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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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:
  • October 8
  • November 5, 25 & 26
  • December 23, 24 & 31

Reserve Chicago Customer Reviews

55 Reviews
Forrest Son
West Lafayette, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Sunset Views - Willis Tower"
September, 2018
It is worth it to go at least once to the Skydeck of the Willis Tower. The views are great. My one suggestion would be to go a while before sunset if you want to go into the skyboxes. The lines are too long near sunet.
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Tip: Choose a clear day. Go a while before sunset, the lines are long!

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Tisha Lukusa
Silver , MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Skydeck"
August, 2018
Booking was easy and we saved a few dollars. But there was no visibility when we went so it was difficult to have the full experience. Overall still amazing
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Reserve Chicago Customer
Bloomingdale, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Beautiful views of Chicago"
August, 2018
Beautiful views of the city and having your tickets in advance will save you a lot of time. Try to visit during off peak hours as it can get very crowded.
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Tip: Daytime during the summer is VERY crowded, choose a time in the evening for better crowds

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Susie Young
Oakland, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Easy"
July, 2018
No problem ordering tickets on their website
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Anna Benitez
Fort Worth, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Skydeck Chicago"
July, 2018
I recommend purchasing your tickets online through the reserve Chicago website, as it will save you some money and avoid waiting in the long lines. I recommend to also visit the skydeck on a weekday rather than the weekends when it's super packed. My boyfriend and I went on a Monday evening, and waited less than 5 minutes in the line to ride the elevator and take us to the 103rd story floor. The view was amazing! Especially at night when all the city lights were shining bright.
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Tip: Purchase your tickets online! Highly recommend it.

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Reserve Chicago Customer
Palmdale, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Save with Reserve Chicago"
June, 2018
I purchased 3 tickets for Skydeck through Reserve Chicago and saved about $8. In the morning, it was cloudy and the sky was dark but when we went up there around 3 pm, it was clear and could see everything. It was Wednesday June 6...there was no line. We could go over and over to take different pictures.
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Pooja Jeurkar
Chicago, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very Quick & Satisfactory"
June, 2018
I booked this ticket $5 less from regular price while I was in queue for tickets. It was really quick.
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Tip: look for deals or lesser price before you go to any siteseeing

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Analyn Montiel
Bartlett , IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Saving and no hassle"
June, 2018
It was easy to purchase tickets and big savings.
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Tip: Savings and at ease of your phone

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wren52681
North Bethesda, Maryland
"So scary!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2018 NEW
Tried to do this on a day that was snowing and foggy, but one of the attendants said there was zero visibility, so we went the next day. We got there at about 10:04 and it opened at 10. We waited about an hour to get up to the top, but once we got up there it was well worth it. We also did the glass bottom observatory (another wait line). Such beautiful views of the city, and awesome and scary at the same time to stand out over the building. Well worth the $24 to go to the top. Get there early though, you will wait in line!!
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Janet H
Burlington, Washington
"Money grabber"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2018 NEW
Well, can I really review this if I didn't go to the top? I will. I think the cost of going to the skydeck is outrageous. I'm afraid of heights, but also think it's too much money for too little. I'm sure the view is fantastic as it is with any other tall building-Seattle Space Needle (have been on top there) or the Arch in St Louis. But the cost to me is just not worth it. I can see beautiful pictures for free of the same view. I did go to the shop and buy a few souvenirs from there though. I would rather spend my money on actually doing something-not just spending a bit of time looking out at anything. I thought it was more interesting seeing the skydecks from the river on an architecture tour.
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tammymarshall2018
Riverside, California
"Go at night!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2018 NEW
We happened to go here on Halloween night and the place was empty. Walked right thru all the lines and were able to meander around the top. The view at night is spectacular!
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Danilo J
Guayaquil, Ecuador
"4 hours long journey (for 3 pictures)"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 15, 2018 NEW
Maybe it was because it was "Marathon Monday", but we had to wait more than 3 hours to finally get to the glass box, and once there you only have chance for 2 "official" pictures + one taken with your phone. View is spectacular, but waiting time makes you wonder if it's a 100% worth such wait.
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GoPlaces21204324325
Chicago, Illinois
"Quick trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 15, 2018 NEW
Made a quick trip to Chicago and found out my “bonus daughter” who lives in Chitown had never been to the sky deck. It was later in the day, about an hour & a half from closing. We “fast passed” our tickets and were at the top in no time at all with plenty of time to enjoy the amazing views!! It’s a MUST!
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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.