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SkyDeck Chicago

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SkyDeck Chicago - Willis Tower

Voted one of the "Seven Wonders of Chicago," the Sears Tower — recently renamed the Willis Tower — is the tallest building in the western hemisphere!

Enjoy 360 degree panoramic views from 1,353 feet, and see four states at once! Skydeck Chicago’s interactive exhibits showcase the city’s rich history and bring Chicago’s spectacular skyline to life.

Willis Tower is the perfect way to capture the stunning panoramic views of Chicago and its hundreds of neighborhoods and suburbs stretching for miles. You can see the whole sprawling metropolis and miles out into each direction from atop the Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower. Remember, this is a 360-degree observatory, meaning there’s no direction from which you can’t see. You can even look down….1,353 feet down, to be precise!

Hours

April–September, 9:00 am–10:00 pm, last arrival 30 minutes prior to closing
October–March, 10:00 am–8:00 pm, last arrival 30 minutes prior to closing.

Closings

Open 365 days a year with the exception of severely inclement weather (postedon the Skydeck Chicago website).

Redemption Instructions

The Go Chicago Card is accepted for gate admission until 5:30 pm. Once inside the tower all guests are welcome to stay until closing.

Note

The Go Chicago Card is accepted for gate admission until 5:30 pm. Once inside the Tower all guests are welcome to stay until closing. All Skydeck Chicago visitors must go through a security check in order to be admitted to the Observatory. During peak hours, the security line can be lengthy, but it moves quickly. Occasionally, the 99th floor is used instead of the 103 Skydeck Chicago when maintenance is required.

Included Extra(s)

Express Entry! Look for the Go Chicago Card express entry sign and skip the ticket lines!

Address

233 S. Wacker Drive
Enter on Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL
60606

Public Transportation

Take CTA: From the brown, purple, and orange lines exit at Quincy stop and you're right at Willis Tower. From the blue and red lines exit at Jackson Blvd. and walk just a few blocks west to the Jackson Blvd entrance west of Franklin St. By Bus: Buses 1, 7, Express 28, 37,126, 129, 134, 135, 136, 151, and 156 all stop within one block of Willis Tower.

Take Metra: Union Station's Metra and Amtrak trains are 1 1/2 blocks from Willis Tower. Exit the station from Jackson Blvd. Walk east across the river and the Skydeck entrance is on your left just east of Wacker Dr.

“The Ledge” is a tantalizing, all-glass balcony that extends four feet outside the building’s edge, letting you truly experience “life on the edge”. Take a photo of yourself “floating” above the city of Chicago! Admission to The Ledge is included in your admission to Willis Tower.

Kids can also enjoy the breathtaking views with the “Knee-High Chicago” with a special kid-friendly display. Cut-out windows allow kids to learn about Lake Michigan and the sports, history, and culture of Chicago in an unforgettable way. The Skydeck Chicago offers interactive multilingual exhibits for all of its tourists. On a clear day, visitors can even see views of Illinois’ bordering states, Indiana and Wisconsin.

For those looking for Sears Tower, you've found it. Skydeck Chicago is the name of the observation deck of the former Sears Tower, renamed the Willis Tower. In 2009 a London insurance firm Willis Group Holdings, Ltd. bought naming rights to the building as well as leasing space on three of its floors. The name has changed but the view from the Western Hemisphere's tallest building has actually improved with the addition of "The Ledge."

Well, what are you waiting for? Grab your Go Chicago Card and let’s go!

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 4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 6 customer ratings)
Average Rating for the SkyDeck Chicago - Willis Tower
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[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

5
Best experience EVER!
By Lori from Wisconsin on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations SkyDeck Chicago - Willis Tower:

We purchased our tickets prior to going to Chicago which came highly recommended by most of our friends. With the prepurchased tickets we were able to skip the line and head straight up to the SkyDeck! What could have been a two hour wait was not even 10 minutes. What's more glorious is we had a relative with us that did not purchase a ticket prior and he moved ahead of the ticket line because of us!!!! I highly recommend this company for your travels!!! We are already checking into the deals we can get when we travel with our children to San Diego Ca!!!!! Thank you Smart Destinations!!!!

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

5
Fantastic View
By Sunshine Verified Reviewer from Des Moines, Iowa on
Pros:
Educational Video, Beautiful Building, Great view
Cons:
Lots of People, Crowded Attraction,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations SkyDeck Chicago - Willis Tower:

This is a wonderful way to get a great 360 degree view of the city of Chicago. It was really amazing. We liked that the Go Card got us into the video quickly. However, we were still bunched into the elevator with a lot of people and the area was very crowded. Overall it was well worth it because when we finally got to the Sky Deck it was a gorgeous view of the city. Well worth the time we spent here.

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[10 of 10 customers found this review helpful]

4
Great view
By World Traveller Verified Reviewer from Ontario, Canada on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations SkyDeck Chicago - Willis Tower:

My son insisted on going up the tower to stand on the famous skydeck. He didn't find the preadmission "tour" interesting as it was quite over his head for a 9yr old. But once we took the fast (and nauseating) elevator ride up the view of the city was all I cared about. It was a wonderful view of the lakeshore and the downtown. Just fantastic. My son was a bit disappointed in the "skydeck" as he was expecting it to be a bit bigger, more dramatic, but he still was quite fascinated with being out away from the building, "floating" above the street. It wasn't a big day filler, only about an hour of our time was spent there, but it was a good experience

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[3 of 8 customers found this review helpful]

5
Why isn't it still called Sears Tower?
By Rob0ny Verified Reviewer from Brookline on
Pros:
Views
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations SkyDeck Chicago - Willis Tower:

So they changed the name from Sears Tower to Skydeck and/or Willis Tower. Guess someone bought the rights, but it's a pain when everyone still thinks of it as Sears Tower! But either way, amazing views!! The Ledge is very cool.

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[15 of 21 customers found this review helpful]

5
graduation trip for son
By mom the trip planner from near Erie, PA on
Pros:
View
Cons:
Lines
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations SkyDeck Chicago - Willis Tower:

Couldn't figure out why a 2hr block of time should be alloted. Brief break down for you: line to get into the elevators, brief ride, another line to check in (we went in the evening, so not bad)for tickets or clearing your pass(we had Explorer, so no line advantage given), then time incriment of wait due to a intro-movie, watch intro-movie (was interesting), another line, brief elevator ride(packed in), finally reaching the deck. Great view on the whole floor no matter where you stand, brief lines for the "glass rooms", a bit creepy at first, but then you relax a little and can enjoy the amazingness of what you are experiencing. You do not have a time limit once you are up there...history stuff to read on the inside walls, restrooms, and a candy/souvenier spot.

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[15 of 16 customers found this review helpful]

5
Easy entry and great time!
By Kimberly from New England on
Pros:
Fast, Easy
Best Uses:
Time saver,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations SkyDeck Chicago - Willis Tower:

The Go Chicago card just made it so much easier to navigate our entry into the sky deck attraction. We were hesitant about skipping the line, but that's really what you are meant to do. Your card acts like a ticket to the attraction and you hand it to the ticket collector. Fantastic.

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  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

233 S. Wacker Drive
Enter on Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL
60606

Phone: 312-875-9696

Website: SKYDECK CHICAGO

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