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 feet 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 23, 24 & 31

Reserve Chicago Customer Reviews

38 Reviews
Gary Kirchhofer
Brookville, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Vaca"
April, 2018 NEW
Beautiful view of a beautiful city.
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Laura Wagner
Stevensville, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Worth a Stop, Prepare to Wait"
April, 2018 NEW
This was definitely worth a stop and getting tickets in advance was very convenient. Be prepared to wait to get on and off the elevators as well as for your photos on the Ledge. Staff could do a better job of moving people along. Some individuals took way too long posing in the box while there was a very, very long wait behind them. The views are amazing and my eight year old daughter was in awe.
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Tip: Buy tickets in advance to save a little money and be prepared to wait in line to get up and down.

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David Pesenko
1 Review
"Chicago Skydeck"
April, 2018 NEW
Had fun taking some very cool pictures with this unique experience. Pricey but worth it one.
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Tip: Purchase ticket a head of time and you will save waiting in long lines.

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Kayla Dickerson
Shelbyville, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"A wonderful, once in a lifetime opportunity!"
April, 2018 NEW
I purchased tickets at a discounted rate through Reserve Chicago for Skydeck Chicago. The experience was Amazing! We were told it would be a 2 hour wait upon arrival. It was less than an hour wait. Everything went fast, and smooth. The staff was super friendly and it was definitely an adventure.
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Tip: Bring your camera!

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Lisa Danylchuk
Castro Valley, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Beautiful View! Long lines."
April, 2018 NEW
I didn't love that you can pay your way to the front of the line, though we chose to do it to save our precious time. Even with the fast pass we still had a long wait at the top to stand on the ledge, and the staff cut our time short which I wasn't happy about, since we had paid AND waited. The view is incredible though, and its fun to face your fears and stand on the ledge!
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Tip: Be prepared to wait, or to pay:/

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Angie Huang
1 Review
"Very fun!"
April, 2018 NEW
It was fun and it wasn’t that long of a wait. There was a lot of people though and it was a Monday. We picked a bad day to go because it was foggy and couldn’t see far but it was still a cool experience!!
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Tip: The wait times can get really long so you should check those. We only waited about 20 minutes but the wait time can get up to a few hours.

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Jai Kishore
Chicago, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Our trip to SkyDeck"
April, 2018 NEW
Our trip was really very interesting. We reached early but still faced a long queue. Took us one hour to get to our tune but once we were there, the view and experience was truly majestic. A must see place when you are in downtown Chicago.
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Tip: 1. There will always be a long queue; so recommend to accomodate the wait time. 2. It is always good to choose a sunny day.

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Carrie Watkiss
Clarendon Hills, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Definitely worth the experience."
April, 2018 NEW
We walked in and were greeted by a man who said the wait would be three hours. That did not stop us from still wanting to go, as we had already purchased tickets online. We went downstairs and waited in a line for close to 1 1/2 hours. They lied about the waiting time. The time that we sat waiting was cramped and hot but it was worth it. We had a very good time and it was definitely worth the experience. The elevator ride up is a little nerve-racking so if you are claustrophobic be prepared. The pictures were really cool and the views were amazing.
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Tip: 1. Be prepared to wait in a long line 2. Take the opportunity of professional photos once you get on the deck. They turn out much better than the photos you will take on your iPhone.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Erin B
"Pretty neat"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2018 NEW
We went late afternoon. The wait was fairly short when we went, about 30 minutes, but it could be up to 90 minutes. Once at the top there are additional lines to access the skydeck boxes. The views are amazing. Would like to go back at night
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MaggieJ1020
Salina, Kansas
"Great! Totally Worth it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2018 NEW
Definitely worth the $24. We went around 9:30 in the morning on a Wednesday. (They open at 9 am). There was NO line. We literally walked rigth onto the elevators and went up. There was also no line at the top to the sky boxes - we got the opportunity to really have some fun up there! So my suggestion: get up and go early to miss the crowd!
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Kyle D
"Awesome!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2018 NEW
This is a must do while visiting Chicago. You can literally see all of Chicago by walking around the top. Get your picture taken(purchase for a fee) or take selfies. This is included in the City Pass!
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Theresa P
Albany, United States
"An Experience not to be missed"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2018 NEW
Even on a cloudy day, the views from the tower are not to be missed. Stepping out on the clear decks located 103 stories off the ground is breathtaking. Listen to the guide and back out on to the deck. Looking straight down is a little heartstopping.
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Carrie L
"The Views!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2018 NEW
I'm not a fan of heights, but I breathed it for my twelve year old niece. I'm so glad we did! Such amazing views of the city, lake, and surrounding states. The skyboxes terrified me, but we did manage to get some great photos!
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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.