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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Amy Wallace

What an incredible view of Chicago! Skydeck has done well in keeping you entertained and informed while you wait. You can choose between a professional photograph on the ledge or capture your own photographs. My favorite time is sunset, but as you can guess a lot of others agree.

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Description

from Skydeck Chicago
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

26 Reviews
Amy Wallace
Springfield, MO
15 Reviews
"Incredible views!"
September, 2016
Incredible views! Skydeck is one way you must see the city!

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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
Saint Louis, 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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Jon from Dallas
Dallas, Texas
"Much More than Selfie Photos"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2017 NEW
Everyone has a camera, but enough with the selfie photos, and leave those silly selfie sticks at home. Skydeck is the perfect place to use the panorama feature on your camera. Also, get the clip-on fish-eye and wide angle lenses that turn your phone into a really cool special FX camera. You will get some excellent photos to post on Facebook by turning your camera toward the horizon and away from your own face! We were smart and used our CityPass to skip the ridiculously long lines, saving at least an hour or more. The CityPass also saved us a bundle, but you need four days at least to make the cost worth it. We skipped long lines and saw the five top Chicago attractions including some bonus features. CityPass is only as good as the time you have to see all five attractions.
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Jeremy J
Hickory, North Carolina
"Great view - with lots of waiting"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2017 NEW
Wait for one elevator. Wait to get tickets. Wait for the big elevator (impressively quick). Wait (and then get hurried out of) the Ledge. Wait for the elevator down. The view is truly impressive without going on the Ledge. But the Ledge makes a great photo. However, the lines for everything are long. This was a lot of waiting to see that view.
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Tom B
Deptford
"Neat, but crowded. "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2017 NEW
We've always heard about the Sears tower and when we finally made it to Chicago we wanted to check it out. Obviously, the name has been changed so that was an it confusing. We made it into the building and once you arrive at the lower level, you begin your journey through the cattle chutes. We were in line for about 30-35 minutes just to get tickets. Next you wait in line for an elevator to take you to the sky deck. Once you're on the sky deck you get a fabulous 360 degree view of the city! If you're daring enough to step out onto the glass bottom "cube", you have to wait in line again. All in all, it was fun and we got some really good pictures. If you're in town and feeling adventurous, check out the sky deck; just be prepared for the lines.
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Atanas I
"Great view. DON'T MISS TO VISIT IT :)"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2017 NEW
If you have the chance to visit Chicago don't miss the 103rd floor Skydeck view from Willis Tower. I recommend going there between 15:30 - 16:00pm until you get bored, because you can catch the sunset and the beautifull view of Chicago during the night time. Don't worry about the crowd the line was fast, don't get me wrong there are 4 separate ledges and nobody is rushing you for taking your own pictures just the way you like it. I highly recommend visiting the Skydeck and the ticket price was normal for that kind of attraction, buy them online it's easier, faster and cheaper i think.
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bryn b
"Terrifying but fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2017 NEW
Walking out onto the skydevk takes some courage. The family in front of us got their turn and were to scared to step out onto the ledge. The line was non-existent but we went right when it opened. When we left there was a line at about 1030.
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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.