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Skydeck Chicago in Chicago, IL

Willis Tower 103rd FloorChicago, IL 60606
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Overview

Located on the 103rd floor of the former Sears Tower, Skydeck Chicago offers a unique way to see The Windy City and beyond from a jaw-dropping 1,353 feet in the air. Open 365 days a year, this exciting attraction also offers museum-quality exhibits, a fascinating theater presentation and more. Guests can step out on The Ledge’s glass boxes, which extend about 4.3 feet from the Skydeck.

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No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago! Enjoy 360-degree views spanning up to 50 miles and 4 states and our most spectacular view—1,353 feet straight down! "Dare to Stand Out" on The Ledge—glass balconies extending 4.3 feet outside the building provide a thrilling, once in a lifetime experience!

The Skydeck experience is all new from the ground up. Discover the best of Chicago as you make your way up to the 103rd floor. New museum-quality exhibits and interactive technology highlight the iconic tower and celebrate Chicago’s rich history and culture through captivating visuals. Your trip to Skydeck Chicago will be an unforgettable experience!

Capacity may be restricted and subject to availability. Skydeck Chicago will not issue refunds for low visibility, long wait times, and/or circumstances outside their control. Hours are subject to change without notice.

Reserve Chicago Customer Reviews

25 Reviews
Amy Dobrian
Anaheim, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Skydeck Chicago"
August, 2016
Its so beautiful views! Its worth it to go! Thanks for having us!
Tip: History and check it out!

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Reserve Chicago Customer
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experience!"
August, 2016
Skydeck Chicago was a great experience that I would recommend to anyone visiting Chicago. Go early in the morning to avoid long lines and bring a selfie-stick for great pictures of the city below!
Tip: line-ups can be long so go early!

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Lisa Gibson
CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Worth the money! Great view!"
August, 2016
This is a wonderful attraction!!! The view from the 103rd floor is spectacular! We enjoyed the facts and fun reads along the way. It was great that there were maps so you could find some important spots from that high up! Definitely worth every penny!
Tip: I would buy tickets online earlier. Saves time for sure! Also get there very shortly after it opens because the line gets big fast!!!

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Shashank Singh
College Station, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ultimate"
August, 2016
There experience was once in a lifetime
Tip: You feel like you're on top of the world

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Terresa Amidei
Indio, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Must see Chicago attraction"
August, 2016
Above the skyline with a four-state view. Test your fear factor by stepping into a glass box 103 stories up!
Tip: It is humid, and the staging line can be long

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Esther Ryan
Glen Burnie, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"No waiting, no lines, superb experience!"
August, 2016
We purchased tickets online to avoid waiting in line for tickets. We went in the evening since we were in Chicago for our convention and did not have free time during the day. I was simply amazed by the view and all the beautiful lights. The glass ledges were scary to me at first but the staff there helped us feel at ease and we all participated - even the two members who swore they would never do it! I am happy we ended up going at night, the view couldn't have been more beautiful and by the end of our look around the sky deck clouds were enveloping the building and it appeared we were standing on the clouds. I couldn't imagine a better experience.
Tip: Purchasing tickets on line ahead of time saves a lot of time and frustration. Also, if you back into the first glass box, it is a lot less stressful and by the time you get to the last box in the line, you are strolling right on in.

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Abegail Cruz
Black Jack, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"From the St. Louisan's Perspective"
August, 2016
I agree with one of the reviewer that purchasing my voucher in advance saved me time. I did, however, have to stand in-line to swap the voucher for the actual tickets. It would be even better if there is an option to purchase the actual tickets. I would even pay a small fee for it. It was nice that I purchased my tickets from Reserve Direct because I know that I can easily contact customer service if I had any issues redeeming my voucher.

It was my family's first visit (except for my brother). For tourist and locals, I recommend going to Skydeck Chicago and going to the Ledge. It gives you the "birds eye view" of the city. Just be prepare to be in-line to go up the top and to go back to main entrance.
Tip: * Have your tickets printed and ready * Best time to go is right when it opens. Otherwise, be prepared to stand in-line for about two hours

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Natalia Becerra
Chaska , MN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"amazing"
August, 2016
it was such a nice experience. the view was amazing. if you go to Chicago you can't lost the opportunity to go to skydeck!
Tip: have time and patience to go, because it takes almos 1 hour and half to go to the top

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Karina K
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
"Definitely one of the best experiences during my trip to Chicago!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 27, 2016 NEW
I tried to go during the sunset to see the view on the city at day time and a few minutes later - at night and I had an amazing stunning views from 103rd floor! Stop by the theater, where they show a 3 minute video about the Tower and how it appeared, how it was built and by whom. It's quite interesting and won't take long! And then head up in a super speedy elevator that I believe goes 100 floors a minute! It will be most likely busy, so you'd have to stand in a line up to have your photo taken on the see-though Sky ledge, but trust me it'll be worth every minute!
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Livi422
"Go during the week"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 27, 2016 NEW
We went on a Monday morning & it took all of 15 minutes to get through the line, tickets & up to the top. Great views of the city if it's a clear day. The price to go up ($22) includes going on the clear platform the juts out from the building & hovers 103 stories over the ground. You do have to wait in line for that but it's totally worth it. We waited about 15 minutes in that line. They have cameras set up to take your photo but the employee will also take pics with your own camera too. The professional photos look great though so I did end up buying 2! It was pretty cool going on that clear floor & was a fun experience!
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Kiwisammc
Nashville, Tennessee
"Great views"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 27, 2016 NEW
Worth visiting it is $22.00 an adult without the Art Museum which is very reasonable. Parking again is a nightmare but this is Chicago. There are 3 bays one is assigned for professional photos you can have taken, the other 2 you line up and take your turn. the day we were there was a week day so not as busy. I would imagine the weekends are crazy with people. If in Chicago make this a stop its quite a view standing on glass looking through glass.
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Manger_bien_11
Baltimore, Maryland
"Pay the extra for Fast Pass"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 27, 2016 NEW
Amazing and wonderful views over all of chicago and vicinity. BUT....the lines to get in & up are interminable....seriously, on a clear day, over 1 1/2 hours ! So spring for the FAST PASS which will set you back about another $30. pp over the discounted "regular" admission but it will save you AT LEAST one hour of waiting on line. The part where you step out on a glass-floored balcony overlooking the ground is overrated. It's only about 2-3 ft deep and always crowded with people sitting down on them, taking pictures/selfies of their sitting down on them, etc. It's not something or somewhere I would do a second time but it's an interesting curiousity once.....if you buy the FAST PASS !
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Giovanna42010
Parsons, Kansas
"Afraid of heights!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 26, 2016 NEW
Took my sister-in-law, brother in law and husband up for their first trip. My husband and his sister are very afraid of heights, but the evening skyline was amazing and they even walked out on the glass platform after a little coaxing. We took a picture of our feet "in the air" and it was fantastic! It was my 3rd trip up over the course of many years and the 1st time in 1980, there were window washers at the top!!!

Frequently Asked Questions about Skydeck Chicago

When is the last entry?
Last entry is 30 minutes prior to close.

What is the Ledge?
The Ledge is a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower.

Is the Skydeck accessible to the disabled?
Yes, it is. Ramps make wheelchair access easy and the elevators can easily accommodate wheelchairs and scooters.