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:
Tuesday, September 25th - 360 Chicago will close to the public at 4:00 pm and will reopen at 9:00 am the following day.
Friday, September 28th - 360 Chicago will close to the public at 4:30 pm and will reopen at 9:00 am the following day.
Sunday, September 30th - 360 Chicago will close to the public at 4:00 pm and will reopen at 9:00 am the following day.

Reserve Chicago Customer Reviews

13 Reviews
Sandra Vale
Houston, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"It was a Blast"
September, 2018 NEW
For someone that is not too fond of heights, it wasn't bad at all. Definitely a great experience and a must do when visiting Chicago! Lines went fast and everyone was helpful and friendly.
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Tip: You cannot take photo's while you are in the experience however there is a photographer there and you can purchase your photo afterwards if you'd like.

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Shelly Hoefer
Rockford, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun day"
September, 2018 NEW
Had a great time. Great veiw. Had a bonus as it was the air show that weekend so got to watch the air.planes while sitting with food and.drinks in the air conditioning!!!
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Tip: Tilt was cool., A little short ...wish it lasted longer. They had a singer and music too

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Alessia Paccagnella
IT
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing experience."
August, 2018
I got the ticket right 2 minutes before going upstairs, and i paid it less with reserve chicago without even having to wait in line. The view from up there was amazing, you could see everything at 360 degrees all around you. Moreover, I found everything I needed: bar, bathrooms, shop. I would recommend it to anybody in Chicago. Next time I will try the tilt experience too.
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Tip: People have to pay an extra for the tilt experience.

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Nick C.
Cincinnati, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"So Cool!!"
August, 2018
My brothers and I did the 360 Chicago and it was amazing!! It was so cool and we loved it!!!
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Tip: It might be scary at first but we found out that leaning on the glass is less scary.

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Diana Cremar
McAllen , TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best Value"
August, 2018
Thank you so much for a great value for the 360 which also included the tilt experience! I was able to log in quite easy on your app create an account and purchase the tickets while I was waiting in line. I think overall it’s such a great deal when your a traveler from out of town and you are wanting to expierence so many other attractions on a budget.
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Tip: Depending on the time or year expect to wait in long lines over an hour. I know they also sale quick passes which enable you to cut the line and get to see your attraction must faster same you and your family time.

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Anna Maria Ferraro
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"High Anxiety!"
August, 2018
Almost didn’t do the tilt. Glad I did. It was awesome! View was spectacular. Bar was great.
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Tip: Just do it!

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Reserve Chicago Customer
HK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very nice view"
July, 2018
Will go again
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1 Review
"Amazing"
June, 2018
It was an incredible and very nice experience . It was amazing
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Tip: Apppasionate about travel

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Sarah E
"Stunning views"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2018 NEW
We went an hour before the sun went down so that we could see the city by day & night- & lots of other people clearly had the same idea as half an hour after we arrived dozens more people arrived! The views are stunning & there are great interactive screens which explain what you’re viewing. Drinks at the top aren’t bank breaking but the combined entrance & drink ticket is a better deal if you want to chill out at the top for a while. “The Tilt” quickly goes in & out 3 times and you’re on & off again in less than 2 minutes so doesn’t seem good value unless you just want the thrill of it- certainly not worth the $8 if you want to look down for sightseeing purposes.
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LW6167
New Jersey
"Great views from the top"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2018 NEW
My husband and I thought the Hancock building was the Sears/Willis tower. The 360 is in the Hancock building. Close to the water. Views were great.
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Julie B
Canton, Ohio
"Beautiful view"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2018 NEW
We had no line to have to wait in to get to the top. There is a bar at the top. But make sure you have extra money if you want to do the Tilt experience. It was an additional $8. I would imagine that the view wouldn’t be so great if it was cloudy or rainy.
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John W
"Best spot to view the area from on high"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2018 NEW
Actually, we went to the lounge on the 96th floor which offers 360 views if you walk around a bit and good food and cocktails at reasonable prices given the location. There is no "cover charge" just the cost of drinks and snacks (if you order both). I believe the views are better than from the Willis/Sears tower and you are almost as high since the building is the fourth highest in the city and you get great views of the lakefront which you do not get from Sears Tower. The ride up is in one elevator and is amazingly swift.
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Karen C
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
"Great views!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2018 NEW
Fantastic views from the top, it wasn't too busy so we could see out of every window. We were tired after sightseeing all day so we found a comfy chair, admired the view and took advantage of the free wi-fi. It's wheelchair accessible but I doubt the tilt feature is. I would suggest a family washroom be added.
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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.