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Insider tip: To avoid longer lines, check out the spectacular views at sunset by going after 6pm!

SkyDeck Chicago tickets

Gate Prices Adult $25.00
Child (3-12) $17.00

SkyDeck Chicago is the Observatory Deck of the world-famous Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). Perched 1,353 feet up in the air on the 103rd floor of the tower, SkyDeck Chicago provides some of the best views of the city, from Navy Pier to Soldier Field.

You’ll also find interactive exhibits and historical photographs to learn about the building’s prestigious history. It’s a must-see Chicago attraction and a perennial favorite with visitors from around the globe.

In addition to being one of the most famous architectural marvels of the western world – and one of the Seven Wonders of Chicago – SkyDeck Chicago is the ideal vantage point to see and scope out all of Chicagoland.

You can even see pieces of four different states! If you’re brave enough, you can also step out on “The Ledge,” the all-glass balcony that extends four feet from the building’s edge out into space.

The Chicago Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for SkyDeck Chicago tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Head downstairs and through security, then bypass the Box Office and present your pass to the ticket taker.


March – September*, 9AM - 10PM. Last admissions 30 minutes prior to closing.
*Saturday: 8:30AM - 12AM

October-February, 9:30AM - 9PM. Last admissions 30 minutes prior to closing.


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


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 for observation instead of the 103 Skydeck Chicago when maintenance is required.

Insider Tip: You will be able to skip the ticketing line but will experience a line for the elevator. To avoid crowds or elevator lines, visit SkyDeck Chicago early in the day.


232 S. Franklin St. (Enter on Franklin Street)
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.


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