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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • Open all year long.
  • Blackout dates apply to attraction admission.
  • See 4 states, 50 miles, and a 360-degree view from 1,353 in the air.
  • Located on the 103rd floor of Willis Tower.

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Insights from Reserve Direct's own team members

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 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.

Select Black Out Dates Apply:
  • June 30 - July 4
  • September 1-3
  • October 8
  • November 5, 25 & 26
  • December 24 & 31

Reserve Chicago Customer Reviews

26 Reviews
Amy Wallace
Springfield, MO
24 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!
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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!
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Tip: line-ups can be long so go early!

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Lisa Gibson
CA
1 Review
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"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!
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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
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"Ultimate"
August, 2016
There experience was once in a lifetime
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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!
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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.
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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 C.
Saint Louis, MO
5 Reviews
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.
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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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Gibmike
Gibraltar
"Fantastic Views"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2017 NEW
The process of getting up to the top was quite slow due to the large number of people that want to visit this attraction. We queued for about 45 minutes and this was not a busy time of the year. I'm told that during peak season the queues can be 2 hours long. During the wait you get quite a lot of info on the construction etc an quite a good video too. Once at the top, the views are quite spectacular with lots of good photo ops. However the main attraction, the overhanging glass balconies are really crowded as everyone wants to take a few photos here. Be patient and wait your turn as the photographs are quite spectacular.
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tracylesq
Morris County, NJ
"Must see, but kind of overrated"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2017 NEW
We visited on a Monday midday and it was 60+ minutes for general admission. We had VIP fast passes, but once we were inside, the lines did not split properly and we ended up in the GA line for awhile until we realized there was a second line. Once up in the observatory, it was crowded. The views are lovely. The "lines" for the Ledge were just a big crowd of disorganized people. Could probably be improved.
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Nella8311
San Francisco, California
"Fun experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2017 NEW
My husband and I went there pretty early. There were few people waiting so we could enjoy the view. It worth to visit but your have to get there early if you want to avoid the huuuuuuuuge crowd!
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Matt G
Noosaville, Australia
"Long what but what a view"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2017 NEW
Did the full tourist thing. Wills tower observation deck. We paid the double general admission price for the fast pass. I think was worth it as I hate queues. Once up the 360 views are breathtaking and it’s wow wow wow. Then there is the line up for the sky deck that is all glass and overhangs the tower “ledge”. This line up was huge and very slow moving. It would seem they could limit the time that people spend while out on a ledge. Some people took forever and with the length of the lines could have been better managed. That said once out on it looking down was an experience that was almost worth the wait. Do it but know you will have to wait for it.
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LKay54
Brisbane, Australia
"A must"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2017 NEW
A fabulous 360 degree view of Chicago & Lake Erie. The glass floor is an added attraction for those without vertigo issues. Plenty of descriptions of what you are looking at as well as a short video of the construction of the building on the basement level.
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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.