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

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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

26 Reviews
Amy Wallace
Springfield, MO
12 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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Gemma G
"Tremendous view never gets old"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2017 NEW
I've been up the Sear's tower numerous times, and I never get tired of it. It's a humbling experience that yet makes me feel proud of where I grew up. Whether you're a Chicago native or visitor, it's a must see, something to look forward to, day or night, the views are stunning. The Sky Deck is worth the visit. The superb staff is there to help you get and take all the photos you need to share with your loved ones. I'm so glad we had the opportunity and privilege to go up to the 103rd. I am ever thankful this is available for us to experience.
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holidaytrekker
NJ
"OK views "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2017 NEW
The lines to get in here are crazy. You don't even realize how bad they are because they are hidden in the basement. You funnel into a small lobby where the elevator takes you down to the line. We waited about one hour just to get up to the CityPass area then we were ushered right up. Be sure you get the CityPass or GoChicago Card to get into certain attractions faster. Views are ok. Thought 360 in John Hancock bldg are better.
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Ro S
Monterrey
"Awesome experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2017 NEW
My mom and I went there because it is popular Was a sunny day so the shoots went great! I tried the boxes and OMG! It is a great experience scary but it is something that you have to do!!!! Enjoy!
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ShlomitShteyer
"Amazing view- long waiting lines "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2017 NEW
Amazing view of the city. Must have the fast pass as without it you will wait around 45 minutes to an hour for the elevator. We had the city pass and it included the fast pass. The other line that you have to wait no matter what , is for the view on the glass floor. There is no staff present at that area so it is just a crowd pushing each other- which is not fun.
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derbygirl1985
Derby, United Kingdom
"AMAZING views but overpriced"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2017 NEW
Like all tourist attractions in Chicago, it is overpriced. Great if you pay the 99 dollars for a pass to lots of tourist attractions but if you're only in town for a few days and don't buy this, each individual attraction is expensive. Loved the incredible views and the floating shelves, even when the weather was bad, but just too expensive at more than 20 dollars really.
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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.