• Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration: Flexible
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Tower above the Windy City’s world-famous skyline with admission to 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory). Ascend 94 stories to the observation deck of one of the tallest buildings in North America aboard its lightning-fast elevator. Then check out bird’s-eye views of landmarks like the famous Willis (Sears) Tower and the lakefront shoreline, and enjoy a variety of interactive touch screens and educational exhibits on site.

Upgrade to the Sun and Stars package for two visits to the observation deck within 48 hours.

With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into 360 Chicago.


  • 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 360-degree views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan
  • Access to BAR 94 and free Wi-Fi
  • Upgrade your ticket to include two visits within 48 hours
  • With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into 360 Chicago
  • Access to TILT, the new thrilling feature that offers visitors downward facing views from 1,000 feet up (if option selected)

What You Can Expect

360 Chicago Observation Deck (formerly John Hancock Observatory) Admission


Enjoy the high point of your Chicago visit with this admission to 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory), 94 stories up in one of the country’s tallest buildings. Anyone looking to get an incredible view of the unique lakefront landscape and scenic architecture of Chicago will enjoy this sky-high excursion.

Make your own way to the 360 Chicago entrance, located along Michigan Avenue. You can choose to visit any time during the site’s hours of operation. Once inside the building, step into a high-speed elevator that will whisk you more than 90 stories above the ground at a speed of 20.5 mph (33 kph). As the doors open, make your way to the floor-to-ceiling windows as you enjoy incredible aerial views of the Windy City in all four cardinal directions.

Depending on the time of day you visit and the season, you’ll see all manner of interesting highlights. Morning and afternoon tend to give Lake Michigan a richer blue tint, while sunset offers the perfect opportunity for a romantic moment. After dark, the city sparkles down below.

In addition to great views, 360 Chicago offers a number of onsite amenities. Play around with the interactive touch screens, allowing you to zoom in and out of various landmarks visible from above. You can even test your knowledge with a series of digital games that explore the city. The guide features five different languages, and a version just for kids.

Those who have worked up an appetite from the high altitude can stop by BAR 94, for a delicious array of gelato, Italian coffee, cocktails, and light bites.

  • The Sun and Stars option is good for two visits (valid for 48 hours) to the observatory, providing the opportunity to enjoy Chicago views by both day and night.
  • The TILT option offers access to this brand new attraction of outward tilting glass 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile. This is the first of its kind in the world and offers unique, downward facing views.

Customer Reviews

Andrew W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great view of Chicago!

Sudeshna R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Thrilling !!

vicky v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

See Chicago in the deferent perspective

Jane H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a day and evening visit here. Both were fabulous. the views were amazing. It was busy but not so much so that you couldn't see everything as you went round. While we were there it was sunny but it had snowed and this enhanced the views.All of the staff that we had contact with were helpful and really friendly.
When we did the evening visit it was misty and it made it so eerie watching the mist roll around the tower. We had a relaxing drink up there and just enjoyed this amazing tower. I hope to return here again one day and will use viator for booking the visit again.

JOSE V Mexico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It was an owesome experience. The best views of the city, for sure! the thrill of the tilt is fantastic. It's a must in Chicago visits.

Sio C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The 360 Chicago is a must go place especially the twilight experiences.

Janelle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Good fun - a bit scary!

Bryan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The observation deck gives you a great view of the city and gold coast. Going up later in the afternoon allows both a daytime and dusk view if you have the time. Watching the sun go down and lights come on in a city is always interesting.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Nice views of the city and its surroundings

Deborah W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great views of the Chicago skyline.
Clear day, went early in the morning so crowd numbers were not that high, so had plenty of time to walk around the observation deck.

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