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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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Beautiful Skyline

It's a very fun, cool way to get a look at Chicago's skyline. It's really pretty at night. Try to avoid high traffic times, so as to avoid long elevator lines(check with tower).

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Livonia, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Sky Deck is a nice novelty and even though I am not afraid of heights, it was a bit daunting to have only a 1 inch pane of glass (or so) between me and 1300 feet of space. But other than that, I really prefer John Hancock. It is not as tall. But you are closer to the water.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It's a very fun, cool way to get a look at Chicago's skyline. It's really pretty at night. Try to avoid high traffic times, so as to avoid long elevator lines(check with tower).

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great follow-up to any of the Architectural Tours. We were able to identify the different styles of design, point out where we've been, and where we wanted to visit. Back out onto the platform if that first step bugs you...great experience!

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

The view from the skydeck is amazing - you can see for miles and Chicago is such a beautiful city. Stepping on to the glass viewing ledges is an experience (I am terrified of heights), but I was determined to do it! Pictures are a little pricey, but I've seen worse!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We got there early as there is a long line to get through security. We bought our tickets ahead of time so avoided the ticket line. Lines for the ledges were a few mins wait. Overall took about 2 hours from the time we got there till we were done, very well worth going to, but definetly go early, before... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I visited this as part of Citypass. it was difficult to find the entrance - Willis tower has 2 entrances and the 360 has a separate entrance and lift to the side. Was good seeing a video on the history before going up. Security is high. Expect your belongings to be Xrayed Plenty of photo opportunities, particularly on the skydeck... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Finally got a chance to visit and was super excited! I made the mistake of going on the Fourth of July when the lines were wrapped around the building and there was a four hour wait. Good thing we purchased our tickets prior to getting there. We were able to bypass the long wait and enjoy our time there. Great... More 

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Ewing, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is certainly a very impressive building. We went there on a week day, so we thought buying tickets there would be fine. I highly recommend buying tickets ahead of time. You don't want to show up to see a very long line just to do that. The wait time just to buy tickets was 1-hour.

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Osceola, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Our family visited the Willis Tower on July 2nd in the early afternoon. The regular admission lines were long (we were told it was an hour wait), so we got in the Fast Pass line hoping to get through quickly. We only waited about 15 minutes in that line, purchased our Fast Pass, and were able to quickly load onto... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous birds eye view of the city! Binoculars allow you to view various rooftop gardens & patio areas.

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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
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.