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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 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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jhth1234
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The wait and lines are not good but the view is worth the visit. You can walk out on the glass and see down..how awesome is that? Great experience to check off your list.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Been here a few times (when Sears Tower), but it's changed a bit since then. Prepare to wait 90 minutes most days to get up to the observation level. The bump out glass boxes are a nice add-on they've put in and not for someone with a fear of heights. A little expensive to bring the family there, but something... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Go early, go early, go early. We arrived just after 9am and did not wait for tickets, to go up, or to take photos on the ledge. The ledge alone is worth the $19 fee to get up there. Should you be in the long line there is a lot to read on your way to wait for the elevator.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We waited for almost two hours to finally get to the top. Once we arrived I was not sure it was worth the wait and the money. 20 bucks is a lot to spend for an elevator ride only to just look out a window. Once I walked onto one of the observation ledges that float out of the building... More

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Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was not really interested in going up. I have been to the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower, so I figured this would be a let down. It wasn't. We went a Thursday evening on a raining day. The views from up there were spectacular. The wait time was almost non-existent which really amazed me! But the best... More

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105 reviews 105 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

103 floors is impressive; then standing on plexiglass looking straight down is an entire different level. My wife and I bought the Go Chicago card which helped avoid ticket line. We went straight around to elevator Que. Wish I had recorded the video screen going up. It tells you when are higher than other buildings like Empire State, St Louis... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I've been up many tall buildings but for value and a stunning view this has to be one of the best. On mu own looking for something to fill a morning in Chicago and this dod the trick. 19 dollars included a good exhibition and a spacious top floor including three glass floor areas to help cope with the crowd.... More

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Troy, Missouri
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to Chicago for our anniversary and we decided to go up and stand on the ledge. The most I can say about it is that it was very busy. It took about an hour to get up to the sky deck and from there you did get a great view but nothing that you could... More

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Philadelphia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you haven't acclimated yourself to this city, be certain to take the elevator to the observation floor. There you will see a panoramic view of 360 degree Chicago and Lake Michigan as you walk on a solid floor. If you are adventurous, and many are, step on the glass ledge to see the ground below you 103 floors down.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of the must-dos when you are in Chicago. It costs a bit of money (around $30+ per person), but its worth it. If you show up, and the line is out the door it is approximately a two-hour wait. However, don't feel like you should leave. The two-hour wait goes by quickly (and usually a little faster... More

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