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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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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
2 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
Black Jack, 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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Klm01
"Cool but crowded"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2016 NEW
We went on a holiday so there were a LOT of people. Very thankful for City Pass...when we got there it was a 2 hour wait, however with City Pass we got through in about 25 minutes.
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Vicki L
Boston, Massachusetts
"Thanksgiving Getaway"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 30, 2016 NEW
I'd say this is a must see - the view is amazing! It's on the 103rd floor of the building. They have the "ledge" where you step out in a glass box- you are about 4ft out of the building in the box. It's like being suspended in midair. Crazy adventure for those with a fear of heights. It made me dizzy looking down while standing on a glass floor. It also makes for great selfies. The downside to this adventure - you'll spend at least 2 hours in line to get up to the 103rd floor. You wait in a lobby, then go down in an elevator where you wait in a 2nd lobby that brings you to the ticket booth and just when you think you're heading up after paying....you wait in another line that brings you in a room for a 15 minute movie then you exist to another lobby that finally brings you up. But wait....you wait in another line to get down. Downside-the crazy lines. But it was crazy standing in the "ledge".
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Scout_Mom1
"Great activity on Thanksgiving Day! "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 30, 2016 NEW
Great family activity for out of town company. Even though it was hazy, still a fantastic view. Lines are long, Pre buy tickets on your phone and skip the lines after security.
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LilAustinite
Austin, Texas
"It's a "must do" but make time for it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 30, 2016 NEW
Well, the secret about getting there early in the AM to avoid lines is out. My sister and I got there 20 min. before it opened on a Sunday to find a long line. Luckily, it moved rather quickly. The line upstairs to take pictures in the windows was slow- we ended up hopping out of it and doing the "professional" pictures. Since it wasn't terribly busy in that line the woman also used my sister's phone to take a picture of us- it ended up being our favorite! We were slightly disappointed that the window boxes weren't clean. As someone who's been up the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock, it was fun but I wouldn't necessarily do it again!
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IamSamIam1
Soldotna, Alaska
"A must see tourist attraction "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 30, 2016 NEW
I've lived in Chicago most of my life and have visited the Sears tower hundreds of times during my lifetime. Now that I live away, I make it a part of some of my visits. What limits my attendance is the cost and the crowds. Avoid on the weekends and holidays because the lines and waits are outrageous. Do not buy souvenirs here because the prices are incredibly inflated. From a tourist perspective, it is a must see, the views from the top of Chicagoland and northwest Indiana are indescribable. The glass "shelf" and interesting experience not for the faint of heart. This year, I really enjoyed the Ferris (save Ferris!!) anniversary, a cult classic based in Chicago.
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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.