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Willis Tower - Skydeck Chicago

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Address: 233 S. 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
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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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Worth the view, go off-peak to avoid lines

We went at an off-peak time and didn't wait too too long to get to the top. But, I can imagine I may not have enjoyed it as much had I waited in the line much longer. The deck... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I was pretty excited coming to this place with my big camera hoping to take some nice shots but was somewhat disappointed. Reflections off the dirty windows made it hard to do so. It was a bit outdated and the "tilt viewing deck" was closed for maintenance...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We went at an off-peak time and didn't wait too too long to get to the top. But, I can imagine I may not have enjoyed it as much had I waited in the line much longer. The deck itself wasn't as cool as I expected. The really spectacular view is on the opposite side of the building from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Among all the things to do in Chicago and I have done quite a few really fascinating things … this sadly is not one of the more positive experience. When arriving at the ticket window after about a 25 minute wait I learned about the FastPass. Perfect! I bought two and was directly to the ticket scanner expecting a FastPass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

First of all let's set the record straight - this is the Sears Tower. I grew up knowing that the Sears Tower is one of the tallest, if not The tallest building in the world at some point. Shame American had to give up the naming rights to the Sears Tower for a UK company. Come on people, let's make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We loved going here! It was slightly pricey to get in for us,but worth it. They take your picture to sell for souvenirs, but they waste too expensive! We thought if they sold them for$10 or $15, more would be sold, and wouldn't waste money by throwing out unwanted pictures.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great view. The elevator ride up is scary but the view is worth it! This attraction didn't have many people there when we went which was great!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I went here in the morning and there was no queue at all. When I left an hour later there was, so be early! The view is awesome and the ledge is a thrilling experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must see. However I found it very poorly managed. We were traveling with our son who is in a wheelchair and they had no special services. Only two people selling tickets. Line after line and seemed never to end. Waited almost two hours to get up and it was 6:00 pm. You had to watch a movie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The view from the sky-deck is absolutely stunning! It was kinda scary taking pictures from "the glass cage" but is super safe so no need to worry about falling lol

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Skydeck is on the 103rd floor of Willis Tower (old Sears Tower). This gives the best areal view of Chicago without really flying. The view is really amazing and snaps are awesome.. don't miss this..

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