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Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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Address: 233 S. Wacker Drive, Entrance on Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60606-7147 (Formerly Sears Tower)
Phone Number: +1 312-875-9447
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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 view oc Chicago

I always wanted to go to the Sears tower so I was very excited to be there, you know, it was the tallest building of the world when I was a kid! . If you get the city pass you can... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always wanted to go to the Sears tower so I was very excited to be there, you know, it was the tallest building of the world when I was a kid! . If you get the city pass you can skip big lines, they have a cool glass-flor to take pictures.

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Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The views to Chicago are clearly amazing, but the experience was exhausting and burdensome. If I could go back in time, I would never go there again, mainly because it was a matter of really bad organization: only 2 of the ticket counters working and a huge queue, only one of the scan security machines working while there were 2... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Totally worth to visit. Very beatiful view of Chicago(you can see in uploaded photo). We paid 18$ since we had coupons from hostel. You can spend how much time you want and enjoy the great view of skyscapers. It is better to go close to sunset, you will get beautiful view then. And no need for 360 degree tower after... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whilst the CityPass is a really useful visitor pass to get this is probably the least of all the attractions. The pass does fast track but you will still wait almost an hour to get into the glass floored areas on the outside of the building. They are very poorly marshaled so selfish selfie takers stay in there for up... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are so many lines it's about a two hour wait... I recommend if you never did it's a great experience just know it's a two hour wait just to get to the top and about a 30 minute wait additional to get in the sky deck ..... The sky deck lines are long and some people are inconsiderate and... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building has not been renovated since the seventies and feels very old Fashioned - buy VIP tickets so you can bypass the lines which are very long . The view is worth the wait - standing on the ledge is not as bad as it seems as I did not really look down! Worth getting them to take a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First of all...it is a good deal, so get it. However, we bought ours a little late in our trip so we could have used some of the additional coupons in the packet for things we had already done on day 1 and 2 (Blue Man Group, Macy's). It does save time in terms of lines and

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are visiting the Skydeck try and go first thing in the morning. The queues start forming before it opens. Staff are helpful and after a quick zip up on the elevator you are faced with superb 360 degree views. There is a section of the deck where you can stand on a glass floor and look down to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The view from 103 floor is spectacular epically if it's clear skies. If you are visiting week days no need to fast pass, it was smooth

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was so long and so unorganized by the management. It smelled of B.O., screaming babies/kids, over crowded and only 1 person working tickets on a Saturday evening. Seriously wasted 3 hours of my like. I only give it a 2 because the view was beautiful but definitely not worth the $22 I paid to see it.

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