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

28 Reviews
Reserve Chicago Customer
anna, TX
1 Review
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"Amazing incredible"
February, 2018 NEW
Was an amazing experience day
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Daniel Rubio
Riverside, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great time and view"
February, 2018 NEW
The view is great and the day we were there, it was SO clear!! We really enjoyed the time.
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Tip: The waiting time before getting upstairs.

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Amy Wallace
Springfield, MO
26 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
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!
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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
Verified Traveler
"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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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cujujujuj
New York City, New York
"Great view but quite a line."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 22, 2018 NEW
You can see a great view of the Chicago Skyline here but when I went there, the elevators were down for maintenance and there was quite a line even when I arrived early when the Skydeck opened and had a Fastpass.
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TENA H
Elk Mound, Wisconsin
"Fun even on a cloudy day"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 22, 2018 NEW
Unfortunately, we ran out of time and had to do this one on a cloudy day. Views weren't spectacular, but stepping out into the glass boxes hanging outside the building was still a trip!
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Alexandra D
Romania
"Superb view"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 22, 2018 NEW
I first saw that glass floor on the internet and I fell in love with it! That’s why I decided to visit the skydeck. Back in my country we don’t have such high buildings (not in my town), so for me it was the first time at floor 103! I don’t know how to describe the feeling you have when you step for the first time on that glass floor - I felt so free and excited about the moment! Because there was a long line, by the time that we arrived was already dark, the view was even better (at least that’s my opinion. I have to see it again during the day, just to be sure that I am not wrong) The place is so beautiful, I feel like there are not enough words to describe it, BUT I don’t recommend it if you are afraid of height.
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krisy00725
Orlando, Florida
"Cool, unique experience "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 22, 2018 NEW
Great tourist destination! Amazing views of the city. Many, many photo opportunities and of course the clear boxes on the 103rd floor. For $23 you're really paying for the photo opp. There are lines to take a picture in the box so you don't really have that much time. You wait in lines for everything. Line for the ticket, line to go through security, line to get on the elevator up amd down. This is a one time experience for me, but it was cool.
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BadwaterChick
Greeneville, Tennessee
"What a view!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 21, 2018 NEW
Definitely worth a visit. We went on a Sunday and, since it is winter, we thought it wouldn't be crowded, but we were wrong. We got there about 1.5 hrs after it opened, and they told it us it would be a 4 hour wait; however, since we had city pass, it would be a 1.5 to 2 hr wait. Even though the wait wasn't as long as expected, I sure was glad we bought the city pass. I recommend getting there when it opens or going during the week.
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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.