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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration:  Flexible
The best views of Chicago can be yours at 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory)! Perched 94 stories above the Windy City, the 360 Chicago provides commanding views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s towering skyscrapers, including Willis (Sears) Tower. Located in the heart of downtown on Michigan Avenue, the observatory is steps away from other top Chicago attractions, and with inclusions like panoramic touch-screens and interactive educational kiosks, it will be the high point (literally) of your Chicago trip!

If you want to extend your tour to day and night and observe Chicago at both times of day, upgrade to the Sun & Stars option, good for two visits. You can also upgrade for the Total Tower Experience and receive and exclusive gift!

Highlights

  • Admission to the 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory), located above the Magnificent Mile
  • Ride to the top in North America's fastest elevators, which rise 1,000 feet (305 meters) in 40 seconds!
  • Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan
  • Listen to the included Sky Tour narrated by part-time Chicagoan David Schwimmer (Total Tower Experience)
  • Enjoy access to Lavazza Espression Café and free Wi-Fi
  • Upgrade to the Sun & Stars option or the Total Tower Experience

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What You Can Expect

360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory) Admission

John Hancock Observatory

With your admission to the 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory), step off Michigan Avenue and into a high-powered elevator that will take you on an exhilarating ride to the 94th floor at a speed of 20.5 mph (33 kph). The observatory provides unbeatable views of Chicago at all times of the day: Go in the morning or afternoon to admire the expansive blue of Lake Michigan, go at sunset for a romantic moment, or go at night when the city becomes a sea of twinkling lights.

More than just the tip of a tall building, the 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory) offers several activities to complement the pretty view. Explore Chicago through the best technologies such as interactive screens that allow you to zoom in and out of famous locations across the city and test your knowledge on digital challenges. You can also stretch your eye a little further with the interactive telescopes (the first of their kind in the United States) and learn about the city surrounding you through the self-guided multimedia Sky Tour(if Total Tower Experience option selected). The guide is available in seven languages as well a version with commentary designed for kids.

Delight in a unique photo opportunity that will capture you as a 360 Chicago (John Hancock Center) window washer. Souvenir photo packages are also available for purchase.

If you need to catch your breath, head to the observatory’s Lavazza Espression Café, where you can take a break with an Italian coffees, gelato, cocktails, or delicious café menu designed by 3-star Michelin chef Ferran Adrià (own expense).

Upgrade: Additional admission options are available to make the most of your visit.
  • The Sun & Stars option is good for two visits (valid for 48 hours) to the observatory providing opportunity to enjoy Chicago views by both day and night
  • The Total Tower Experience includes your admission, a multimedia tour, and an exclusive 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory) gift

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Best view of Chicago, much better than Skydeck. One has to perform some tricks to reduce the blinking in glasses while taking photos. I would highly recommend the "Sun and Stars" option as Chicago looks great both in the day and in the night.

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