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 degrees over Michigan Avenue for an unbeatable view. Trust us, this exhilarating opportunity is worth it!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Open daily from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • Last entry at 10:30 pm.
  • Located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center.
  • TILT is Chicago’s highest moving experience.

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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

from 360 CHICAGO
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.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING EARLY and/or LATE OPENING DATES:
June 9, 2018 - 360 CHICAGO will be closing to the public at 3:30 pm for a private event. We will reopen at 9:00 am the following day.

Reserve Chicago Customer Reviews

7 Reviews
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HK
1 Review
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"Very nice view"
July, 2018 NEW
Will go again
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"Amazing"
June, 2018 NEW
It was an incredible and very nice experience . It was amazing
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Nikhil Velaga
Columbus, OH
1 Review
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"Amazing experience of Chicago 360 view"
June, 2018
I visited the 360 Chicago both in sun and night it was superb i vidited the wills tower before but this one has better view the Michigan lake and Chicago
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Maria Boulanger
Leesburg, VA
1 Review
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"360 CHICAGO Experience"
June, 2018
I took my cousin who was visiting from Germany. The visibility was perfect. The views were so amazing! We must have taken 100's of photos and bought some from the photographer. He was so thrilled. Way better experience than the Skydeck. The cafe was a big plus.
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Ivis Garcia
Orlando, FL
1 Review
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"360 Chicago"
April, 2018
The views were simply amazing! The fact that you can see the whole city and lake in one venue was awesome. The kids had a great time dancing to the music the DJ was playing. Will definitely come back again.
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Tracey Mendenhall
Mishawaka, IN
1 Review
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"Nice"
April, 2018
Was very good
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Tip: Sunset is a must

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Maria Figueroa
Mount prospect, IL
1 Review
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"Amazing"
February, 2018
Was a experience wonderful, exciting, I’m sure I will comeback again, was a beautiful day whit my friends, a good attention, beautiful places and the price is very fine is no expensive, thanks for all
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Rose21
London
"Great view of this great City..."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
The view from the top was great, when we finally got there. Unfortunately we had picked a busy time (an hour before sunset) and the queues were awful. The queue system itself was quite ridiculous (yes, you can purchase fast track tickets to speed you up, but even they had to queue)! There was very little or non existent air conditioning. I felt sorry for the elderly folk that were in front of us in the queue, there was nowhere for them to sit! Until the very end. They did very well to bear the lines, amidst screaming young children who were obviously past their bedtime, but had been dragged out by their parents. After all that though, the view from the top was worth it.
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wiwgolfing
Salina, Kansas
"Great view of the city & lake"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
360 Chicago provided a nice, relaxing (we were there on a week-day) was to view the city and the lake from above. It wasn't overly busy so we had access to the windows and could get great views in all directions. There is a bar available for refreshments but we did not partake. Overall I feel this attraction is very much worth a visit.
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billfaith
wisconsin
"Highlight of our trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
My kids and I visited Chicago for the first time this past weekend and 360 Chicago was the highlight of our trip. It was kind of hard for us to find, but we are not city people so Chicago was rough for us. Once we got in though, the line was super short. We had the explorer pass and we were to the elevator in less than 10 minutes. This was a sunny Sunday in July. The elevator ride was super fast. We had no idea our ears would pop! The views up top are amazing. Who knew so many buildings has pools on top? I had a hard time walking close to the glass so TILT was out of the question for me. Once down, we thought about going up a floor to eat but the lady told us the buffet was $55 for adults. We just said no thank you. Thats a pricey buffet. Great time at Chicago 360. I would do it again. I wonder how long the lines were at Willis Tower? Maybe we will try that next time.
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Will M
Cleveland, Ohio
"wow!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
the elevators are super fast! The crew is friendly from top to bottom. The pictures they take are a bit pricey. Great view of the whole city....must see for sure! Tilt option was fun too, 8$.
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Colin M
"No queues. No hassle. No rip off"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2018 NEW
This observation platform is decent. It usually doesn’t have any queue/line and limited waiting. Views are great. Not too busy - way better than the Willis Tower and a lot cheaper too (because you don’t need a buy a fast pass)
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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 the 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.