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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration:  Flexible

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Gaze upon the city sights from the pinnacle of Chicago, the Skydeck. Located on the 103rd floor of Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower -- the third-tallest building in the world -- the Skydeck offers spectacular sweeping views and is full of interactive exhibits. To complete your exciting Chicago experience, head to the Ledge, a glass balcony showcasing unbeatable views of Chicago’s top attractions like Wrigley Field and the Navy Pier.


  • Enjoy spectacular views of Chicago from the 103rd floor of Willis Tower
  • Experience the thrill of the Ledge, a glass balcony 1,353 feet (412.4 meters) off the ground
  • Learn about the history of the Skydeck with a short video in the Skydeck Theatre
  • Explore interactive exhibits designed for the whole family
  • Upgrade to the Skylights Tour for an amazing audio tour of Chicago!

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What You Can Expect

Skydeck Chicago Admission

Panoramic View of Chicago

Marvel at Chicago from an unparalleled viewpoint during this exciting Skydeck experience. Located in Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower, the Skydeck offers spectacular sweeping vistas of Chicago and beyond from the 103rd floor. Walk out onto the Ledge, a glass box-like balcony that extends 4.3 feet (1.3 meters) from the building, and experience an unconventional view--straight-down! Admire the lofty views of top Chicago attractions, like Wrigley Field, the Navy Pier and Millennium Park, all from a breathtaking height of 1,353 feet (412.4 meters). On a clear day, you can see up to 50 miles (80.5 km) out! It’s also the perfect vantage point for great sunset and twinkling nightscape views. Bring your camera or treat yourself to a professional photo available at the gift shop.

In the Skydeck Theatre, experience ‘Reaching for the Sky,’ a fascinating 9-minute movie telling the story of Chicago’s rise to the top of the architectural world. Here, discover how the tower went from a dream to a global icon.

You can also explore several exhibits designed for the whole family, like interactive digital floor displays, touch-screen activities and scavenger hunts that not only highlight Chicago's iconic landmark, but also celebrate the Windy City's sports, architecture, pop culture, history, food, music and people. Challenge yourself with a Chicago trivia game, compare the heights of the tallest structures in the world, and see just how many of your bodies it would take to reach the height of Willis Tower.

Upgrade to the Skylights Tour and enjoy a 20-minute audio tour, available in several languages. Full of exciting details about Chicago's rich history, the commentary helps you pinpoint top city sights from 20 different locations on the Skydeck. It's like having your own personal guide!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

A nice tour! I took my parents who are in their 80's. They enjoyed the great views at the top. The Skydeck has its own entrance and it is entirely separated from the rest of the building, so if you wanted to sneak into the building for whatever reason, you'd have to get out and go back in through another entrance. It was a nice, clear day. Willis Tower is a bit away from Lake Michigan, so it doesn't give you the lakeview - you'd have to go to Hancock building for that. But it gives you a great view of the downtown skyscrapers and the opposite view of Chicagoland that is flat and spread out wide. The parking was very expensive around the building. We parked for about 90 minutes, and paid $26. It was a parking building half a block from Willis Tower, very close. I didn't want my aging parents to have to walk a lot. Also, we arrived at around 11 AM on a Thursday, and it was near empty. No line, no waiting. People who were coming in at 12:30 when we were leaving had to form a long line. Overall, a very pleasant and fun experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was good - I prefer the Hancock, but out of town guest wanted the tallest building. Even in the rain, the view was spectacular. Get there early - seems they were letting people in before 9:45a when we arrived - no line/no waiting at that time.
FYI - the Viator voucher must be turned in for tickets - one more step that wasn't a problem with no line, but if there had been a line, would have been nice to know where to go first.

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