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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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To see Chicago from the tower is an experience. I have enjoyed the view many times and attempt to swing by the tower each trip as my hectic schedule permits. During the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

To see Chicago from the tower is an experience. I have enjoyed the view many times and attempt to swing by the tower each trip as my hectic schedule permits. During the winter, the lines are incredibly short or non existent... Put it on your bucket list!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Apparently on a clear day you can see Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and I believe a couple other states? I went on a clear day and it was such an amazing experience. The beautiful views of Chicago, and the gorgeous Lake Michigan took my breath away. There is also a glass enclosed "ledge" for those who are fearless and can see... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I visited this observatory after going to 360 at the Hancock building. This was a better experience! There are a number of exhibits, some interactive, on the way to the elevator. You also have the option of viewing the film about the history of this tower, which is fascinating. The views at the top are great. You can see the... More 

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Hatillo, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Loved the views. There's a line to take a picture in the sky deck it will take like 20 minutes. I went on Valentines day and to go up I had to wait 2.5 hours, other than that It's definitely worth it.

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Timisoara, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

the tower is really unique, you can see 4 states on a clear day. Some of the facts that are listed are not true anymore ( i.e. It is no longer the highest building in US snce the new WTC in NY was built). But it does not matter, stepping on the glass deck will guarantee an unforgetable experience!

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Wow!!! It was so much fun and scary at the same time but at the end of the day we dared ourselves and stood on the glass ledge and watched the beautiful city of Chicago 1353 feet high..

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Middleburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Introduced my NYC friend to Chicago. There is nothing new to say about the Willis Towers that had not been said already. It is always cool to look down on Chicago from this high up. Did not try the sky walk thing. Would do it again with guests. Later that night, we to the Hancock building, and my friend liked... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I LOVED Skydeck Chicago. Even on a cloudy day it's a spectacular sight. I was astounded by how cool it was. Take tons of selfies because you'll definitely want to commemorate your experience. I enjoyed myself beyond belief and it was definitely the coolest place I've been in Chicago!

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Peoria, Illinois
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Kids love the edge and it is worth it! The view plus photos as if you are floating above the city are great. Late afternoon photos in the ledge boxes are hard because of the sun. We solved this problem by laying down and taking selfless pointing down to the street.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A very fast elevator to the top. Great photography opportunity, if that's what you like. Can be a bit misty at times.

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SkydeckManager, General Manager at Willis Tower - Skydeck Chicago, responded to this review

Hi TSLow, Thank you for your visit to the Skydeck! We are happy that you found the view from our 103rd floor to be a great photo opportunity and that you enjoyed the high-speed elevator ride to the top. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and thank you again for visiting Skydeck Chicago. More 

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