through floor at the top level. There is a paid line for photos or you can be smart and bring a selfie stick like many of the tourists and take the photo yourself. Military with CAC is free, but spouses have to pay. If you show a... More 

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Mansfeild,Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Great views. Plan the time of day or evening you go , summer time there are lines. Great placate have a cocktail and look all over the city.

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Just a note to my fellow travellers. We didn't get to the skydeck. The wait was 1 - 1.5 hours long. If you have kids, bring something to keep them occupied. I'm sure it's amazing - but be prepared to wait for the privilege on a decent weather day.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Me and my partner came here late evening for a pre dinner treat. Excellent view and with many view and all the building and the mass of chicago all lit up. Your hears will pop alittle I. The elevator up to the 100 plus floor and if you can take in walk on the glass boxes 1000 feet above the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It's costly to ride to the top, but check online or tourist booths for discounts. It's worth doing it once, but don't go on a cloudy day. The sky box is a mist where you can step out onto a glass floor and look straight down, pretty crazy. Everyone who is from Chicago still calls it the Sears Tower by... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

View was beautiful but overall i wasn't impressed.It really wasn't much to offer other than souvenir shops and a small food court.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a must for first time visitors to Chicago. We went on a Monday and thankfully had a lot of space to take pictures and not feel rushed. You really get a great view and sense of exactly how big the city is. It is a bit pricey at $19, but worth it for the experience. The clear observation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Scary initially but then a wonderful phenomenal experience. A must attraction for travelers. In a bright clear day, you can view THE LAKE MICHIGAN

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