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360 Chicago Observation Deck in Chicago, IL

875 N. Michigan Ave.Chicago, IL 60611
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Overview

Ever wondered what the entire city of Chicago looked like from 1,000 feet up? Located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, you can see captivating views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. If you’re daring, try TILT — a one-of-a-kind attraction that angles visitors 30 over Michigan Avenue for an unbeatable view. Trust us, this exhilarating opportunity is worth it!

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Amy Wallace

The view from the 360 Observatory is incredible, on a cloudy day, a clear day, sunset or after dark . If you are feeling adventurous, I recommend you try the Tilt.

Description

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Soaring 1,000 feet over Chicago’s legendary Michigan Avenue, 360 CHICAGO is one of the city’s most unique attractions. Located at 875 N. Michigan Avenue on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, 360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory) offers breathtaking views of Chicago’s lakefront, magnificent skyline and four neighboring states.

After only a 40-second ride in North America's fastest elevators to the observation deck, guests can experience what Travel & Leisure Magazine voted one of the best views in America. 360 CHICAGO is also the only place where locals and visitors alike can enjoy TILT – Chicago’s highest moving experience. This one-of-a-kind marvel tilts guests out and over the city from the 94th floor observation deck and gives up to 8 visitors at a time the most thrilling views of Chicago.

Along with the unforgettable excitement of TILT, and its spectacular views of the city skyline, 360 CHICAGO also offers a variety of educational opportunities. It all begins on the concourse level with an interactive exhibit highlighting Chicago’s rich history and showcasing nine of the city’s culturally unique neighborhoods. On the 94th floor, interactive learning displays and audio tours in 7 languages allow guests to further explore the history and architecture of the magnificent city stretched out before them. So if you are looking for the very best way to experience Chicago, make sure your first stop is 360 CHICAGO, located only at the Hancock at 875 North Michigan Avenue.

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Solo_Flyer1
Brisbane
"Amazing views"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 25, 2017 NEW
360 was 1 attraction I opted to visit using my Smart Destinations Go Chicago card. Views from the observation deck are amazing, and as the name states, they really are 360° views of the city. Despite using my pass on a Saturday afternoon around dusk, it wasn't as busy as I had expected, and queues for the observation deck were quite short. Was in and up to the observation deck within 10 minutes, and I spent a good hour up there checking out Chicago from all points on the observation deck. Worth a visit if you're in Chicago and have limited time.
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amy l
Winston Salem, North Carolina
"Gorgeous night time views!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 25, 2017 NEW
Our hotel happened to be right next door so we planned to do the Sears/Willis tower during the day & this one at night. We bought a CityPass & both were included on the card. This one was by far my favorite! I am so glad we went up even though we were exhausted. There was plenty of seating to just sit & relax. They even had a small bar. The nighttime views of the city were spectacular. There was no line at all when we arrived & only about 15 people at the time when we got up there. The worst part for me in both towers was the fast elevators but they were over pretty quickly. I was so happy its open until 10:30 (last elevator up)-11:00pm so we could see more things during the day that closed at 5pm.
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Saumyashree M
McLean, Virginia
"Liked it"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 25, 2017 NEW
Hubby loved the Tilt experience. So many nice benches out there to sit and enjoy the view. Go early or may be in weekdays to beat the crowd, i cannot imagine the crowd on holidays.
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Elizabeth T
Huntsville, Alabama
"I did it! You can, too!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2017 NEW
Such a great experience to see these views! I was apprehensive about the elevator ride -- but it was so fast I barely knew I was on an elevator. I think it was about 40 seconds for 90+ floors! A must-visit venue in Chicago. Several kids in our high school choir group did TILT and enjoyed it, but I don't think it is all that exceptional, except to say you have done it. The beautiful views are awesome all the way around the observation deck.
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velasco2205
Houston, Texas
"You have to pay but everyone loves coming here"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2017 NEW
We loved visiting this site. veterans get a discount if they have their military cards. Everyone gets a kick out of taking photos on the ledge. The wait time went pretty smoothly and the staff will help you with pics on your own camera
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Frequently Asked Questions about 360 CHICAGO

How much is parking?
Parking is available at the John Hancock Center garage. All guests of the 360 CHICAGO receive a $5.00 discount off parking.  Parking fees apply per hour. Validation is located at the ticketing desk in concourse for any guest who has entry to 360 CHICAGO proof of purchase. This is an offer for ticketed guests only.

What is TILT and is it included with my admission ticket?
No, it is not included. Tilt is a thrilling feature that extends out and over The Magnificent Mile with downward facing views from 1,000 feet up. Participants must be at least 42 inches tall. You can purchase an admission ticket for $7 per person on the 94th floor.

When is the best time to visit?
Arrive first thing in the morning for the quickest trip to the top. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the least crowded.

Is this wheelchair friendly?
All entrances are accessible, Delaware Place entrance has direct elevator access.