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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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Great aerial view of downtown Chicago, from east to west and south to north in the second highest building in the USA! Fast elevators lift you up to the 103 floor in no time which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great aerial view of downtown Chicago, from east to west and south to north in the second highest building in the USA! Fast elevators lift you up to the 103 floor in no time which is scary sometimes but also awesome. Proud of living in the Windy City and is a must visit for any visitor who comes in Chitown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This place is nice, go on a week day, Wednesday afternoon is just for yourself, no lines and the 103 floor is almost empty. Walk trough all the floor enjoy the views of all the city, by far Chicago is a nice organized city. Souvenirs are at the top and on first floor, same prices, but some things are not... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Willis Tower Skydeck is a must see experience. Just getting to tour was a setback. Lines Were long so you can expect some wait time to get to the elevator and get crunched in. Escorted by elevator attendees they squeeze as much people in. But when you finally reach the skydeck and see the views it was awesome. Enter the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I still call it The Sears Tower, but Willis works also! Long lines to get into the Skydeck but worth the wait, once in a lifetime photo-ops inside the all glass enclosures, at 103 floors up! Excellent views of Chicago all around, especially on a clear day and the night-time views are spectacular! There is a Fast Track directly to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great opportunity to tease your sensibilities and see Chicago like no other venue allows. The first step will not be forgotten and you'll be glad that took it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

For people like my friend & I who have terrible direction it was a little hard to find, but definitely worth it. We had Chicago passes and got through incredibly quickly. It was quite busy when we went but the view is exceptional. If you can brave it look down when standing in the platform boxes. The staff working in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Is even better with the city pass because you have a speed entrance. Well done and crowds were light on a Wednesday. I would probably avoid the weekend. The view is amazing and the LEDGE is incredible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It is a very popular tourist attraction, so be prepared for crowds. It was very difficult to take a turn on the outward extended overhang, so be prepared. I bought a very nice coffee mug in the gift shop in a lower level that has stood the test of time and use.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived about 30 minutes prior to them opening which seemed to be the perfect time. We went up with a small group and it wasn't crowded at all. We went on a very clear beautiful day and the sites were amazing! The glass boxes are so cool. It's fun to people watch and seeing how people react to them.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to visit when there weren't swarms of people (10 am on Sunday morning). The views were good from the tower, and the introduction video was informative. The queues for the Skydeck were frustrating, as there were no staff encouraging people to move on after a reasonable amount of time. The two souvenir shops on the ground floor... More 

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