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 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 24 & 31

Reserve Chicago Customer Reviews

26 Reviews
Amy Wallace
Springfield, MO
22 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 C.
Saint Louis, MO
5 Reviews
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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Tehl K
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
"Fun Time, Great View, Lines"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 22, 2017 NEW
Had a good time. Was a bit of a wait to get up there, but overall enjoyed our time. A must see in Chicago.
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Marcelo_Campolina
Belo Horizonte, MG
"Nice view, big line!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 22, 2017 NEW
The building is really high and it has a nice view from Illinois, Indiana and Michigan (depending on the weather conditions). The glass deck is also a different experience that freaks some people out! However, as expected, the line was huge. I spent about 1 hour on line and 20 minutes visiting the top. I would suggest visiting this building at the first time in the morning.
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twilliams15
New York City, New York
"Up in the clouds"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 21, 2017 NEW
Get there early because the line can get ridiculous. When leaving the Willis tower the line was out the building to the street with an estimated wait time of 90 mins to get in. The sky deck/tower has a lovely view of the city. The tower over looks Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana & Illinois. There are about four lines to wait on, first to go into the building, once you go down stairs the second line that looks like you are entering an airport, third line are for thr elevators to go to the 103 floor. Once on the observatory deck you get to walk around and wait on line to take pictures. The whole experience can take about an hour once you are inside. The sky deck offers pictures for $30-$40. I definitely recommend this attraction early and if you are a tourist
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Emma B
"Decent views but go to 360 instead"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 21, 2017 NEW
As we were staying north of the river, this was firstly a challenge to get to. We went in the evening at around 6pm and got tickets using the citypass, and we were so glad we had the citypass as it allowed us to skip the 90 minute general admission queue! (yes, 90 minutes!) When we got upstairs, we were surprised by how small the observation deck is, and there were so many people packed into it at once that we couldn't even get near the windows, and the glass boxes has 15-30 Minute queues to get in them. We didn't stay up long as there wasn't much to look at. I'm glad we went, seeing as it is an iconic landmark, however I wouldn't go again, and i would definitely recommend using a citypass if you are going. (NOT go cards as they had to join the general admission queue too) Overall, I would definitely recommend doing the 360 observation deck instead if short on time.
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Julie L
Toronto, Canada
"313 Oprahs Tall! (and some advice)"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 21, 2017 NEW
If you want the best experience here you need to do a few things. 1. When you go in - actually take the time to watch the movie before you go up. Your understanding of the building you are in will help you appreciate it. 2. If you want to understand what you are going to see I highly recommend the Chicago Architecture Foundation's River Cruise (They send one of their docents on the tour with you). Best $46 I spent in Chicago in helping me understand and appreciate this city. When I went up Willis tower afterward I was thrilled to be able to recognize and understand what I was seeing. My experience was richly enhanced.
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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.