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Skydeck Chicago in Chicago, IL

Willis Tower 103rd FloorChicago, IL 60606  
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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.
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Reserve Chicago Customer Reviews

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June Mock Norfolk , NE
1 Review
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"great trip"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
the skydeck in Chicago is great. would definiately go there again. it was the first time I had been there

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Bryce Lokey Chicago, IL
1 Review
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"Willis Tower Sky Deck"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
We had a great time visiting the skydeck. It was much faster to buy the tickets online prior to arrival so that we could skip a large portion of the line.

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Patricia Storey Sharpsburg, GA
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"Awesome View!"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
A must do in Chicago!
Tip: Buy tickets online and go early and if you can go on a weekday.

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Dominique Van rheede Carmel , IN
1 Review
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"Majestic views"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
There are really no words one can use to describe just how amazing a 360 view of Chicago we get from the sky deck. I'm sure Picasso would interpret it into a masterpiece. I had a wonderful time.
Tip: Get there so that you watch the sun set. Make sure to book tickets through reserve Chicago to skip lines.

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Raymond J. Ann Arbor, MI
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"Great Experience"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
Going on the skydeck provides you with the best view that you can ever get of Chicago (Unless you are on an airplane). Well worth the price. The view is breathtaking, especially if you step out into the glass space where you are literally standing in mid-air.
Tip: Your ears will pop on the way up to the skydeck. Bring gum or be prepared to yawn to clear your ears.

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Amruta Ghule Woburn , MA
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"It's a super fantabulous experience"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
It was my first visit and people recommended me to visit the sky deck for once for the experience. I loved the whole view and the glass space in order to walk and feel on top of the world . It was a different experience altogether I was soo scared to walk on the glass. Clicked a picture and framed it on my wall. It's a completely mesmerizing jeopardy . Loved it !
Tip: It's one of the things in the to do list when you visit Chicago !

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Paulo Tarelo Minneapolis, MN
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"Best trip"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
Was great experience here. Lot of fun and great places to
Tip: Great view

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Michael Chen Houston , TX
1 Review
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"On the top of Chicago"
Reviewed June, 2016 NEW
During the summer time, its always really pack on the deck. the Deck has a 360 view of the town. The tower is located of the west side away from downtown, which gives u ability to see the other skyscraper. A great Michigan lake view, midway airport and you can see the Willamette baha'i
Tip: check the weather, you won't be able to see anything if its fogged up.

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Gina B


"Skydeck Chicago"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 25, 2016 NEW

Very cool experience! The staff were very helpful in helping capture the experience and get great photos! It's a little surreal when you realize you're in a clear box on the side of the Willis tower!

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keeks623


"Awesome views but expensive!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 25, 2016 NEW

We have been to Chicago a couple of times and decided to visit the Skydeck this time. The tickets were a bit pricey and so are the pictures they take of you if you want them. The experience was great and the view was awesome. All of the employees were very friendly and helpful.

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CeAnn C


"Awesome view!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 25, 2016 NEW

We traveled with my daughter's girl scout troop and highly recommend purchasing the city pass. We avoided long lines for tickets and went straight up the elevator to the top. Lines at the top to take photos on the skydeck were a bit long, but worth the wait for a group photo. The view was spectacular on this very clear summer day, in late afternoon on a Friday. We even got to stand where Ferris Bueller stood in the movie along with statues of the other characters looking down at the city.

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bgautam

Kolkata (Calcutta), India

"Superb views"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 25, 2016 NEW

The Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) is no longer the tallest building. But this attraction brings droves of visitors for wonderful views of Chicago. The skydeck is also popular. But the small area in skydeck is not enough for viewing of many. So the queue is so long that most of the willing visitors are forced to return disappointed. The one in Sanghai in contrast has a long stretch and despite more crowd, many can enjoy the experience. However, contrary to the popularity perceptions, to me the John Hancock one was more enjoyablefor less crowd and for superior views.

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Mmbanks70


"Cloudy day didn't deter us"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 25, 2016 NEW

We went here on a Thursday, early afternoon, mid summer. And, we must have timed it perfectly because there weren't many people there. Though they were set up for a big crowd (lots of line queue separators like at airport security). Perhaps it was the slightly more cloudy day, but we got to see just fine out the windows. The landmark displays on each side of the building could use some updating (I.e. Maggie Daly park is still all trees). But the glass window cutouts are a fun activity to do at the top...for those who aren't afraid of heights. Skip the wait for the other window boxes and get your picture taken by them in that window box (with no obligation). If you're going to buy the momento picture, that one is way better than the green screen picture you take in the basement (that they overlay on the skyline).

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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.

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