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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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Don't Be Up In The Air About Being Up In The Air

Whether you call it Willis Tower or its old name, the Sears Tower, this is the premier Chicago experience. Personally found this to be better than Chicago 360 (the John Hancock... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Whether you call it Willis Tower or its old name, the Sears Tower, this is the premier Chicago experience. Personally found this to be better than Chicago 360 (the John Hancock tower). The glass cut-outs are well worth tip-toeing onto, even if you have acrophobia.

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Indianapolis
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The view is amazing! Have been there twice and loved it every time... Make sure to go right before sunset, there might be a lot of people trying to get up there but worth it!

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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Like already mentioned by other contributors, you may have to wait to get to the top, probably a long time, but you won't know until you finally get to the top. Multiple lines will await you and depending on how they are loaded, the waiting time will stretch. I believe the organisation could be much better. Eventually, when on the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking views, and the boxes are a brilliant opportunity for a great and unusual picture but be prepared for long ques. Off peak in March we were over an hour from ground floor to the boxes and we had pre paid tickets purchased on the Trolley Tour.

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Monterey, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful staff; helpful and attentive. Nice view. Exhibits on Chicago history and personalities. Too crowded. They need to let fewer people up at a time.

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Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Pick a clear day and you can almost see forever! Take the time to sit down in the theater on the way to the elevator. The history of Chicago and specifically the building of the (then) Sears Tower is very informative. The movie doesn't last too long. Then make your way to the elevators and prepare to be Wowed! Views... More 

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West Dundee, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I grew up in the Chicagoland area and have been here a few times. There's no view quite like this one! Be aware, you can get caught up in pretty long lines sometimes, so try and pick a time that's not during the middle of the day. Probably the earlier the better. I haven't been there since they put in... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I loved the views all around the city from up here. It was more crowded but did not have any problems getting up to the windows to see out and take pictures. The glass platforms are cool and scarier than I expected. I loved it. I highly recommend using a city pass as we were able to skip all the... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was the second time we attempted to visit. The first time, a couple of years ago, we decided not to try it on the advice of visitors coming down who told us that it was raining, they couldn’t see a thing, and it wasn’t worth the money. This time we were told by the staff that there was zero... More 

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Gotha, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went up knowing that the views were limited, and even though we couldn't see far the views of the skyline below were worth it. One thing we didn't plan for was the fact that my daughter has motion sickness and as soon as we stepped out of the elevator she could feel the building swaying. She toughed it out... More 

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